| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Filming "Brahmin Bulls" was not a breeze.
Director Mahesh Pailoor valiantly balanced budgetary issues and his cast's schedules while shooting the entire movie out of order. He even faced an unexpected foe — the 85th annual Academy Awards.
| Nov 8, 2012
| 7:55 PM
As I write this column for Friday's edition of the Daily Pilot, it is noon Tuesday and America is midway through an election day that has divided the nation more than any other in recent memory.
It is somehow appropriate to share with Newport-Mesa...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Global cinema is all over Irvine this fall, with two major film festivals running concurrently.
The Silent River Film Festival, on through Sunday, endeavors to bridge the divide between East and West by showcasing South Asian films. Created by...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:49 PM
COSTA MESA — At 24, Mudra Perez stands out from the typical high school graduate just for her age.
But a closer look at Perez—orphaned in India, adopted by an American family— shows her age is just the tip of the iceberg.
| Dec 11, 2010
| 5:40 PM
Hearing the word "respect," one might be reminded of the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who never got any. But, in the real world, callous lack of respect contributes powerfully to inter-ethnic and inter-religious violence and death.
| Mar 8, 2011
| 7:52 PM
COSTA MESA — Renowned American composer Philip Glass is the subject of the Pacific Symphony's annual American Composers Festival (ACF), which begins Thursday night in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa.
The festival ends...
| Jan 8, 2011
| 5:47 PM
Whether you're an armchair traveler, or you have the opportunity to visit other places beyond your immediate environment, travel gives us the opportunity to expand our minds and recognize the various ways that others are living and experiencing the world....
| May 17, 2012
| 8:22 PM
John Madden directed the fun-loving Oscar winner "Shakespeare in Love" and the gritty spy thriller "The Debt." He employs his skills somewhere between these two extremes in"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
The story follows several aging Brits needing...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Transit of Venus
The Orange Coast College Astronomy Club will be setting up solar telescopes near the OCC Planetarium so that people can view the transit of Venus. The best time to view the transit is between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., and the...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 11:04 PM
'Do the Right'
Woody's Wharf and friends will host "Do the Right," an auction in memory of Kirk Howe to benefit Jenny and Jillian Howe, at 6:30 p.m. at 2318 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach. Twenty percent of Woody's Wharf proceeds and 100% of...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:08 PM
Veterans Courtyard of Honor
Vanguard University, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, dedicates its Veterans Courtyard of Honor with special guest Ret. Adm. Vernon E. Clark at 4:30 p.m. A VIP reception is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The courtyard is a...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:24 PM
UC Irvine dedicates the Rowland Hall Exhibit, highlighting the life and work of Professor F. Sherwood Rowland, starting at 1 p.m. with a lecture by Professor Donald R. Blake in the Student Center, Pacific Ballroom...