| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Gail Gygax flipped open the blue binder she had been carrying under her arm. On its cover was a shield emblazoned with the words "Gygax Memorial." She was all business, pleasant but driven, barely allowing me time thank her for meeting with me. She turned...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:06 AM
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is available for $0 at Best Buy as part of Black Friday, but the Galaxy S 5 is just around the corner and rumors have begun to swirl.
South Korean news website ET News is reporting that the Galaxy S 5 is set to go into...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Orlando singer-songwriter Beth McKee started her musical career in New Orleans and embeds the creative DNA of that destination into the albums that she has recorded here in recent years.
That catalog includes "I’m That Way" (2009), a well-received...
| Jan 5, 2014
After the relatively indolent holidays, professional paddleboarder Michael "Westy" Westenberger jump-starts his training in January, which requires a bit of creativity, given the chunks of ice floating in the lake.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Small business owners are generally happier than the average worker. They get to choose their own schedules, they're usually building a business based on their personal interests, and many don't see profitability as the end-all, be-all...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:16 PM
It's official. We're addicted to our smartphones. You probably already knew that. But if not, here's your proof: There's now a water-proof shower cap for your smartphone.
A London-based Kickstarter campaign reached its bare-bones funding goal mere...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:54 PM
With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Neil Young has long groused about the way music he and other artists make ends up sounding in the digital age. Now he is introducing his solution: PonoMusic, a combination online music store and playback system that gives listeners access to audiophile...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:24 AM
The day is here.
Practically seven years in the making, the "Veronica Mars" movie is finally out for Marshmallows to consume. The PG-13 flick released Friday in select cities and through OnDemand. And while the series made an impression, albeit a...
| Feb 19, 2014
My great-grandfather founded the Rialto Theater in tiny Grayling, Mich., in 1915. His handbills advertised an opening-day screening of "The Twenty-Million-Dollar Mystery" on "two good single reels."
I run the same theater today, almost 99 years later....
| Mar 12, 2014
The iconic Statue of Liberty, positioned in New York Harbor to welcome those entering the United States, stands as a symbol of what's best about our country and the freedom it has offered so many.
But it was only when I visited Lady Liberty for the...