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  • Sharre Jacoby and Alan Baral Sell Celeb-Pedigreed Pad

    SELLERS: Sharre Jacoby and Alan Baral BUYERS: Quinn O'Toole and Caroline Horrigan LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $3,100,000 SIZE: 4,700 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: A little birdie delivered a covert communiqué over the...
  • The Biblioracle: An app-etite for distraction

    The Biblioracle: An app-etite for distraction
    Recently, my mom was moving into a new place and I was home to help sort through the final bits of our family archives, to claim what I wanted and part permanently with everything else. There were some interesting finds, including my father's...
  • Editor's choice: 'Flying Shoes' by Lisa Howorth

    Editor's choice: 'Flying Shoes' by Lisa Howorth
    In the opening pages of Lisa Howorth's "Flying Shoes," it seems that we're heading into a crime novel. Mary Byrd Thornton is unloading the dishwasher, half-listening to NPR when she answers the phone. A detective is on the line with the news that the case...
  • Elvis Mitchell Replaces David Ansen as Film Independent Curator

    David Ansen has stepped down as artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Elvis Mitchell will assume his role in the newly created post of Film Independent Curator. Mitchell will be responsible for programming the festival, which recently...
  • Love of storytelling hooked David Roe on a radio career

    By Marcella Kreiter "When I was a kid, every (town) had live radio, and every station did news and public service," marveled David Roe, who broke into the business in the 1970s. The WBBM-AM, Chicago, news anchor started out spinning records at a tiny...
  • Bronzeville Comedy Showcase debuts July 16

    Bronzeville Comedy Showcase debuts July 16
    Seven years ago, Bronzeville resident Brian Babylon was earning a good salary as a media director for a multimedia firm and working the stand-up open mic circuit—when he founded the Bronzeville Comedy Showcase. Hosted in the courtyard of a coffee...
  • Tribune Publishing confirms Aug. 4 spinoff date

    Tribune Publishing confirms Aug. 4 spinoff date
    Tribune Publishing will spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, the new publishing company confirmed Tuesday. Tribune Publishing has applied to have its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TPUB" and expects to begin regular...
  • Comcast 'embarrassed' by aggressive service call

    Comcast 'embarrassed' by aggressive service call
    NPR is reporting: Comcast has apologized for a service call that broadcast one of its customer service representatives aggressively repeating questions and avoiding a customer's request to cancel his service. The broadcast lasts about eight minutes, and...
  • Tribune Publishing, parent of Daily Press, confirms Aug. 4 spinoff

    Tribune Publishing, parent of Daily Press, confirms Aug. 4 spinoff
    Tribune Publishing will spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, the new publishing company confirmed Tuesday. Tribune Publishing has applied to have its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TPUB" and expects to begin regular...
  • Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

    Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
    When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere. People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
  • Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time

    Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time
    What are the Top 10 strangest sports endorsements of all time? There's quite a list to choose from. Here's our quick Top 10 list ... 10. Joe DiMaggio – Mr. Coffee Having a former baseball player promote a new coffee maker might not seem so out...