Hollywood filmmaker Nora Ephron, who wrote When Harry Met Sally and You've Got Mail, died today at the age of 71, the Washington Post and New York Times report.
After a day of rumors about her health that included denials from her agent and publisher, the two outlets said late this afternoon that t ... More >>
Last night's SoCal Journalism Awards -- an annual affair put on by the L.A. Press Club --Â were more star-spangled than usual. Among the presenters and honorees were Martin Sheen, Ron Perlman (so much shorter in person, but with an even bigger voice), Daniel Pearl's extended family and every journal ... More >>
Keith Plocek"Don't smile," a guy in a straw hat barks through a megaphone. "You're not supposed to be having fun."
Mr. Straw Hat is directing 16 people decked out in orange and red El Pollo Loco shirts. A diverse group, they're tugging on a rope connected to a 25-foot bow drill. Their putat ... More >>
Thalia Surf Shop.A 'black products' sale to honor MLK?We don't make this stuff up folks. An Orange County surf shop actually thought it would be clever to have a "20% Off All Black Products" sale to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., whose federal holiday was Monday.
You see, a ... More >>
Joan NathanIn the first part of our conversation with Joan Nathan, we drove around the hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, (via speakerphone) of this award-winning cookbook writer and authority on all things Jewish cuisine, as she explained who loves matzo in France (apparently everybody), ... More >>