| May 25, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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Ray Rice’s Friday news conference was one of those media events I wanted to give myself some time to think about.
Now that I’ve thought about it for almost 24 hours, I can say without reservation it is one of the worst...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Almost 33 years after he broadcast his last Cubs game, and nearly 16 years after his death, Jack Brickhouse finally is getting his long-awaited tribute at Wrigley Field.
The ebullient television and radio announcer, who broadcast Cubs games on WGN-9...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:32 PM
When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words:
"What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:21 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. – There is little doubt that Jim Calhoun remains a compelling figure. In Buffalo on Wednesday, as in Memphis during the AAC tournament, he was the most-interviewed person.
Well, to be fair, coach Phil Martelli's grandson hadn't...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When most people think about music majors they envision someone who is hoping to be a professional performer.
Though professional performance is often the goal, the musical landscape is expanding and colleges and universities are offering more options...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Joe bought a new car and received a few free months of Sirius XM, the satellite radio service.
When that was done, Sirius asked if he wanted a six-month trial for $25. Joe said yes.
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Then he lost track...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Vin Diesel has proved he can sing a song by Sam Smith — and Sam Smith thinks Vin Diesel was pretty flippin' awesome when he was singing it.
While Diesel was doing publicity for "Guardians of the Galaxy," British radio station Capital FM...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:39 PM
In their 1962 breakthrough hit "Surfin' Safari," the Beach Boys sang about "anglin' in Laguna."
This year, Laguna Beach angled for them. And, to quote another surf-rock classic, it caught a wave.
The venerable band will headline Sept. 27 at the second...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Johnny Winter, a rail-thin blues guitarist known for his scorching riffs, flowing white hair and gravelly, hard-times voice, died Wednesday in Switzerland at the end of a European tour. He was 70.
His death in a Zurich hotel room was confirmed by John...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Andrew Boston wore a headlamp so he could walk to the bus stop at night. He carried a lacrosse stick to ward off wild dogs, and then he waited for a bus that might not come.
For Uganda to be ready for its historic debut on the world stage, he knew he...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Bob Creager opened his tiny pit beef stand in the parking lot of a Southeast Baltimore nightclub in 1987. The stand had no electricity. Creager had never run a business.
And the former steelworker had no idea how to cook pit beef.
"I was struggling,"...