| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:38 PM
If you're within a decade of my age, you may forgive my ignorance when I say that I grew up associating autism with the movie "Rain Man."
For those who, like me, saw the film during middle school and rarely mingled with special-education peers, Dustin...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:32 AM
After bringing the worlds of late 19th-century South Dakota gold miners and 21st-century Southern California surfers to HBO, David Milch follows up "Deadwood" and "John From Cincinnati" with a multilayered, multifaceted portrait of the world of...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:42 AM
I tried thinking of clever puns like “Close, but no cigar.” The problem with that one is the movie wasn’t even close. It was so far from close to being remotely interesting. At the screening I attended with 20 other critics, I had...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 4:05 PM
In horse-racing terms, HBO's new drama "Luck" breaks poorly.
If you don't know what the heck I'm talking about, get used to it. "Luck" (8 p.m. Jan. 29, HBO; 3 stars) is a sometimes confusing yet fascinating study of the colorful characters—the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:03 AM
The 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipients were announced yesterday and they include Led Zeppelin, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy, late-night talk show staple David Letterman, Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman and ballerina Natalia Makarova. Led...
| Aug 19, 2012
Maybe you've always suspected that there was more to San Diego's North County than beach towns, rolling hills, expat giraffes and a walled kingdom of brightly colored plastic. But frankly, they had me at beach towns.
I always figured the rest —...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 5:22 PM
I have a tooth that I think was set in by either the Communists or the devil.
It is the last molar on the lower right side, and it has been a royal pain. It all started when Aunt Mildred. would hire me to work at her store and then pay me with candy....
| Jul 22, 2012
Sunday @ 9a.m. People Of The World Carrying Out A Noble Activity To Give Life Blood Drive Garden Grove Sports & Recreation Center 13641 Deodara Drive Garden Grove eng.weloveu.or.kr If you're inspired to donate blood this Sunday, stop by the "People Of The...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival has chosen "Looper," director Rian Johnson's "thinking-man actioner" starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, to open its 10-day event starting Sept. 6. The film stars Gordon-Levitt as a time-traveling...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 9:15 AM
This Weekend! Wildhorse 16th Annual Powwow 14901 Inglewood Avenue Lawndale (310) 987 1274 www.powwows.com www.wildhorsesingersanddancers.org Learn the culture of the Wild Horse Singers and Dancers, an intertribal pow wow drum group. They’re having their...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Tom Payne pulls off playing a jockey in HBO's "Luck," but the British actor says he won't be making a career change any time soon.
"I value my health too much," Payne told me during a recent phone interview, laughing. "Jockeys—it's so difficult ......
| Feb 24, 2012
| 12:14 PM
Actors pull from real-life experiences to find their characters' emotions. Patrick J. Adams and Tom Payne probably didn't expect those experiences to be so immediate while filming HBO's "Luck" with Dustin Hoffman.
"My first instinct was to run as fast as...