| May 7, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Short and sweet. Such has been my time writing this column for the Times for the past few weeks, and such, also, is my mom. As this is my last contribution to the paper before I head off to pursue full-time graduate studies, I thought I would pay...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:30 AM
How to throw a great party is a question that has kept Martha Stewart in business for decades. How to throw a great party scene, well, that takes expertise too. Director Nick Stoller, who throws the many ragers in the new comedy "Neighbors," gave his...
| Jun 9, 2014
Cadet Major Jonathan Houck knew that every fold as the U.S. flag is reduced to a triangle was symbolic, but Sunday, he learned specifically what each fold meant as he recited their meanings to the crowd gathered at the Westminster Elks Lodge.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The Santa Fe Farmers Market sits parallel to the tracks of the historic railroad depot. As you approach, the sweet smell of chilies wafts through the air. A man is turning the crank of a metal drum of bright green Hatch peppers roasting over an open...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The Library of Congress announced Thursday that Charles Wright is to be the 20th U.S. poet laureate. Wright, who had previously been approached about the position but demurred, will begin his term in September.
“I’m going to try to pull up...
| May 26, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Everyone recognizes the steely-eyed Uncle Sam in the swallow-tail jacket pointing his finger at the viewer. "I Want You for U.S. Army" (no "the" for some reason) was emblazoned on the poster that practically commanded men to sign up and fight in World War...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Digging into one's family history, violinist Regina Carter said, is not only worthwhile for musicians and artists. It's something everyone should do.
Carter, a prolific and well-known jazz violinist and a MacArthur Fellowship winner, devoted two...
| May 8, 2014
| 11:53 AM
It's one of the most significant sports film discoveries in recent years, offering up a new look at the 1919 World Series, when eight Chicago White Sox players allegedly conspired with gamblers to lose games to the Cincinnati Reds in what became known...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:50 PM
It's not every day that you get to write something like this, so let's just say it: "Mary Poppins" may be the most controversial movie at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival.
OK, maybe that is a stretch. The 1964 Disney classic recently got tapped...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The Library of Congress has added another 25 works to its National Recording Registry, a list of tunes that range from 1890s street singer George Washington Johnson's "The Laughing Song" to the Everly Brothers' "Cathy's Clown" to U2's "The Joshua Tree."...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:05 AM
This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Linda Ronstadt’s commercial breakthrough album, “Heart Like a Wheel,” the Everly Brothers’ career-rejuvenating 1960 hit “Cathy’s Clown” and Creedence...