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  • Childhood wish comes true for 'Hatfields & McCoys' star Matt Barr

    Childhood wish comes true for 'Hatfields & McCoys' star Matt Barr
    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...
  • Head-spinning truths in this rewind of human history

    Head-spinning truths in this rewind of human history
    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...
  • Mailbag: Bring in the true conservatives

    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...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Los Angeles auditions

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Los Angeles auditions
    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...
  • Walters joins crowdsourcing trend with 'Public Property'

    Walters joins crowdsourcing trend with 'Public Property'
    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...
  • City Lights: There's more to the soccer ball than meets the eye

    City Lights: There's more to the soccer ball than meets the eye
    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...
  • Sweating the details

    Sweating the details
    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...
  • 'Derecho' storm wasn't first to strike Md.

    'Derecho' storm wasn't first to strike Md.
    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...
  • Is John Roberts a Kenya-born socialist, too?

    Is John Roberts a Kenya-born socialist, too?
    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...
  • Debra Jo Rupp Works Hard As Dr. Ruth

    Debra Jo Rupp Works Hard As Dr. Ruth
    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...
  • Justin Timberlake calls wedding to Jessica Biel 'magical'

    Justin Timberlake calls wedding to Jessica Biel 'magical'
    "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...