| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:14 PM
In the summer of 2009, Dan Parris, now 29, Rob Lehr, now 31, and David Peterka, now 26, challenged themselves to try to experience extreme poverty by living on $1.25 a day and journeyed across three continents to experience poverty in each country,...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 1:04 PM
What is William Shakespeare doing hanging out in modern-day Burbank?
This is a question perhaps best answered by Diane Haithman, whose first novel, “Dark Lady of Hollywood” that's being released this weekend is actually set not in Hollywood...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Life in early 1960s America was a weird and wonderful combination of Cold War-era tension and congenial baby boomer Utopia. Our fractious, fun-loving state of mind allowed Pat Boone, Rat Fink, Connie Francis and Alfred Hitchcock to co-exist very...
| Jan 18, 2014
E-books have taken off in a huge way among the iPad- and Kindle-obsessed, but one electronic tome that's topping the charts — both free and paid-for — is Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf," the book of political writings by the Nazi leader...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Artist Peter Adams likes a challenge. He has passions and procedures that make his paintings significantly more difficult than they might otherwise be. Known for his landscapes, Adams often likes to paint in nature, trying to capture a piece of the...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:01 AM
If the post-Christmas, pre-New Year's Eve limbo gets down, the strange, annual horror show known as Zed Fest will definitely reinvigorate the celebration-starved brain. Founded by North Hollywood indie filmmakers Ed Stephens and Wendy Medrano in 2008, Zed...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 11:22 AM
It's crunch time for the hundreds of volunteers working on Burbank's 82nd entry into the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade that will roll down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on New Year's Day.
About 180 volunteers were in the Burbank Water & Power...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Researchers have discovered that the amount of gun violence in some PG-13 movies is now greater than in R-rated films.
PG-13 movies are “the ones that target children, and the violence that is shown contains guns,” according to Brad Bushman,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
As a seemingly endless stream of family, friends and supporters packed their way into Burbank's Creative Arts Center Gallery for the opening night reception of Nicolás Henderson's "Everywhere at Once" exhibit this past Friday evening, the artist couldn'...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Volunteers are working “frantically,” putting in long hours, six days a week to construct the Media City-inspired float for the 125th annual Rose Parade, according to Burbank organizers.
The city’s float, with the theme “Dreams Do...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place.
Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:46 PM
While the final few hours of Dec. 31 — as the hands of the clock inch ever closer to midnight — are innately a time of reflection, celebration and inspiration, when you gather an eclectic mix of writers, musicians, actors and artists of...