| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:43 PM
PERSPECTIVE It’s probably no coincidence that television reached a new level of critical respectability after its most serious shows embraced ......
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:27 PM
I still read out loud to my son. He is in fifth grade and an avid reader. He plows through books and is currently devouring "The Hobbit" which he calls "addicting." But he still likes it when I read out loud to him before bed. I've always read to him. I...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:28 PM
"Misfits" star Joseph Gilgun guest stars in this Saturday's episode of "Ripper Street" on BBC America.
The episode, "In My Protection," gives a nod to Charles Dickens classic "Oliver Twist," with Gilgun playing a Fagin-like character named Carmichael who...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Brrrr, has it been cold enough for you? It has been teeth-chattering weather lately. Actually, I’d rather it be like this than have to deal with triple-digit heat. There is almost no limit to how many sweaters one can put on to warm up, but one...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:07 PM
A two-day book sale is coming up this weekend at the Costa Mesa/Donald Dungan Library. On Saturday, the sale begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. Most books will be $1 or less. On Sunday, the sale goes from noon to 3 p.m. and — what many people...
| Dec 2, 2012
Sunday @ 10am 22nd Winter Fantasy Sawdust Art Festival 935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach 949 494 3030 www.sawdustartfestival.org There are signs of the season! Searching for unusual holiday gifts? You can find them at the Winter Wonderland created at...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Christmas is a time for nostalgia — and good will — so maybe we should cut the Orlando Shakespeare Theater's current holiday comedy some slack.
After all, it's full of old jokes, old visual gags and old comedy set-ups. Even the premise...
| Dec 7, 2012
As right as Dickens. That's what President Barack Obama suggested about his tax plan when he recently used "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens to frame his case for rate increases.
A "Scrooge Christmas" is what the country will get if lawmakers won't...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Audiences may notice a few new things in this year's production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at South Coast Repertory, but director John-David Keller promises there are no drastic changes.
"We can tweak it. We can't change it," said Keller,...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:37 AM
"Little Women": Ann Noble made her mark as a playwright with 1995's Irish family melodrama "And Neither Have I Wings to Fly." So it's fitting that she turns her hand to a beloved — if also decidedly melodramatic — American family novel in this...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:12 PM
After watching South Coast Repertory's "A Christmas Carol" usher in the holiday season for the past 32 years, it was singularly gratifying to see my (almost) 6-year-old granddaughter enraptured by her first visit to the local tradition.
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Pantochino Productions' holiday show is described as a mash-up of TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" show and Charles Dickens' holiday classic A Christmas Carol.
GLITZ! The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical
through Dec. 22, $16, Milford's Center...