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  • City Lights: A list for why this recovering list addict is going list-less (from now on)

    City Lights: A list for why this recovering list addict is going list-less (from now on)
    Now that Christmas is over, I have a new seasonal tune stuck in my head. Maybe it wasn't intended as a holiday song, but it's one I often find myself humming around the end of December and start of January: "Nothing Was Delivered," an obscure Bob Dylan...
  • On Theater: A big year on the small stage

    This is the second of three columns reviewing the year 2012 in local theater. Home-grown theater, as practiced by community playhouses and collegiate drama departments, was particularly prevalent during 2012 in the cities covered by this column: Costa...
  • Reel Critics: Not a big 'Reach,' but fast-paced fun

    Tom Cruise already has a successful action movie franchise in the "Mission: Impossible" films. But he makes a serious bid to start up a similar action series as "Jack Reacher," a hard-boiled operative in the mold of Jason Bourne. Jack lives off the...
  • Reel Critics: 'Pitch Perfect' hits bold, funny notes

    Reel Critics: 'Pitch Perfect' hits bold, funny notes
    Two new movies are out about growing up and finding acceptance — a broad comedy ("Pitch Perfect") and moving drama ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower"). "Pitch Perfect" mixes gleeful musical numbers with raunchy campus antics. Freshman Becca (Anna...
  • The Crowd: A Russian night for Beckstrand Cancer Foundation

     The Crowd: A Russian night for Beckstrand Cancer Foundation
    She did it again. Lil Spitzer, executive director of the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation, produced what many called "the party of the year" Oct. 13 in the Hangar at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Spitzer joined forces with community...
  • Check It Out: Ghosts, vampires, werewolves and zombies

    Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
  • On Theater: Rapunzel guides UCI students

    When UC Irvine opens its two-weekend production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" on Friday night , the cast members will have experienced a link to the musical's first Broadway production. Pamela Winslow Kashani, an Orange County resident who...
  • Reel Critics: Heart-pounding action but foggy plot in 'Next Three Days'

    Reel Critics: Heart-pounding action but foggy plot in 'Next Three Days'
    Paul Haggis is a director and screenwriter who has garnered Academy Award attention with "Million Dollar Baby" and "Crash." He helped rejuvenate the James Bond franchise in the 2006 update to "Casino Royale." In "The Next Three Days," Haggis teams up with...
  • On Theater: 'Fences' takes high honors for 2010

    Editor's note: This is the first of three columns reviewing the year 2010 in local theater. "'Fences'" is the linchpin in (August) Wilson's 10-play oeuvre, most of them set in Pittsburgh's ramshackle Hill District in each decade of the 20th century....
  • The stage gets funny again at Estancia High

    The stage gets funny again at Estancia High
    COSTA MESA — Nicolas Juarez used his cell phone for light as he moved around the darkened theater. Meanwhile, members of his cast and crew scuttled backstage as they quieted themselves for the start of the dress rehearsal. Juarez took his place in...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast - Newport Harbor

    NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL Jason Cernius AP Classes/School Activities/Clubs: Art History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, English Language, English Literature, European History, Physics C (Electricity and Magnetism), Physics C...
  • Rolling out the red carpet

    Rolling out the red carpet
    NEWPORT BEACH — The opening night of the Newport Beach Film Festival, featuring the world premiere of "East Fifth Bliss," was marked by high-profile celebrities and a packed theater at the Edwards Big Newport Cinemas. Actors Michael C. Hall and...