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  • Bookmark: Timing is everything

    Take a minute, if you will, to consider the prominence of time travel as a theme in the arts. You don't have to be a brilliant but evil scientist huddled in a secret mountaintop laboratory, rubbing your hands together and cackling with glee as you...
  • 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...
  • On Theater: Open season in September

    September is with us and so are a number of new stage productions either opening tonight (as in two cases) or waiting in the wings. Tonight's opener is "The Rainmaker" at the Newport Theater Arts Center. This is an oldie by N. Richard Nash that inspired...
  • Check It Out: Tips to Start the School Year Right

    It's that time of the year, once again, to get off the beach and back into the classroom. Getting settled into the school year routine means having to get used to late-night studying, homework assignments and making grades. So, before you are assigned...
  • 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,...
  • Check It Out: Picking stuff off of the 'spooky shelves'

    Beware: The spooky season is upon us! Children often love to scare themselves silly and this is the time of the year for such fun. The hours of sunshine are shorter, and the dark nights begin much earlier. Bedtime book requests are made up of spooky...
  • 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...
  • DeFrenza a leading man

    Marc DeFrenza said he hasn't felt nervous since he joined the drama club at Estancia High. Performing in front of people is what he lives to do. "I'm just kind of used to everybody having their eyes on me," said DeFrenza, who is in his third year...
  • The Crowd: Newport Harbor alumni entertained

    The inaugural "Lights Up" performance and fundraiser May 15 showcased artists from Newport Harbor High School's past and present. The high-energy performance entertained the crowd in the campus' sparkling rebuilt Robert B. Wentz Theater. Newport Harbor...