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  • Christmas spirit lives on in favorite films

    Christmas spirit lives on in favorite films
    If you know who Scut Farkus, Clarence Odbody AS2 and Jacob Marley are, you probably have the same taste in Christmas movies that I do. These characters, respectively, are the bully-turned-baby in “A Christmas Story,” the portly angel...
  • The story of gin: A spirited interview

    The story of gin: A spirited interview
    As we roll into the final holiday parties of the year, spirits are high -- and flowing. “The Book of Gin” by Richard Barnett traces the history of gin, which was once believed to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth and treat a lack of...
  • London home of Charles Dickens open after renovation

    London home of Charles Dickens open after renovation
    LONDON (Reuters) - The former London home of Charles Dickens reopened on Monday, after an eight-month, 3.1 million-pound ($5 million) refurbishment celebrating the author's bicentenary. Dickens lived at 48 Doughty Street in central London with his family...
  • Westminster Dog Show champion Banana Joe takes Broadway

    Banana Joe, the lovable affenpinscher who won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, has chosen Broadway for a victory lap.  The pooch was scheduled to make a cameo appearance Wednesday evening in the Broadway...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Support a local theater

    If you’ve never been to the Glendale Centre Theatre located on Orange Street especially at Christmas time, you should go. Every holiday season they put on a production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol that is one of the best live versions...
  • Apple announces its best e-books of the year selections

    Apple announces its best e-books of the year selections
    Apple announced its best e-books of the year Thursday. The company has come up with a best-of list at years' end since the launch of the iBookstore in 2010. This year marks the debut of the interactive category "Best Multi-Touch Book," specifically...
  • Friends of the Libraries: Suggestions for your shopping pleasure

    If you are looking for Christmas gifts that are something special, why not check the Collectible Books listed on the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries web page? "Wild Life in the Far West, or A Detective's Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians and...
  • Businesses offer holiday trimmings Dec. 7-9

    Niche, 14 S. Third St., offers a two-course tasting all day Dec. 7. Choose an appetizer and entrée or entrée and dessert for $32/person. Gibby's Wine Den, 1772 Randall Road, will be offering Twilight Tasting, tasting holiday favorite wines and...
  • South Florida theaters break out the tinsel

    South Florida theaters break out the tinsel
    South Florida stages are extra bright this time of year with illumination from Christmas lights. Here’s a roundup of theatrical holiday happenings. “It’s A Fabulous Life” Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 A gay musical take on “...
  • 'Ripper Street' preview: Long Susan takes a punch

    'Ripper Street' preview: Long Susan takes a punch
    "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...
  • Will Rhys Stars as Scrooge -- And More -- At the Kate

    Will Rhys Stars as Scrooge -- And More -- At the Kate
    Veteran Broadway actor Will Rhys plays Scrooge in a one-man stage stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, playing Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m Rhys adapted the stage piece and...
  • Friends of the Libraries: A buck a bag of books

    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...