| May 20, 2011
| 4:56 PM
“…whether you're a 50-year-old or an adolescent, you're on some kind of hormonal rollercoaster in those two age groups. So I'm not quite sure if it's serious comedy or funny drama.” — Geoffrey Rush
When I was 12 years old, my...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:33 AM
The Walt Disney Co.has done preliminary work on introducing Marvel's superhero characters to the happiest place on earth: Disney's theme parks.
Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told shareholders attending an annual meeting that the company has had a...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Walt Disney Co. said it expects to incur a loss of about $200 million on its big-budget sci-fi film, "John Carter," based on box-office results.
The film's theatrical performance -- which brought in $184 million in global box-office sales, well shy of...
| Jun 10, 2012
The old master spent his winter months at the Chateau Marmont, sitting beneath the palms, the white canopies and its distinctively European tower on the Sunset Strip. Photographer Helmut Newton was as recognizable there as his famous subjects, dining on...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 12:58 PM
It’s comforting as you’re waiting for the pupusas you just ordered at a neighborhood Salvadoran joint to hear the slap, slap, slap of hands smacking masa into fat, tortilla-shaped discs. Your mouth starts watering, knowing the corn dough is...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 2:27 PM
Summer vacation is here. I know this not because it's hot or because I saw it on the calendar. I know it because Burbank schools let my kids out for the year the Thursday before Memorial Day at 12:55 pm.
Not Friday. Not 1 or 2 p.m. — Thursday May...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 4:53 PM
Chapstick. Classic flavor Chapstick.
It's one of those things that transports me back to an exact moment in life. When I smell it, I am a wide-eyed child, uneasy and excited — curious about the man giving it to me, comforted because he was my...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 3:12 PM
Call it the naked lunch. No, we’re not talking about the William S. Burroughs junkie novel (do junkies even eat?), but a novel lunch truck where you order sandwich-style or without the bun — ”naked.”
Clean Street Food, the...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:02 PM
So you’re going to the Rose Parade.
Many choices lie ahead.
Buy a seat near the heart of the television spectacle at Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards, or rough it on free sidewalk space further down the parade route? Take a chance with...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 12:52 PM
They say you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. But how many do you have to crack to create a successful chain of brunch cafes? The owners of Another Broken Egg Café are trying to find out.
The family of restaurants that started in Louisiana...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:13 PM
The number of passengers using the Bob Hope Airport in September remained flat compared to a year ago, stemming at least temporarily a downward spiral in traffic at the airfield for 2011, officials reported.
American Airlines and United are also...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:42 AM
On your right as you walk into Azeen’s Afghani Restaurant in Pasadena, a tapestry weaves a scene of Bushkazi, Afghanistan’s national sport, a sort of polo played with a decapitated goat carcass. On the wall on your left, a photograph shows...