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Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an...

 IAMX turns a Corner at Complex

IAMX turns a Corner at Complex

"It's going to be a different show each night," says IAMX (pronounced "I Am X") frontman Chris Corner, speaking about the four Sunday evening performances at Complex in Glendale that are scheduled to begin Oct. 7. These will be IAMX's first local shows since...

 Circus Vargas makes a return to Burbank

Circus Vargas makes a return to Burbank

Children and adults of all ages can visit a "big top" production that will make its home in Burbank next month. Circus Vargas returns Oct. 3 through 13, raising its big tent by the Golden State (5) Freeway, near the Burbank Boulevard exit.

Everest eatery makes the climb to Glendale

Everest eatery makes the climb to Glendale

Before high school, Michael Bicos didn’t plan to get into the family business, but the fit seemed natural. 

Stage Review: Earthbound 'Happy Days' breaks new ground

Stage Review: Earthbound 'Happy Days' breaks new ground

A shrill alarm bell awakens a woman buried up to her ample bosom in rocky dirt under an arid blue sky. She opens her eyes and smiles. “Another heavenly day,” she says.

Serving up treats at Coffee Commissary

Serving up treats at Coffee Commissary

Naomi Shim’s fascination with food started with something small: a sweet tooth. At a young age, she found herself eating spoonfuls of butter.

Dining Review: Globe-trotting pepper settles in the Valley

Dining Review: Globe-trotting pepper settles in the Valley

PortuCal Peri Peri, the new fast-casual eatery on San Fernando Road, has a name as peculiar as the circuitous route that brought this spicy chicken to Burbank.

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Read On: Taking a trip to Ferguson, Mo.

Read On: Taking a trip to Ferguson, Mo.

I have to admit that when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States back in 2008, it seemed not only historic but incredibly exciting to everyone in my liberal-minded circle. A black...