| Jan 26, 2015
| 1:09 PM
SkyMall wasn't all life-size Yeti statues, John McCain gargoyle sculptures and motorized, voice-controlled Star Wars R2-D2 toys.
My daughter sleeps on a bed my wife picked out of the SkyMall catalog at 30,000 feet. That's also where we found the shelves...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 2:00 PM
There was no applause.
The sweet, simple songs came one after the other, performed a cappella by five accomplished women — one an established recording artist, another an award-winning actress. Yet over 23 performances last spring, the cast...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:53 PM
There are 26 people on the UC Board of Regents, the august body that sits atop the University of California system. Of those, 18 are appointed to 12-year terms by a governor. One is the governor. And only one is a student. Right now that's Sadia...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Winter in Florida is the best time of the year. The cooler weather makes this time ideal for enjoying the outdoors, whether at parks, zoos or playgrounds or in your own backyard.
Winter is also a great time to visit Florida's theme parks. January...
| Dec 18, 2014
I'm ticked off that political calls are exempted from the 'Do Not Call' program. Those are precisely the calls that are most annoying and should be the main target of the program.
To the person complaining about the pronunciation of the word 'envelope:'...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
TV shows, while not typically known for their contributions to music, often rejoice in the sounds of the season.
Last month, PBS' period drama "Downton Abbey" released a Christmas album featuring selections from cast members that included Charles...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The plot was so bizarre it was hard to believe: The government of North Korea, offended by an adolescent comedy that jokes about assassinating Kim Jong-un, warns Americans not to go see the movie because they might blow up any theatre that screens it....
| Dec 26, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Bark at me, purr at me -- doesn't matter! I love when you squawk back. Here are some interesting notes and comments from readers. Keep those emails coming to firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment: "I came across a ridiculous comment of yours, something along the...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 3:53 PM
A new video released Saturday shows a British photojournalist held captive by Islamic State giving a stylized media tour of the embattled northern Iraqi city of Mosul -- visiting a market, a hospital and even climbing on a police motorcycle to refute...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 7:47 AM
"Why is Andy Cohen the QuickFire judge this week?"
That must be the question going through the minds of our remaining five chefs as they walk into the “Top Chef” kitchen. That is, if they even know who Andy Cohen is.
We know Andy because...
| Dec 8, 2014
At the final two-minute warning and with the Bears losing, I shudder knowing that the agony isn't ending, it's just changing scenes. At the post-game news conference, coach Marc Trestman will put on a performance as predictably even-keeled as it is...