| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The 50th anniversary of the founding of British rock band The Kinks passed without a reunion in 2013. The same milestone of the group’s debut album and huge first hit, “You Really Got Me,” is about to suffer the same fate as 2014...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 2:37 PM
We left Chicago in a van heading for a camping trip in Michigan. I didn't really know my traveling companions, and my girlfriend at the time knew just two or three who were friends of friends.
But on the road, you get to know folks pretty quickly and...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A recent Ipsos Reid poll found that 64 percent of Canadians support the participation of Canadian Forces jets in airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq. What refreshing moral clarity. In reality, however, the use...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
One of my guaranteed chuckles at our theme parks is during MuppetVision 3D at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Kermit the Frog and company are producing a musical spectacular and he asks what the title is.
"It's 'A Salute to All Nations … But Mostly...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:03 PM
It was the first day of Donald Sterling's final desperate fight for the Clippers, the first day of his last battle for the reputation of his sanity and the ownership of his basketball team.
And he didn't show.
"We call Donald Sterling!" lawyer...
| Feb 26, 2011
Jamie Oliver presses a "happy cow" veggie burger on me with the fervor of a believer handing out religious pamphlets. He asks me whether I love it, but his smile is pure certainty that I will -- and even love him for making it. He's stepped out from the...
| Feb 4, 2012
Every presidential campaign turns out to be a quadrennial godsend for editorial cartoonists, but for Lalo Alcaraz, 2012 is a jubilee year. Herman Cain, chowing down at a Miami restaurant, asks, “How do you say ‘delicious' in Cuban?” Newt...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 5:00 PM
The first week of high school football is here!
This Friday night, high schools all over the state of Indiana will turn on the lights and kick-off a brand new season. Here are five things for northern Indiana fans to keep an eye on in 2011:
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:06 PM
On the day after the Newtown massacre, my two youngest daughters and I rode a horse-drawn carriage around the New Haven Green. We had seen it as we drove past the big Christmas tree and from their car seats in the back they had said, "Can we ride?"
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The video opens with a few bars of adrenalin-pumping music. We see a topsy-turvy camera angle, sky, trees, darkness, then a staccato pop, pop, pop that blends rhythmically with the music, but of course it's gunfire, lots of gunfire, followed by a few...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:23 AM
"Do you know who I am?"
It is possibly the most obnoxious thing a celebrity can say. And therefore the funniest. But I would argue it is also the most revealing. A bald-faced expression of desperation and despair. What's really going on when a celebrity...