Taping my show with the terrific film reviewer Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor and KPCC's "Film Week" - and author of a new collection helpfully titled Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Time - I was happily affirmed in my sense that good wr ... More >>
As you can read here . . .Apartment in Athens, Nazi Drama from Italy, is Big Winner of Newport Beach Film Fest Awards. . . NBFF awards have been dished out for the weeklong cinextravaganza that ended Thursday night. But, like American television producers, I feel even more awards need to be bestowed ... More >>
'[Vang Pao] was tough in a tough country. He deserves to die in peace'
Allow me to write a similar column to !Ask a Mexican! called Ask an American, and lets see which column people like more
Vang Pao devoted his life to fighting communism in Laos—until his onetime ally, the U.S. government, arrested him
Alleged coup-plotter Vang Paos shady past eludes mainstream media
X Clan back from the East, blackwards
'The review of Proof in Santa Ana was the best bar review Ive ever read . . . considering I dont read many bar reviews . . . and Ive been drinking . . . and its noon on Sunday'
In Harry Shearers America, there are more small people
Surf City activists host movies questioning what happened on 9/11
Like his body surfers, Wedge photographer Ron Romanoskys prints are timeless
March 8 - March 14
Wonder how the KTLA weather team would have handled this story: according to a civil suit filed in Vista, a woman claims she was fired on the spot after her Irvine employer saw an Air America progressive radio bumper sticker on her car. The woman who was fired is the one bringing the suit, in case ... More >>
Robert Acosta joined the Army looking for a life. Thanks to an ambush in Iraq, he found it
Whatever happened to the Brea Peace Vigil?
Moviehouses reflect the summer of our discontent
Diary of a Mad County
Mr. President, we have an alibi
Military sales to Latin American dictators, CIA contacts, and the strange odyssey of OC cabby Richard Schorling