| Nov 27, 2013
The New York I lived in as a kid was a village of four or five blocks. I could wander anywhere my curiosity took me, safe and secure and knowing I'd still find my way home. I could go around the corner to the barber shop and get a trim for a quarter. I...
| Nov 6, 2013
Since starting preschool, your son taunts his sister with 'boys are better' remarks. Help!
I'd treat this one with eye-rolling disdain, as though what he said was too dumb to bother with. Useful phrases include, "Where did you get that...
| Nov 15, 2013
Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving this year — a phenomenon that hasn't occurred in 125 years. The two holidays have common roots in religious freedom: Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple after the Jews vanquished their Syrian...
| Nov 19, 2013
Your teen just declared himself atheist. You want him to celebrate the holidays. Help!
From our panel of staff contributors
There's nothing to prevent a non-Christian from celebrating the Christmas holidays. I have Jewish friends...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Decadent, creative and full of variety, Connecticut's Chocolate Trail is not to be missed. A concept created by the state's tourism department three years ago, this tasty trail offers visitors a unique way to see the state, sample tasty concoctions and...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Hey there, Upper Eastsiders (and Orange County denizens): Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are reportedly engaged!
And even though it's not yet Hanukkah, in honor of "The OC's" holiday-mashing Seth Cohen, we're going to call it an engagemukkah anyway! ...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:30 PM
As the Geffen Playhouse's revival of the 2010 off-Broadway hit "Play Dead" came to its macabre, gory and unexpectedly palpable crescendo Wednesday, I was ready to rush home and describe my blood-chilling experiences.
But then, at his curtain call,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"Judas Maccabaeus" is the Hanukkah "Messiah."
Or it would be if choral groups had an equal-oratorio policy with Handel. Such a policy, in addition, would give us regular airings of another 23 Handel oratorios, all late works (the composer turned to...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Celebrate the Festival of Lights Saturday with a concert by Yosi. Israeli-born children's recording artist Yosi Levin presents classic and original Hanukkah songs with a rock ’n’ roll feel, from a non-traditional take on the traditional ...
| Oct 13, 2013
Hanukkah is just 45 days away, and Christmas is coming right up!
Forget Halloween candy and costumes. The upcoming holidays qualify as a shopping emergency.
If you think I've lost my mind, don't. It's your sanity that may be on the line....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
When Glendale News-Press Editor Dan Evans introduced us new columnists to his staff and each other last August, he expressed a wish for some lively exchanges of perspective between Hoover High School teacher Brian Crosby and me. Today I’ll grant...