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  • Reel Critics: Second 'Sin City' as striking as the first

    Frank Miller's "Sin City" in 2005 transferred the cutting-edge art of his graphic novels to the big screen with stunning results. The striking film noir story took on new depth and wonder with his spectacular visual effects. Gangsters, hot dames and...
  • Apodaca: Time to rethink the role of testing?

    When I was a senior in high school, I had an English teacher who had a profound effect on my life. To be honest, at first I thought she was a little weird because she was, well, old. But before long I began devouring the assigned readings —...
  • Check It Out: Loved the movie? Try the book

    The current trend of making young-adult books into movies is exploding! "The Hunger Games," "Divergent" and "The Fault in Our Stars" are just a few success stories, with more on the way. Movie releases are turning these books into publishing sensations...
  • Robert Peters, poet and longtime UC Irvine professor, dies at 89

    Robert Peters, poet and longtime UC Irvine professor, dies at 89
    Robert Peters, a Victorian literature scholar who became a prolific poet and brusque critic during a three-decade career at the University of California, died June 13 in Irvine. He was 89. Peters, who was also a memoirist and performer of his own works,...
  • Friends of the Libraries: The 'Wild Things' live on

    It is always nice to see some old books — which I read to my now long-grown-up children — in a recommended list of children's reading for this summer. "There Is an Alligator Under My Bed" by Mercer Mayer and "Where the Wild Things Are" by...
  • 'Tartuffe' at SCR: Costa Mesa theater comes full circle

    'Tartuffe' at SCR: Costa Mesa theater comes full circle
    Last summer, Becca Lustgarten began to feel as if something was missing from her life. The 26-year-old Boston University graduate who had relocated to Los Angeles recalled homing in on a void that she had previously filled by learning, acting and...
  • Every day they write the 'Book of Mormon'

    Every day they write the 'Book of Mormon'
    Cody Jamison Strand was agog when he earned a spot in the cast of "The Book of Mormon." And then, the nerves crept in. The 24-year-old realized he'd struck comic gold with the role of Elder Arnold Cunningham — whom he describes as happy, over-...
  • Friends of the Libraries: How to MashUp your media

    As public libraries direct more of their resources toward teens, a group of libraries across the nation has studied best practices in technology program implementation using rich media in a program called Media MashUp. The program also intends to...
  • Check It Out: Looking for a literary laugh?

    When a customer asks a librarian to help them find a funny novel, it can be a challenge to find one that fits an individual's sense of humor. One person may appreciate dark humor, while another may enjoy satire or gentle humor. If you think you might...
  • The God Squad: If it bleeds, it leads? Not for God

    Q: I love your column. You're so open, honest and straightforward with your answers. I'm 61 (a widow for 35 years) and was raised Catholic. I watch the news each night and see the weather that's occurring in the U.S., people rioting, etc. I'm scared to...
  • IVC teachers win top honors

    Irvine Valley College granted two language professors top honors this week. Virginia Shank, who teaches English, and Mercedes Julian, a Spanish instructor, were named Professor of the Year and Part-time Professor of the Year, respectively. Shank has...
  • Check It Out: Looking for a rebellious read?

    A cataclysmic event occurred. To control the chaos, society becomes highly ordered and stratified, with every person having a defined role and knowing what behaviors are expected. In these stories, teen characters break away from expectations, in some...