| Feb 4, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Happy Super Bowl Monday, Baltimore. Unsurprisingly, game-related topics are getting a lot of attention online today, along with several news stories that broke as the weekend was commencing. That latter category includes the possibility of large, free Wi-...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Here's a big question: When does old age begin? I have the answer. And, I got it by surprise. Recently, I saw my physician for a routine examination and health review. During the visit she declared for the record, that I made it to old age. On...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Less than a day after criticizing retiring Ravens star inside linebacker Ray Lewis via a Facebook post, the wife of New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has issued an apology.
Anna Burns Welker's mea culpa followed her posting the following...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 10:09 AM
When will they ever learn? Probably never.
We all know social media can be a figurative stick of dynamite in the hands of angry, frustrated NFL players.
Now it's pretty obvious their wives should stay away from it, too.
For evidence, look no further...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Here's a big question: When does old age begin? Will 30 years do it? Is being 50 and the holder of an AARP card with senior discounts enough? Both would be wrong guesses. Until recently, I hadn't thought much about it. Yet, I got the answer to this...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Cuban author José Manuel Prieto's playful and fascinating book, “Encyclopedia of a Life in Russia,” is, according to Prieto's narrator, an encyclopedia-style guide to a book the narrator is planning to write about a man named Thelonious Monk...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Errant followers of this blog may recall that this summer I went with a couple of friends to Iceland where we gallivanted around, interviewed the mayor of Reykjavik, and stayed in the band Of Monsters and Men’s old apartment.
My friend Trin went...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Never before has an interview subject assumed/joked that RedEye was a communist newspaper. Fans of Boots Riley’s veteran, socially conscious hip-hop act The Coup probably won’t be surprised that he mentioned it.
“Do people assume that...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Sixty years ago, an extraordinary reign began in England, one that would provide the nation with a comforting measure of stability and continuity during some of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and right on into the far-from-placid 21st....
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Looks like Lady Gaga is tearing another page out of the Madonna platinum-blond, pop-superstar playbook.
In the early '90s, Madonna launched a new phase of her career by allowing director Alek Keshishian to make a documentary, "Truth or Dare," about...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:40 PM
This column would be so easy to write if only I worked for OC Weekly.
At that rakish-and-proud-of-it publication, just about anything goes, and that includes swear words. But here I am stuck at an apparently family-friendly paper, which poses a...