| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Ah, vacation. More than ever before, I put aside the work, the chores, all the stuff that mucked-up some of the summer and focused on my family during the last week. We swam, rode bikes, took kayak trips, played frisbee and board games...and did a lot...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Sometimes it seems like we’ve reached a peak-oil situation with regard to good, old, formerly unknown or obscure music: the great stuff has been located, mined and hauled to the surface. Now there are only little pockets left to be blasted out and...
| May 26, 2011
| 8:12 AM
I’ve been spending a lot of time at my parents’ house in Massachusetts lately. Many people have been coming and going in that house including Sherry, the housekeeper and Erica, my mother’s nurse. Sherry and Erica recently bought the...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:13 AM
ABC is making a sitcom pilot based on the life of "Savage Love" columnist Dan Savage.
The untitled comedy will be a "single-camera semi-autobiographical entry based on the LGBT activist/boundary-pushing columnist's life," according to The Hollywood...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 12:00 PM
The author of a best-seller about Twitter is working on an investigative book about the black market website Silk Road.
New York Times columnist Nick Bilton has a deal with Portfolio for a "detailed narrative," the publisher announced Monday. The book is...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Israel’s largest bookstore chain canceled plans for in-store sales of the Charlie Hebdo "survivors’ edition" and announced Sunday that it would sell the magazine only online, after warnings by Arab lawmakers and activists.
The first issue...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:18 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Illustrated is laying off all six of its staff photographers as it restructures its photography department.
Scott Novak, a spokesman for parent company Time Inc., says that the magazine will be able to expand its contributor...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.
The quirky in-flight shopping catalog has been a mainstay on airlines since 1989. Passengers with nowhere to...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:54 PM
A picture is worth a thousand words. You know that.
Measured in dollars, Johnson Publishing is hoping 5 million of them will fetch closer to $40 million.
Looking to raise cash, the Chicago-based publisher of Ebony magazine has put its entire photo...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:49 AM
A few hours before an interview to talk about his just-published autobiography, "He Writes About Us," Kenan Heise sent an email that framed the conversation. "You cannot keep a job as an obituary writer for 15 years unless you believe people are...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The good news: Florida has enjoyed nearly 10 years of hurricane-free living.
The bad news: Experts say that drought means ill winds soon will blow. Over that decade, Florida's population has grown, and more homes and businesses to cater to that enlarged...