| May 24, 2012
| 4:27 PM
When Matt Barr was 15 years old, he "somehow" got from his hometown of Austin, Texas, to Dallas and into a screening of Kevin Costner's 1999 film "For Love of the Game." He walked up to the actor and told him, "Someday I'm going to grow up and play your...
| May 27, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Should you be overwhelmed by your problems — or maybe you're just involved with someone who considers their personal needs of greater cosmic significance than you think they merit — then an evening spent in the company of Ontroerend Goed...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:24 PM
A couple of days ago, I received a political flier from Troy Edgar, who is running for the state Assembly. On the back of the flyer were endorsements from Republicans.
The first name cited was that of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. In his 22-plus years in...
| May 31, 2012
| 5:43 AM
And now here we are on our regular night with Los Angeles auditions. It always makes me so happy to see Cat interacting with the dancers waiting in line -- she is sunshine in high heels.
Judges tonight: Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe, and professional goof...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:54 PM
It's entirely possible that one of the august and influential guest curators for "Public Property," the summer exhibit opening Sunday at the Walters Art Museum, was none other than your plumber. Ditto for your postal carrier and your daughter's softball...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 11:46 AM
When I was a graduate student in England, I once attended a soccer game — or football, as they call it most everywhere but here.
I didn't get much out of it. It seemed awfully simple: two teams kicking the ball back and forth for two hours, and...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Remember the other day when you saw a typo in the paper and thought: “Don’t they have proofreaders at the Tribune?” We do. But they do a lot more than proofread.
Here’s a rundown of typical duties: edit stories in the paper for...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 10:55 AM
The storm that devastated much of Maryland on Friday, known as a "derecho", not the first of its kind to strike the state, but its impact was among the most severe and widespread.
Derechos are widespread storms in which multiple bands of strong storms...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Word had barely come down that the Supreme Court majority was upholding the Affordable Care Act when incensed conservatives began printing up "Impeach Jon Roberts" t-shirts and a hacker had altered the chief justice's title on his Wikipedia page to "Chief...
| Jul 4, 2012
The show: The world premiere of Mark St. Germain's "Dr. Ruth, All the Way" at Barrington Stage's St. Germain Theater, Pittsfield, Mass.
First impression: A big hand for the little ladies — actress Debra Jo Rupp portraying sex therapist and media...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:27 AM
"Magical." "Unforgettable." "Beautiful."
That's how Justin Timberlake, who reportedly once was a pop music star, described to People magazine his wedding to Jessica Biel on Friday at an Italian seaside resort. The bride, 30, and bridegroom, 31, partied...