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  • Small Wonders: Renaissance remains buxom

    “…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...
  • Marvel characters at Disney theme parks?

    Marvel characters at Disney theme parks?
    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...
  • Disney expects $200-million loss on 'John Carter'

    Disney expects $200-million loss on 'John Carter'
    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...
  • Art Center alums pay tribute to mentor Helmut Newton

    Art Center alums pay tribute to mentor Helmut Newton
    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...
  • The sound of a delicious bargain

    The sound of a delicious bargain
    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...
  • Small Wonders: Make school as important as war

    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...
  • Small Wonders: Continuing Dad's traditions

    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...
  • Simple, fresh food with or without the bun

    Simple, fresh food with or without the bun
    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...
  • A Rose Parade Survivor's Guide

    A Rose Parade Survivor's Guide
    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...
  • Cajun cuisine breaks into Burbank

    Cajun cuisine breaks into Burbank
    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...
  • Bob Hope Airport's numbers hold steady

    Bob Hope Airport's numbers hold steady
    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...
  • A sophisticated taste of Afghanistan

    A sophisticated taste of Afghanistan
    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...