| May 30, 2014
| 5:45 AM
John G. Avildsen is best known for his uplifting films about underdogs such as the Oscar-winning 1976 "Rocky" and 1984's "The Karate Kid."
But his career didn't start out that way.
Long before he won the director Oscar for "Rocky," Avildsen received...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As an undergraduate at UCLA in the 1970s, Helen Singleton often visited the student union building to see a mural she and six other students painted on a wall as a tribute to African American history.
The artwork was a sepia-toned collage and a self-...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:12 PM
At least one shot was fired Wednesday at Kent State University in Ohio, according to school officials.
[Update 10:15 p.m. PDT April 2: A suspect was apprehended off campus, according to an advisory on the university's website. Police say there is no...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:46 AM
COLLEGE PARK — Brenda Frese will be the first to tell you she sometimes trampled through life, so intent on the goals ahead that she didn't necessarily worry about the bruised feelings left in her wake.
If she wanted something, she took it, a...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Legendary film star Katharine Hepburn continues to fascinate the world, and especially Hartford, the place where she was born and raised. Her independence, her uniqueness in a Hollywood that didn't quite get her, and especially, her forward-looking...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Dyane Fancey, a prominent poet in Baltimore's arts community who also worked in the city school system and at a popular Mount Vernon restaurant, died April 13 of heart failure. The Hampden resident was 63.
Born Diane Margaret Fancey in Washington, D.C.,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:31 PM
I sometimes worry about Jesus at Christmastime.
On the one hand, he gets a worldwide birthday party celebrated by 2 billion Christians, trees, Macy's windows, concerts, communal singing, gift giving, feasts, family gatherings and uplifting worship....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Guitarist with '80s group Devo
Bob Casale, 61, guitarist for Devo, whose commercial success peaked in the early '80s with the MTV hit "Whip It," died unexpectedly Monday of heart failure in Marina del Rey, his brother Gerald said.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:05 AM
You've probably heard of Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained-glass lamps. You may even be familiar with some of his more famous lamp styles, such as the Wisteria and the Dragonfly.
But you may not know those lamps were designed not by Tiffany, but by a woman...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:12 AM
The opening moment of “Free Ride,” Friday night’s gripping curtain-raiser for the 28th annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, is quick to introduce the carefully calibrated tension to follow for the next 83 minutes. “...
| Feb 28, 2014
You've probably seen him on TV or in the newspaper, wearing a blue and white wig decorated with the fuzzy dice equivalent of basketballs. He's Danny Karwoski, the University of Connecticut women's basketball superfan.
Karwoski has attended upward of...