| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:54 AM
It’s no fun being the protagonist in a Patricia Highsmith novel. The late author’s work is drenched in cosmic irony: you may think you’re basically good, but you’re conning yourself, and God (or your superior force of choice) is...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:59 AM
The seventies might be called the Golden Age of Disaster Movies: the floodgates (as it were) opened with the original "Airport" (1970), and out gushed a deluge of multistar, big-budget entries like "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972) and "Black Sunday" (1977)...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 11:31 AM
"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. 5. These will be IAMX's first local shows...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:42 PM
For devotees of Hollywood’s golden age, veteran film and television writer Ken LaZebnik has compiled a book of 14 essays on its greatest legends and its forgotten luminaries, and brings it to Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Sunday.
| Sep 19, 2014
| 11:30 PM
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 ideal...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Oh my gosh, I'm absolutely melting in this extreme hot weather. But what has been worse is the stickiness that has accompanied the heat.
I must admit that I am a wimp. When the weather forecasters said that we could be experiencing triple-digit heat...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:50 PM
David Dowell likes living in Glendale. He likes eating at local restaurants with his wife, a school teacher. He likes riding his bike to work about 5.5 miles from his home.
In short, Dowell loves living and working in California, he said. But if he has...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:14 PM
This release from comedian Richard Lewis is like a video scrapbook of odds and ends from his previously not-on-DVD works. Lewis is probably most widely known for the sitcom "Anything But Love," in which he costarred with Jamie Lee Curtis for three...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Ignite your weekend with a little romance via the Glendale Historical Society's Romantic Revivals Home Tour on Sept. 28, featuring six period Revival homes built from the 1920s to 1940s in the Jewel City.
“We wanted to show the different Revival...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
I had a great, albeit too short getaway recently. My love for art took me to San Diego's Balboa Park and the San Diego Art Museum to see a fabulous exhibit of Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida called, "Sorolla and America." An extra dollop of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:42 PM
“The Drop,” adapted by Dennis Lehane (“Mystic River,” “Shutter Island”) from his own short story and directed by Michael R. Roskam (“Bullhead), was James Gandolfini's last role, and his performance — which...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:13 PM
This release from comedian Richard Lewis is like a video scrapbook of odds and ends from his previously not-on-DVD works. Lewis is probably most widely known for the sitcom “Anything But Love,” in which he costarred with Jamie Lee Curtis for...