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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Girls' Water Polo: Sailors bounce back

    Leave it to longtime Newport Harbor High water polo coach Bill Barnett to compare his team's six-on-five to the old comic strip character Fearless Fosdick. Fearless Fosdick, a detective who was a parody of Dick Tracy, ran in cartoonist Al Capp's comic...
  • '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-...
  • On Theater: Comedy is 'Stiff' in name only

    On Theater: Comedy is 'Stiff' in name only
    They've explored the world of history ("Ragtime") and fantasy ("Seussical"), but the creative team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty earlier elected to tackle two other genres — mystery and farce — in their offbeat musical comedy "Lucky...
  • Remembering Bukowski with O.C.'s 'poet grandfather'

    Remembering Bukowski with O.C.'s 'poet grandfather'
    I am not a writer of prose. This is not an article, an anecdote or short story. It is simply the imperfect account of an evening from several points of view. So begins the document that Lee Mallory has set in front of me at a cramped wooden table in the...
  • Schafer returns to Sanitary District board

    Schafer returns to Sanitary District board
    The Costa Mesa Sanitary District board of directors appointed Arlene Schafer on Friday morning to fill a vacancy created after a recent resignation. She will serve out the remainder of former Director Jim Fitzpatrick's term, which runs until December...
  • Check It Out: Finding the right book

    How do you find a good book to read? Ask a friend for a recommendation? Look up bestseller lists online? Visit a bookstore? Scan the books on the library shelves? At the Newport Beach Public Library, we love to recommend books! Let us help you find the...
  • Carnett: Others' histories stand as great inspirations

    I was led quite by accident last week to peruse a pair of highly absorbing memoirs. That's the nice thing about being retired. You have time to indulge your reading passions, from selections on the latest bestseller lists to enduring works you've long...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Enjoy Dungan before it's (temporarily) gone

    The next book sale at the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. There will be books of all sorts appealing to all ages and interests — fiction and nonfiction, biography, cookbooks...
  • Check It Out: Take a gamble on these titles

    Why do people play games? Well, since we can't solve the world's problems, playing a game within a controlled environment at least gives us a chance to temporarily escape from reality. It also gives us an opportunity to unravel a mystery and even...