| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:50 PM
It's been gone for three years, but NBC announced Wednesday that it was time to bring "Last Comic Standing" back for another go-round.
The announcement came with added firepower as it was also stated that comedian Wanda Sykes has signed on to...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Alcohol will not be served at Saturday's Wet Electric event at Huntington State Beach, according to a state official.
California Alcoholic Beverage Control spokesman John Carr said the music festival was denied a permit to sell alcohol because it posed a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Hush Little Baby
Grand Central Publishing; 357 pages
If Suzanne Redfearn's "Hush Little Baby" had a second half to equal its first, it might have been a remarkable achievement. For nearly 200 pages, the novel is a spellbinding...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Loving Laguna: A Local's Guide to Laguna Beach
Pretium Press; 116 pages
If Terrence Malick had set his experimental film "The Tree of Life" in Laguna Beach, Skip Hellewell might have provided part of the subject matter. Malick's...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Return to Oakpine
by Ron Carlson
Viking; 264 pages
The high school years are such a slim period — about one 20th of a typical lifespan — and yet they can weigh so heavily in our memory. To attend a reunion is to be overjoyed to see old...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:31 AM
The world premiere of a new chamber version of Leonard Bernstein's "Songfest" Thursday afternoon in Ravinia's Martin Theatre brought memories flooding back of the muggy Ravinia night in July, 28 years ago, when the composer led the local premiere of his...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Murder in Thrall
By Anne Cleeland
Kensington Books; 282 pages
What a bleak existence it must be to work as a detective — day after day amid forensics, fingerprints and hysterical witness statements, under deadlines that change at the drop of a...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Winners of the fourth annual Surf City Student Film Festival have been announced.
Cameron Lew from Huntington Beach High School and his film "Swung" won best overall, nabbing the most points for the night.
Ryan Talbot, also from Huntington, won second...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:46 AM
AuthorHouse; 146 pages
Poor Merlot. After Paul Giamatti uttered that now-famous line in the 2004 romantic comedy "Sideways" — the one about not drinking Merlot. Seriously, do I even need to quote it? — news...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Windber Senior Citizens will take a bus trip to Raystown Lake on July 26. Many events are planned for the day, including a boat ride. Transportation is free. For more information, call 814-266-9168.
A free community dinner, sponsored by the Windber Area...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:32 PM
A spaghetti dinner and basket/prize raffle is planned for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 8 at Bethany Presbyterian Church on the corner of Blaine Street and Chandler Avenue in Johnstown. Tickets will be available at the door.
Tickets are available for the...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Black Crow White Lie
Casperian Books; 159 pages
In the film noir classic "The Night of the Hunter," Robert Mitchum plays a preacher who tattoos the word "love" on one hand and "hate" on the other — a symbol, he explains, of the...