2008 Summer Olympics

  • Film

    July 26, 2012

    Ai Weiwei: Raise a Finger

    Even China can't shut up the artist/gadfly

  • Film

    December 22, 2011

    'The Flowers of War' Is Enamored With Spectacle

    Zhang Yimou turns the Nanjing Massacre into quite a show

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Two Local Young Boxers Go Golden (as in Golden Boy Promotions)

    Golden BoyAll grown up: Luis, Ronny and Carlos Molina, of Commerce, signed with Golden Boy yesterdayRonny Rios, whose quick ascent from little known high school boxer to surprise national phenom we've documented in these pages, and Luis Ramos Jr., another local star who has boxed at TKO Boxing gym i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Seraphine is Big Winner at Newport Beach Film Fest

    The "French Spotlight" film Seraphine, which is from France and Belgium, was the big jury-award winner at the just-concluded 10th anniversary Newport Beach Film Festival. The film nearly swept the jury's feature-film categories, winning best film, actor (Ulrich Tukur), actress (Yolande Moreau), dire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    OC's Dark Political Lord Wants to Expand Influence Where?

    Michael J. Schroeder, one of California's most effectiveRepublican Party operatives, has been telling me for months that he's finally tiring of politics and is eager for a new challenge--something more enjoyable. What's been catching Schroeder's interest? Go ahead and guess.No. Killing liberals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    To Do Tonight 8/11

    PAPER PLANES; GREATER CALIFORNIA, 10 p.m. Fly like paper get high like planes. The Prospector 2400 E. Seventh St. Long Beach CA 90804 562-438-3839 U.S. OLYMPICS SPLASH BASH PARTY, 9 p.m. Peep this: the Beijing Olympics onto a big-screen, athlete appearances, a live DJ, food, open pool, interactive ... More >>