| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Tony Bennett, an American music legend, will perform at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk on March 16, promoters announced this week. Remarkably, the 87-year-old vocalist is still touring steadily and still releasing records. A new compilation, "The Classics,"...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:46 AM
The parents of Jonathan Ferrell are starting to wonder if they'll ever get justice for their son's death.
Ferrell, a 24-year-old former Florida A&M University football player, was unarmed when he was shot by a police officer 10 times on Sept. 14 in...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Amid the tributes that poured out after Nora Ephron's 2012 death, one anecdote was repeated often. It was about Phoebe Ephron, Nora's hard-driving screenwriter mother, who became a cirrhotic alcoholic and on her deathbed instructed her eldest daughter,...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
León Krauze grew up in a household of Mexico City intellectuals, where soccer, pop music, literature and politics were vigorously debated and it wasn't unusual to see a Nobel Prize winner seated at the family dinner table.
As a youth he visited...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Following last week's elections, reports surfaced in dribs and drabs of voters being turned away from the polls in Virginia and Texas, two states that instituted draconian voter ID laws. It's an off-year election, and the evidence is too anecdotal to...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:39 PM
The trailer for HBO’s “Looking,” about gay men in San Francisco, debuted this week, and I want to be excited about the show. The series is executive produced by Andrew Haigh, the director of 2011’s “Weekend,” one of the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Most New York critics gave killer reviews to the musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which premiered last year at Hartford Stage and which opened on Broadway Sunday night at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Leading the cheers was...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:42 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
Just as the media hysteria over the “knockout game” had started to wane, news out of Texas ratcheted up the anxiety over unprovoked racial attacks.
Or maybe not....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Brittany Murphy's death may not have been from natural causes, her estranged father says, citing a new toxicology report that suggests death via poisoning.
The "8 Mile" and "Clueless" actress, who passed away in December 2009 at age 32, was declared to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 7:21 AM
A half-century ago, John F. Kennedy, Walter Cronkite and Marilyn Monroe were celebrities in their own spheres, but they stayed in their spheres. JFK never tried to be anything but a political figure, Cronkite never strayed from journalism and Marilyn...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:54 PM
A day after convicting a Pennsylvania pastor of breaking church law by officiating at his son’s same-sex marriage, a Methodist jury suspended the Rev. Frank Schaefer for 30 days and told him he should surrender his credentials if he could not follow...