| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Whenever I find myself in a bleak mood, a quick glance at the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness usually does the trick. A near-perfect melding of minds between the "Parks and Recreation" writing staff and actor Nick Offerman, this visual guide on how to...
| Sep 4, 2012
When my son decided to stick a Lego up his nose earlier this summer requiring a trip to the emergency room, a lot of questions swirled through my mind: Is this normal? Why did he do this? Should I ban Legos from the house?
Then in early August a boy in...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Like many retail outlets, Downtown Disney has been in flux in recent years.
Along with a changing lineup of tenants, Disney World's entertainment complex has slogged through its intention to increase its shopping and dining options. Some of this came...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Two thoughts for this new year. First, awards, because they're extremely important. And second, plastics.
Academy Awards nomination balloting closes Wednesday. Oscar voters are determining their favorites in various categories for the March 2 Oscar...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:39 AM
How crowded was December at the movies? Crowded enough to push George Clooney and "The Monuments Men" into an early 2014 release. And that's good! That's good. Because a little quality to go with our winter movie diversions would be good.
Here are 10...
| Jan 3, 2014
*1/2 (out of four)
The ’80s light-up game “Simon Says” doesn’t normally answer yes-or-no questions. Still, you’re more likely to laugh than scream during “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” when Jesse...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Those of us lucky enough to have siblings know a rewarding, lifelong loving relationship is built upon a firm foundation of taunts, noogies and tattling.
Interestingly enough, the mean things your older brothers and sisters inflicted...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Once a month, at Third Coast Comics in the Edgewater neighborhood, the store closes for the evening and the knitting comes out. Followed by the drinks. Drink & Draw & Knitting Night is the second Thursday of each month, as it has been since Terry Gant...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking," Vice President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday as he previewed what his commission on gun violence might actually do.
"There are executive orders, there's...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gru is back...and it was worth the wait.
Steve Carell's lovable villain has settled into Dad-mode in 'Despicable Me 2'and the job suits him just fine. But, when a fetching femaile agent from the 'Anti-Villain League', voiced by Kristen Wiig, enlists...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...