| May 29, 2014
| 7:46 PM
As more content is available on the Internet, many people think that the library is a relic of the past, a storehouse for books only.
What they do not realize is that as the Web has evolved, so have libraries. And libraries combine the power of data...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Costa Mesa is not the only Orange County city working toward expanding its library square footage. San Clemente is doing so and in fact is ahead of us.
Its library will be closing June 16 for the remodeling, and an adjacent no-longer-used senior center...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Turner Classic Movies, one of the best channels ever, marks its 20th anniversary Monday.
Movie fans everywhere say, "Thanks for the memories."
Viewers know that TCM is an oasis, free of commercials and editing, in an often obnoxious TV universe....
| Feb 28, 2014
In reflecting on the kingdom he created, Walt Disney once said, "It all started with a mouse." For filmmaker Steven Spielberg, it all started with a truck. That is the premise that drives "Steven Spielberg and Duel: The Making of a Film Career" by...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Architecture fans can experience the opulent charm of downtown Los Angeles' historic movie palaces when the Los Angeles Conservancy's popular "Last Remaining Seats" film series kicks off June 11 with "The Lady Eve" at the Los Angeles Theatre.
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
It was lost and now it's found, and the world of Orson Welles enthusiasts, which very much includes me, counts itself grateful and amazed.
I am talking about 66 minutes of footage from an endeavor called "Too Much Johnson," which Welles shot in 1938,...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:32 AM
What makes a theatrical disaster more than just an insufferable evening in the theater? It's that people keep referencing it for years...and years...and years.
>>"Mark Twain: The Musical" at the Hartford Armory: In a blatant attempt to attract tourism...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Make no mistake, director Christopher Nolan appreciates the evolution of television as much as the next guy, but for him, it's celluloid or bust.
His November release, "Interstellar," which counts wormhole scientist Kip Thorne as one of...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Roman Polanski revels in recounting the story of how he met his wife, actress Emmanuelle Seigner, to whom he has been married for 25 years, and who is the mother of his two children. The year was 1985, and Polanski was in pre-production on "Pirates,"...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The digital video disc was introduced to America in the late 1990s and, for no good reason at all, people started switching from VHS to DVD.
Several years after that, our kids got it into their heads that my wife and I should try to join the 21st...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Aside from Mayan temples and Emiliano Zapata's mustachioed visage, perhaps nothing is more emblematic of Mexico's mysterious grandeur than the films of Gabriel Figueroa.
In a career that consisted of more than 200 movies in multiple genres, made in...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:18 AM
The crimson-haired woman makes sure to offer snacks to each person entering the room. She's seated at the end, next to a carved marble fireplace that doesn't entirely match the rest of the neutral corporate décor.
It used to be different here. "It was a...