| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:56 PM
My son, Spencer, who turned 4 last September, can slide the bar to unlock my phone, push the video app, select Toy Story 3 and skip to his favorite scene — the one where Buzz Lightyear crawls up the vending machine.
If your child knows as much (or...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:39 PM
He may plug the middle of the Ravens' offensive line, but Matt Birk's life has always been more off-center.
In high school, Birk went out for the golf team before trying football. The road to the pros took him through Harvard. And, after signing his...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The classic Dr. Seuss tale gets "Deluxe Edition" treatment, as this animated version recounts a businessman's tale of how he was shown the light - by the title character - when he thought he'd found the path to immediate success and wealth.
| Jan 12, 2012
| 8:54 AM
In a career less than a decade old, Pablo Schreiber has been in one of the most critically acclaimed series, "The Wire," on Broadway opposite Brian Dennehy in a Clifford Odets revival, and now as Anton, the cool shaman on CBS' "A Gifted Man."
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Do you like to eat food while supporting literacy programs? And did you know that Dr. Seuss' birthday is coming up in early March? In honor of what would have been his 108th birthday this year, celebrate in style by chowing down on some green eggs and ham...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Producer Janet Healy has sold her Silver Lake area house to actors Zach Gilford and Kiele Sanchez for $1.435 million.
The Spanish-style house, built in the 1930s, features a stained-glass window in the living room, a paneled library with a bar, a media...
| Dec 4, 2011
A Westside compound that "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart had been leasing for the last several months has come on the market at $5.995 million.
Built in the 1990s, the west-facing property encompasses almost half an acre and...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Simply put, as reported in this column earlier in the year, "The Huntington Beach Playhouse's production of 'Proof' stands as proof of the potential for excellence in community theater when a solid cast and crew are aligned."
Small wonder, then, that...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 1:40 PM
The Cook County Board paid tribute to Maggie Daley on Wednesday, with Commissioner John Daley remembering his late sister-in-law and the impact she had on Chicagoans.
“She was a hope to people, she affected peoples’ lives,” Daley said....
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 5:30 AM
I've been watching the ruckus surrounding Denise Whiting, the owner of the Café Hon, with a certain degree of perplexity. I am new to Baltimore, having moved here with my family this past August, so I feel like a person who has stepped into a movie...