| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
What's Boxing Day? It's the day after Christmas, when, according to tradition, servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their employers, known as a "Christmas box." Here are four ways to observe the holiday:
--The historic Chandelier Room at...
| Nov 24, 2013
The holidays have finally wound their way into the deepest, darkest jungles … of Disneyland. So, you know, it's not […]...
| Dec 26, 2013
Thursday's Pictures in the News begins inside Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles, where Archbishop Jose Gomez greets inmates. He visited the halls containing the most dangerous offenders and handed out religious materials. Staying in the Southland,...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Congratulations to all who have survived Christmas despite the hazards of excessive eating and drinking, or prolonged exposure to family members. Today, December 26, is the second of the twelve days of Christmas.
It is also, in British tradition,...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Plan your week with our guide to everything going on 1/23 through 1/29.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Man on a Ledge
One for the Money
House (returns; 8 p.m.; Fox)
Hart of Dixie (returns; 9 p.m.; the CW)
The Real Housewives of...
| Dec 18, 2011
After a year like this one, we need a month to relax and recover. Happy December, and may all your trivia come in lists of 10.
1 The traditional Christmas plant we call a poinsettia was known by the Aztecs as cuetlaxochitl. Its current name came from the...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 5:43 PM
If you're of the view that adults getting together with family for the festive season usually behave like children, then Alan Ayckbourn's "Season's Greetings" will offer a few confirmatory laughs. Herein, an extended family of middle-class Brits get...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 8:37 AM
It originally aired Dec. 26, 1967, in what could be called the winter -- not the summer -- of love. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star created "Magical Mystery Tour" as a post-Christmas feast for the senses.
"In the wake of...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Onyx Spirits' Hartford-area "Twelve Days of Onyx" Holiday Cocktail Crawl started last week, but it's not too late to start crawling.
There are eight more days of custom holiday-themed cocktails to be imbibed at eight more great restaurants. A portion of...
| Dec 25, 2012
Q: I am invited to an affair called Boxing Day. My Scottish and Polish sister-in-law will be having Scottish and Polish food and I would like to bring a side dish that will knock their socks off. They wanted my spinach salad but I am thinking of...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:21 AM
Happy Boxing Day! If you haven't tipped your coachman, be sure to pull a few shillings from behind your ascot, then send him off to spend the day with his brood.
With most people still out of the office, online trends are leaning toward what movie to...