| 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 29, 2014
| 8:08 AM
We have no winner in last week's "What Is It?" quiz, which isn't surprising, since only one person answered.
I did get some Facebook responses, none of which were exactly correct. Here it was mostly crickets, as usual since we switched blog...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Let's see. Jared Odrick just read Arnold Schwarzenegger's autobiography. He's now reading the dark philosophy of Machiavelli, which has him calling himself, "J.O. The Merciful," and asking questions in the Dolphins locker room like, "What do morals do for...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 2:08 PM
It doesn't get any bigger than this, Orlando.
The sharks are coming!
No, not the San Jose Sharks, hockey puck breath.
Even as we speak, I can envision Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer getting his head bit off on national TV. (Or maybe a...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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:
| 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...
| 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?"