| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:01 AM
There's plenty of real tension, drama and humor in the convoluted dealings of NFL teams preparing for the college football draft. Opportunities for triumph, failure and embarrassment are rampant as teams jockey for position in the annual selection ritual....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Johnny Knoxville has been at the center of the lowbrow "Jackass" series of bad-boy comedy films and cable TV shows. His format gathers a collection of silly, stupid skits that are so seriously R-rated they defy description in a family newspaper. The...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 5:39 PM
With the legendary DreamWorks studio behind "Megamind," you know this animated offering will have first-rate special effects and production values. The studio fully delivers this film's expected technical quality. The movie won the weekend with almost $50...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 7:00 PM
Q: First of all, I want to thank you for your prayerful answers to all and for sharing your gifts with your readers. On several occasions you've referred to our souls living on with God. I realize you can't encompass all religious beliefs in every answer,...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:34 PM
"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...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 9:19 PM
LOS ANGELES — Twelve-time time All-Star and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will add an honor usually reserved for the stars of Hollywood to his list of athletic achievements.
Bryant, a Newport Coast resident, will be the first athlete to have...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Nine films were nominated for Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, but I think only my top three picks below have a real chance of winning. They're included here with some other movies that I think also deserved recognition:
1. "The Artist"—...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 10:19 PM
ANAHEIM — The Long Beach State men's basketball team played North Carolina in the Dean Dome and battled Kansas in Phog Allen Fieldhouse earlier this season. The 49ers also won at then-No, 9-ranked Pitt and lost hard-fought road contests to...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 10:31 PM
Mikah Maly-Karros, the best women's basketball player UC Irvine has had in more than a decade, has quit the team, UCI officials confirmed Monday.
Maly-Karros, a 6-foot-1 forward, led the Big West Conference in scoring as a junior last season at 19.5...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:33 AM
Bennett Miller directed the acclaimed film "Capote" in 2005. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Miller now brings his masterful but subtle touch to the sports movie genre in "Moneyball." In the process, he...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 8:34 PM
Don't be surprised if the team on-base percentage of Tarbut V'Torah's baseball team makes a significant jump next season.
Brent Dohling is the high school baseball coach at TVT, a Jewish Community Day School in Irvine with about 150 students. He also had...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:05 PM
If there was one ring in the world that I, a weakling theater critic, knew I could knock Mike Tyson out in, it was the Pantages Theatre, where "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" played this past weekend.
Tyson might have 100 pounds more muscle on him than I...