Artist’s Creative Way to Connect with Santa Ana’s Homeless

After moving from Irvine to Santa Ana last year, 29-year-old car designer Brian Peterson returned to his fine-arts roots and painted a portrait of...

Culturephile: Mapping Hollywood

Suzanne Redfearn and Diane Haeger dive into the white-hot center of show business in their new novels. Laguna Beach’s Redfearn, left, tracks the instant...

Photographer Nick Rothweiler

The elegiac photos seen here, from a series called “The Mourning Reflection,” are all Rembrandt chiaroscuro, by way of Jean Cocteau. A grim fairy...

More Dita! Dita Von Teese talks about Hugh Hefner, working in a strip club,...

Click here for part one of this interview.Tell us about your manicure style, which is one of your signatures. In 1991-92 I started wearing my...

Imps & Ingenues: Children of ’The Nutcracker’

Jasmine Gilbert, 12, Clara Tell us about the audition. It wasn’t actually dancing at all. I went up to a little room with other girls who...

We Got Yer ‘Nutcrackers’

Orange County does not lack for “Nutcracker” ballet performances. In addition to American Ballet Theatre’s production at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Dec....

Famed Female Mystery Writers To Gather in O.C.

Whodunit? Female authors, that’s who. Women mystery writers will be in the spotlight at Ladies of Intrigue, an all-day literary event Oct. 3, sponsored...

Book Excerpt: “The Little Brother” by Victoria Patterson

The new novel by Patterson, who grew up in Newport Beach, is loosely based on the real-life 2002 sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl...

Legends: Gloria Zigner

“Got a minute?”I knew Gloria Zigner’s voice from hundreds of previous, and welcome, interruptions. The door to the editor’s office at Orange Coast is...