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  • On Theater: A new, vital 'Our Town'

    On Theater: A new, vital 'Our Town'
    Can a play written in 1938 about rural life in the early 20th century — and staged by virtually every high school and collegiate drama department ever since — speak to 21st century audiences with relevancy and immediacy? If the play is...
  • The $40,000 idea is out there

    Editor's note: This corrects the prize in the Buddy Group's challenge and when the winner will be announced. Pushing the envelope isn't a foreign concept. Most are familiar with weighing the options between risk-taking and playing it safe, though few...
  • Wordsmiths offer tips, insights

    Wordsmiths offer tips, insights
    "I cannot live without books," Thomas Jefferson famously wrote. Luckily for area bibliophiles, April 9 could supply them with several years' worth — autographed, as well. The fifth annual Literary Orange festival at the UC Irvine Student...
  • Creating a wax museum

    NEWPORT BEACH — Rows of third-grade students dressed in costumes stood statue-like, holding out their clenched right fists. As parents walked up and down the rows and pressed a red "button" on the students' fists, 8-year-old versions of Leonardo...
  • Textbooks up for public review

    COSTA MESA — The Newport-Mesa Unified School District has made six prospective high school textbooks available for public review through April 25. Afterward, the school board will consider approving the books for use in grades 10-12, but such...
  • O.C. objectivists shrug at Ayn Rand film

    "Atlas Shrugged" may serve as a quasi-bible to many objectivists, but the film adaptation of the novel, which came out Friday, isn't rousing more than a nod from some Ayn Rand fans. The film took creator John Aglialoro, a former Wall Street trader,...
  • Scholarship Awards Breakfast - Corona del Mar

    CORONA DEL MAR HIGH SCHOOL Lyssa Aruda AP Classes/School Activities/Clubs: AP physics; statistics; lit/comp; gov't/econ; art history; calculus; lang/comp; chemistry; U.S. history; European history; President, National Honor Society; President and...
  • Chapman president now an author

    COSTA MESA — Chapman University President Jim Doti will take off his adult hat as a University of Chicago-schooled economist and put on a new one as a first-time author of a children's book. On Sunday, Doti will read from his newly published work,...
  • Youmans: Catching the latest flick about 'Flicka'

    Youmans: Catching the latest flick about 'Flicka'
    Mary O'Hara's popular novel "My Friend Flicka," a beloved, coming of age family classic about a rider's passionate connection with a wild horse — has enchanted children and adults for more than 70 years. And now, the next chapter of the saga...
  • Check It Out: Teens, YA literary adventures await you

    Young Adult literature is full of great stories, including good old-fashioned adventures with protagonists willing to take on any challenge. Below are a few series-starting page-turners for the adventure lover: For teens of any age, "Airborn," by Kenneth...
  • ScotsFest 2012 starts Saturday

    ScotsFest 2012 starts Saturday
    Locals don't need to go see "The Avengers" this weekend to watch telephone poles get chucked end-over-end, or see 300 pounds of weight carried with ease. The real-life version will be in Costa Mesa, at the annual ScotsFest — a tribute to all things...
  • Bookmark: Farewell to the wild one

    For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man. For every kid who builds forts out of old...