| Jul 16, 2010
| 9:33 PM
On opening day, "Inception" is already proving to be a hit with moviegoers and film critics. Are Oscar voters next? "Inception" director Christopher Nolan got a mixed reception from academy members with "The Dark Knight" two derbies ago. It was...
| Jul 18, 2010
| 4:33 PM
This is a longer version of my cover story in the Sunday Calendar section of the Los Angeles Times. The lights were down low in Sylvester Stallone's Beverly Hills office on a recent afternoon, so it was impossible to see......
| Jul 22, 2010
| 4:32 AM
You asked, and she answered. Here is her plea – -as she calls it — -to her fellow Orange County's school board members to expand vision tests for kids in schools. Her proposal would give 119,000Â students free tests for glasses. She sent me...
| Jul 22, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Evangelical preacher Rick Warren was briefly hospitalized earlier this week following an eye injury, according to a message the popular pastor sent to his followers on Twitter on Thursday thanking them for their prayers as he resumed his recovery. Warren....
| Jul 23, 2010
| 4:33 PM
All I knew about this movie going in was that it had been remade with Mark Hamill in 1995 (the remake also starred Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley, and was respectably directed by John Carpenter, but in 1995 all my friends and I cared about was Mark...
| Sep 11, 2010
Orr was one of 19 patients to receive the telescope seven years ago at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates. The Charlotte practice was the only one in the state to participate in the clinical trial in 2003.
Medicare still has to review and...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 2:23 PM
Part Two: I'm continuing this week with ideas and tricks to make your cosmetic application easier.
Smoother lips: Lip pencils can redefine the lips and prevent lipstick from bleeding into the finer lip lines. First, use a camouflage lip liner around the...
| Oct 3, 2010
It's been almost 29 years since Edith Head's died, but interest in the enigmatic American costume designer with the signature, seemingly impenetrable, circular eyeglasses has never waned. This fall, the Hollywood legend is the subject of a new book, as...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 10:36 PM
Here is a puzzle for you: What do Ricky Gervais, Oscar Wilde and your very own Printer's Row have in common?
Last night I went to see Ricky Gervais' stand-up at the Chicago Theatre and he did a bit about Oscar Wilde's famous quote "I have nothing to...
| Oct 2, 2010
| 8:09 PM
Can simple makeup and costumery bring out the evil intentions in a person?
Looking back at a childhood where the worlds of "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow White" were as natural to me as the one I actually lived in, I can't think of any time where I...
| Oct 21, 2010
Between acceptance and defiance there's a middle way of relatively small tweaks that will make an old face look younger.
Age affects every nook and cranny of the body, but nowhere are the consequences on such open display as on our faces. Dozens of...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:56 PM
"The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South"
By Alex Heard
Harper, 416 pages, $26.99
What begets a work like 'The Eyes of Willie McGee,' a book that should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U....