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The Viper Prince

Orange County school of the arts alumnus Pedro Pascal auditioned for an uncompromising role on ‘game of thrones.’ He got the part. Now will he survive?

Movie outings were a family ritual when young Pedro Pascal lived in Newport Beach. So it was no surprise when the teenage Pascal made “a seamless transition from ‘I want to be Indiana Jones’ to ‘I want to play Indiana Jones.’ ” Read more...

Legends: Ruben Salazar, A Martyr Reconsidered

A new TV documentary explores the remarkable life and controversial death of journalist Ruben Salazar

Not yet 10 years old in 1970, the two daughters of Ruben Salazar weren’t aware that their father was one of the country’s most prominent Latino journalists. But they knew he wrote for a newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, and that he worked long hours because they usually ate dinner before he got home. Read more...

Learn More About Ruben Salazar

Santa Ana resident and Los Angeles Times columnist Ruben Salazar was one of this country’s most prominent journalists. He broke new ground in his coverage of Latinos and the Chicano movement. A new PBS documentary, “Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle,” airs nationally on April 29, and sheds light on his life and his controversial death at the National Chicano Moratorium on Aug. 29, 1970. Here are some additional sources about this important reporter and writer. Read more...

Snapshot: Scripting SCR 2.0

As South Coast Repertory celebrates its 50th anniversary, artistic director MARC MASTERSON talks about leading the Tony-winning theater into its post-founders era.

Since succeeding David Emmes and Martin Benson two years ago, he’s cautiously added his perspective. The former leader of the Actors Theatre of Louisville will direct this month’s season-opener, “Death of a Salesman,” with an all-black cast starring Charlie Robinson. Read more...

Web Exclusive: Mitch Hurwitz Blathers On

Additional thoughts from the creator of resurrected ‘Arrested Development’

Check out our print edition for the first part of the interview with Arrested Development's Mitch Hurwitz. Read more...


No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani isn’t just an immortal pop superstar; she’s a fashion brand. Unfortunately, brands don't last forever.

Gwen Stefani, one of the most recognizable pop stars on the planet, arrived in New York for Fashion Week 2005 on a billowing cloud of success, good will, and public acclaim. Only two years before, the front woman for Anaheim’s No Doubt had launched her L.A.M.B. fashion line to breathless press coverage, and it reportedly was bringing in annual revenues of $40 million at high-end retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Henri Bendel, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.  Read more...
READ NOW: Serial Killer Seduction

Our "Center of the Universe" story is being read all over the world right now. Click here for the story.


Who Did Randy Kraft Seduce?

Current photos of author Jay Roberts.


A Fact-Checker's Journey to a 1980 Afternoon

Our intrepid intern tracks down the details in Roberts' story.


Why Isn't Randy Kraft Dead?

Our original piece on one of California's deadliest and most depraved serial killers. 


Editor's Letter, October 2013

Our editor considers "Center of the Universe" to be compelling—and incredibly frightening. Click above to find out why.