| Jul 21, 2014
SACRAMENTO — Life at the state Capitol is mellow these days, now that lawmakers are away on a monthlong summer recess.
Their absence, for the more literary of the statehouse denizens, brings to mind a famous quote popularized by 19th century...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The show started with a bang and ended with a bigger bang. In between, there were salutes to veterans, classic American marches, bales of lively bluegrass music and lots and lots of laughs. Emphasis on lots and lots.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon...
| Jul 9, 2014
"You learn to be your best self by sometimes being your worst self."
Who said that first?
As far as I know, I did, and I said it for the first time Tuesday, the day I decided to run a little experiment in misattribution in the quote-happy land of...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Voice actor Richard Percy "Dickie" Jones died July 7 in his Northridge, Calif., home of apparent natural causes, although he had suffered an earlier fall. He was 87.
The Texas-born Jones began as a child actor and maintained his career into his 30s,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Five riverboats will gather in Louisville, Ky., in October to celebrate one of its own: the Belle of Louisville. The National Historic Landmark turns 100 years old with a splashy six-day Centennial Festival of Riverboats on the Ohio River.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:30 PM
School's not out yet, "Community" fans.
On Monday, Sony Pictures Television announced that the cult comedy would be resurrected for a sixth season this fall on Yahoo.
The 13 new episodes, featuring original cast members of the canceled NBC series,...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:50 PM
It was Hartford's 9/11, an ordinary day that turned into a horrid tragedy in a matter of minutes, and haunts us still.
Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire, the "Day The Clowns Cried," the day the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:16 PM
HARTFORD — The Bushnell's vision for creating a neighborhood of apartments, shops and restaurants along Capitol Avenue could be years from becoming reality.
But The Bushnell isn't waiting: It has purchased an historic brownstone around the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:30 PM
As far as the Emmy nominees for Variety Series are concerned, it's the politics, stupid. A category once dominated by music and sketches now tilts decidedly toward contemporary commentary and lampoons.
Whether the hook is faux news reporting (Jon...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Jake Klein (Elias Koteas), the central character in producer-writer-director Howard Goldberg's "Jake Squared," declares he's a "hopeless romantic." Unfortunately, the hopeless is more evident than the romantic. Disappointed at reaching 50 without having...