| Nov 21, 2011
| 1:45 PM
It’s my job to keep an eye on new trends, and I’ve spotted one of which I am particularly fond: Books on odd-year anniversaries featuring forgotten celebrities, usually written by some fringe player in a once-popular melodrama.
| May 13, 2011
| 1:19 PM
Rick Tramonto is a busy man. Probably most well known as the founding chef and partner at renowned Chicago restaurant Tru, he has been honored with several culinary awards, appeared on "Top Chef" and "Top Chef Masters," and written a pile of cookbooks....
| Jun 7, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Some kind of magic switch seems to have gotten flipped. With summer here, Connecticut turns into a sunny wonderland of outdoor music festivals, county fairs, regional food shindigs and other finely focused affairs. Celebrate the seasonal joys of...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 5:38 PM
This weekend, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station Lt. Angela Shepherd was in town to work a different beat — on stage, behind a microphone.
Shepherd is lead singer and front woman for The Mixx, a five-piece rock ’n’ roll band...
| Jan 25, 2012
Walking in a winter wonderland. That could have been the theme for this past weekend.
Lots of white fluff to decorate our world, and I need to thank our town’s crew for getting and keeping our streets clear in a timely and efficient manner. All...
| Feb 15, 2012
Hard to believe you are turning 50 today.
Hard to believe we can be as old as we are.
But here’s something that’s not hard to believe: You are the coolest big sister a guy could ever have.
The story of Jennifer Kohler...
| Mar 5, 2010
| 4:34 PM
The Gibson will have several Latin music acts, including Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pepe Aguilar and Vicente Fernández. Sugarland, the Go-Go's and Norah Jones will play the Greek. System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Spanish tenor Jose Carreras, L.A. rockers 30......
| Mar 17, 2010
| 9:32 PM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Interviewed Cheap Trick on Wednesday afternoon as part of South by Southwest with my Sound Opinions partner Jim DeRogatis. Rick Nielsen was, as usual, in excellent self-deprecating form. Among the highlights, he pulled out his cellphone,...
| Sep 20, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Live-blogging the 2009 Emmy Awards 8:05 p.m.: Closing thoughts. Whoever has the Emmys next year should break with tradition and hire Neil Patrick Harris to host. Might be time to ban '30 Rock' from further nominations. Bryan Cranston is finally......
| Nov 13, 2008
He didn't have to cobble together a show when he decided to turn his shoe repair shop into an art gallery.
All Greg Papazian had to do was reach into the shoe box that for 35 years held a one-of-a-kind photographic record of Los Angeles in its glittery...
| Oct 27, 2009
Ernest D. Sillers
Founder of Episcopal schools
The Rev. Canon Ernest D. Sillers, 99, who founded several Episcopal schools and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in San Juan Capistrano, died of natural causes Oct. 15 at Saddleback Memorial Hospital in...
| Aug 13, 2009
Les Paul, the virtuoso guitarist, entertainer and relentless innovator whose drive to produce the sounds he wanted from his recordings and instruments helped pave the way for rock 'n' roll, died today. He was 94.
Paul died of complications from pneumonia...