| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:45 PM
I don't give a moldy fig for celebrities.
And don't expect me to know the names of any of today's denizens of the red carpet — held in highest esteem by our vacuous Culture of Celebrity. These ninnies influence my life not one whit....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:01 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE: Connecticut's taxes, strangling regulations, restrictive laws and the cost of living are responsible for driving residents out of the state, at least according to letter writers to The Courant in recent weeks. Not so fast, say others, you...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Yes, those are models on the cover of Vogue's September issue. Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss, to be exact.
Anna Wintour and her well-heeled minions seem to have accepted digital media's clout, because these aren't just any models; they'...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:23 PM
I never met Ella Christensen, known by many in Huntington Beach as the queen of the pier.
What else would you call someone who at one time owned three thriving businesses on the city's most iconic structure? The Tackle Box, Neptune's Locker and the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Every year the super-rich and the mega-rich meet at the Monterey Car Week to show off their prize automobiles, to charge out of history in vintage races with antique race cars, and to compete with each other for awards on the fairways of Pebble Beach,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:19 PM
The protesters, almost all of them black, raised their fists and chanted, “We shall not be moved!”
Down the hill, advancing against them late Monday night, were police officers in gas masks and riot gear, most of them white.
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:43 PM
It took a personal meeting with James Brown for singer Lee Fields to realize he was himself and not just a talented mimic called Little JB.
In 1973, Fields had been putting out Brown covers like "Bewildered" and energetically funky singles such as "Let'...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:27 AM
When he calls you up on the phone, actor Jason Segel — of "How I Met Your Mother," "The Muppets," and Judd Apatow-affiliated fame — is just the sort of person you hope Jason Segel will be: funny, disarming and Nick Andopolis-level nice (though...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Around midnight, armed with flashlights, Mexican immigration agents halted "La Bestia" — the Beast.
"Come down!" "Come over here!" they shouted at the migrants clinging to the top and sides of the freight train.
Some migrants scrambled, hoping...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It’s here! The first major awards show of the year has arrived. Of course, we’re talking the Golden Globes.
Broadcasting live at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) Sunday on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, the 71st Golden Globes...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
A high-stakes operation to assassinate Iran’s warmongering intelligence chief takes several unexpected turns on “Big Man in Tehran,” Episode 311 of Showtime’s “Homeland.”
Tasked by the CIA with the near-suicide mission...