Life + Arts

Young dancers find inspiration from mouse

Young dancers find inspiration from mouse

Angelina Ballerina, the dancing cartoon mouse from a PBS Kids television series, is quite the big cheese these days.

On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind

On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind

“Once” is a Broadway musical that dares to be different. Not only dares but demands. Stridently. At the top of its voice.

 The Gossiping Gourmet: Eclectic bites at Fusion

The Gossiping Gourmet: Eclectic bites at Fusion

The new Ayres Hotel in Fountain Valley, just off the 405 Freeway at Brookhurst Street, is home to a delightful restaurant called Fusion...

Retail Therapy: Mixing up a sale at SOCO

Walk on up: The OC Mix at SOCO, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, is hosting a sidewalk sale from 10 a.m. to 6...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Unlike her namesake from the "Our Gang" comedy series, Darla is hardly a little rascal.

Toys find a little nighttime mischief at Huntington Beach Library

Toys find a little nighttime mischief at Huntington Beach Library

The Tabby Theater at the Huntington Beach Public Library echoed with children's laughter as they watched a slide show about their toys'...

Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus

Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus

MenAlive, the Orange County gay men's chorus, has a new man in charge of making it come alive.

Reel Critics: 'Expendables 3' is more expendable as it shows its age

"Expendables 3" is the latest installment in this geriatric franchise that will not die.

What's on the menu? Jam

What's on the menu? Jam

Elizabeth An rushed past an elevated glass platform, carrying floral arrangements to tables lined in white linen at AnQi Gourmet Bistro...

Pet of the Week

Pet of the Week

Cooper is a dog who has a lot going for him.

Titus: 'Peter Pan' soars — figuratively

Titus: 'Peter Pan' soars — figuratively

Every year, the Summer Players from South Coast Repertory's Theater Conservatory seem to get more and more ambitious. This year's production...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

The Gossiping Gourmet: Pizza the old Italian way

Do the beach cities really need another pizza place? Well, if it happens to be Settebello, the answer is a great big "yes."

Blind surfer's story told in movie coming to Huntington theater

Blind surfer's story told in movie coming to Huntington theater

Bryan Jennings traveled halfway across the Pacific to film a documentary about an ambitious young surfer — one who, despite being an...

Dining Reviews

All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels

All About Food: The romance and reality of culinary labels

With the plethora of food shows and fancy menus these days, I thought I might clarify some culinary terms. I must confess that a few of...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio

The Gossiping Gourmet: Oak Grill entices with varied cuisine, tree-lined patio

Last Sunday, my husband and I went to brunch at a new restaurant called Oak Grill, in the Island Hotel on the outer circle of Fashion...

Film Reviews

Reel Critics: '22 Jump Street' mostly by the numbers

Reel Critics: '22 Jump Street' mostly by the numbers

The sequel comedy "22 Jump Street" is as rude, crude and ridiculous as the rowdy original. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum revise their...

Reel Critics: A wild 'West' from MacFarlane

Reel Critics: A wild 'West' from MacFarlane

"A Million Ways to Die in the West" is a mixed bag of rapid-fire jokes that obliterate the boundaries of good taste at every level. Seth...

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