| 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...
| Jul 8, 2012
| 6:55 PM
"Took you long enough." -- Russell Edgington
So they finally found Russell. Because no one thinks to search in the creepy asylum for a vampire seeking to be reborn.
Seriously, the asylum was like a low-rent haunted house run by high schools students....
| Jul 10, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Melodramatic? Maybe a little. But, seriously, your obsession with social media and your Instagram feed is probably sending you straight to Crazy Town.
I tend to roll my eyes at every report about a new “study” just released that contains...
| Jul 18, 2012
Their parents joke that they spend so much time on their smartphones and computers, older teenagers are surgically attached to them. But spending a lot of time online does not necessarily mean they have the Internet search skills to find accurate...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 8:39 PM
Recently, one Orange County community was grappling with a complex and thorny subject that touched on all aspects of civic life: public safety, health, parks and recreation, transportation, employment, housing, social equity and governance.