| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:10 AM
You suffered three strokes at the age of 38. Were there any warning signs that something was wrong? If so, what did you think they could mean?
I had tingling and loss of feeling in my fingers and hand, my fingers turned cold and eventually blue, and I...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 1:05 PM
In 2003, teen surfer Bethany Hamilton made international headlines in a tragic way when she lost her left arm to a tiger shark. Her story is recounted in this drama, based on her own book, that doesn't stint in re-creating the attack ... something that...
| Jul 7, 2011
Mayor Jess Tablemates joined us to talk about the city of Burbank -- the brunt of Johnny Carson's jokes for years -- turns one hundred on July 8th -- there will be a big free community party but more importantly it's a city with a long, colorful, and...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:27 AM
AITUTAKI, Cook Islands — "Where is that?"
I must've heard the question a hundred times before arriving in the Cooks. Some friends placed the islands in the Caribbean. Several guessed "around Australia." No one nailed it until I spoke with a...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 11:15 PM
I can just see the clichés the critics will be writing about this.
“It’s not the typical rom com.”
“The perfect date movie!”
Oh, puh-lease! This is an okay movie. I think you’ll either love or hate. I was lukewarm...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The Broad Stage's 2012-13 season, which will be announced Wednesday, will feature appearances by a number of prominent performers including actor Hal Holbrook, violinist Pinchas Zukerman and thespians from Shakespeare's Globe in a production of "Hamlet."...
| Jan 20, 2010
Robert B. Parker, who died Monday in his Cambridge, Mass., home at age 77, spent his final moments doing exactly what he'd done for almost four decades: sitting at his desk, working on his next novel. He didn't concern himself with looking back. Instead,...
| Jan 17, 2009
I'm talking to my buddy Irv about women -- of which I know precious little -- and I confess upfront that I refuse to chase her anymore.
"You can't give up so easily," Irv says.
"It's been 30 years," I say.
"Thirty years," yells Irv. "That's nothing!"...
| Jun 13, 2010
Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998
I am just steps out of John Wooden's condo when I realize he has, once again, transformed me into Jack Nicholson, gazing across the dinner table at Helen Hunt. Wooden has made me want to be...
| Apr 18, 2010
Here are some things you might expect to find in a classical music festival dubbed "Americas and Americans": This weekend's program titled "Magic Realism." The late Antonio Estévez's folkloric piece "Cantata Criolla," about a singing contest between a...
| Jan 5, 2007
At the start of this awards season, Harvey Weinstein was thrilled by the potential for "Bobby," a celeb-studded film about what happened the day Robert F. Kennedy was shot.
Then "Bobby" opened to decidedly mixed reviews and underwhelming box office,...
| Jan 13, 2007
For a movie that has grossed only $11 million, been panned by half the nation's film critics and is now almost gone from the local megaplexes, one might think that "Bobby" faces an insurmountable climb if it is to capture Academy Awards attention.