Life + Arts

SCR's Oz enters a whole new realm

SCR's Oz enters a whole new realm

The updated spin on "The Wizard of Oz" premiering at South Coast Repertory Friday night might have Dorothy Gale repeating the line that she's not in Kansas anymore.

Reel Critics: Hell Hath No Fury like 'Mad Max'

In "Mad Max: Fury Road," director/writer George Miller has given us the fourth installment to his "Mad Max" post-apocalyptic saga and it was...

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Bangkok Avenue is a modern take on tasty Thai fare

The Gossiping Gourmet: Bangkok Avenue is a modern take on tasty Thai fare

Bangkok Avenue recently opened in Huntington Beach and is being billed as a modern Thai restaurant.

Build A Machine will showcase its genre-blending sound at Sunday's Surf City Music Festival

Build A Machine will showcase its genre-blending sound at Sunday's Surf City Music Festival

Build A Machine isn't just a band name. It also describes what the Surf City band is doing.

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

When Paul arrived in January as a stray, everyone at the shelter expected this Chihuahua mix — shown in his favorite red jacket...

On Theater: 'Annie' still brightens our tomorrows

On Theater: 'Annie' still brightens our tomorrows

When Martin Charnin first penned the lyrics for "Annie" in 1975, he hardly could have known how many of his own "tomorrows" he was...

Retail Therapy: Butterfli Me spreads its wings

Flutter in: The much-vaunted new Butterfli Me Makeup Studio opens Thursday at the Jamboree Promenade, 2646 Dupont Drive,...

On Theater: OCC's 'Urinetown' — you've gotta go

On Theater: OCC's 'Urinetown' — you've gotta go

Costa Mesa theatergoers have enjoyed "Urinetown, the musical" in its professional and community theater incarnations. Now Orange Coast...

My Pet World: Microchip coding controversy could be putting pets' lives at risk

Microchipping saves lives. This is an accepted fact among those in the veterinary and animal welfare community. However, some microchip...

Mayo Clinic: Many medical conditions can cause a burning sensation in the mouth

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father, who's in his 70s, went to his dentist with mouth pain and was told he has burning mouth...

God Squad: Unfortunately, not all fledglings learn to fly

Q: Despite our very best parenting and excellent, intense professional psychological treatment since age 5, our son...

Fitness Files: Double check emailed medical advice

I'd spent the morning on a glorious hike in Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve, led by volunteers from the Irvine Nature Conservancy, and...

Huntington youth ballet troupe tries on new moves in 'Cinderella'

Huntington youth ballet troupe tries on new moves in 'Cinderella'

A timeless classic will get a touch of modern movements when Huntington Beach dance company Ballet Etudes presents "Cinderella" next week.

Dining Reviews

The Gossiping Gourmet: Worth the wait for house-made Japanese creations

I used to frequent a deli in a tiny strip mall across the freeway from the Irvine Spectrum Center and noticed that the place next door was...

All About Food: Healthy eating not always intuitive

All About Food: Healthy eating not always intuitive

I am always looking for new information about food that I can share with readers. Here is the latest.

Film Reviews

The Black Donnellys, world-record breaking band, in Costa Mesa

The Black Donnellys, world-record breaking band, in Costa Mesa

For nearly five days, Dave Browne strummed at his guitar in the Temple Bar in Dublin. He was out to break a world record.

Taste-testing Taco Bell's new Sriracha Quesarito

Taste-testing Taco Bell's new Sriracha Quesarito

Taco Bell and Sriracha fans, get ready to unite forces. The Irvine-based fast-food company is set to give Sriracha heads a warm, cheesy,...

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