Life + Arts

The Offspring to kick off concert series

The Offspring to kick off concert series

When Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman takes the stage on the OC Fair's opening night Friday, he may play to some audience members for whom he played a vital role in childhood.

Beatles and bar mitzvahs

Beatles and bar mitzvahs

For Jason Feddy, if you bring passion to music, you'll bring soul.

Retail Therapy: Summer, and savings, start here

Fair deals: The 2014 OC Fair, with the theme "Summer Starts Here," opens Friday at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Here's your...

OC Fair is ready to feed and entertain

It's not summer in Orange County until the first fried concoction has been consumed and the iconic Ferris wheel makes its initial turn, at...

The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

The Gossiping Gourmet: Ivory speaks to new motif, management and menu

The former home of Mark's Restaurant, in the strip mall across from the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, has...

On Theater: From the Grinch to the Phantom

A lineup divided almost evenly between old favorites and newcomers constitutes the 2014-15 schedule for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Reaching out, one interview at a time

Reaching out, one interview at a time

The couple on the bench in front of the basketball courts looked approachable enough — more ready for a conversation than the...

The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

The Gossiping Gourmet: The hymn of Tortilla Republic

Tortilla Republic has opened in the former home of Javier's and Asada in Laguna Beach.

Retail Therapy: You might throw in a "moo" too

Well spotted: Chick-fil-A's next Cow Appreciation Day will be July 11. The annual event, held at all Chick-fil-A locations,...

The dust has settled

The dust has settled

A large amount of foot traffic passed by Patches Cunningham's booth at the Sawdust Art Festival on Tuesday — and a fair amount of foot...

Art-A-Fair kicks off with premiere night

Art-A-Fair kicks off with premiere night

As the minutes ticked down to Art-A-Fair's premiere night Wednesday, a pair of closed black gates kept visitors out on the lawn. But the...

Shining light on legacy of Brandt

Shining light on legacy of Brandt

The small canvas, propped against the gallery wall, evoked the feel of a dusty street on a blistering day: buildings reduced to mostly white...

On Theater: SCR kicks off half-century No. 2

Having closed the books on its first half-century — just the way it opened, with a production of "Tartuffe" — South Coast...

Retail Therapy: Obey ... and save a buck

(Andre the) giant sale: Stop by the Obey warehouse sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday or 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 2722...

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All About Food: Mucus, margarine and other myths

I have gotten some nice feedback on the article I wrote a few weeks ago called "Adhering to these food myths? Stop" (All About Food, May 22)...