| May 27, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Late on a Friday afternoon, the worst time of the week for a book signing, cartoonist Ivan Brunetti sat behind the counter at Chicago Comics in Lakeview and waited for fans. He waited and sighed. A line would form, fade away, form, fade. Some customers...
| Dec 2, 2010
| 1:45 PM
A three-word response to those who believe the printed book is dead: Drawn and Quarterly. The Montreal-based publisher Drawn and Quarterly, distributed in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, produces books so artfully designed and packaged that one...
| Nov 28, 2010
Once the realm of family holiday projects, gingerbread architecture has outgrown storybook cottages, gumdrops and marzipan. Tourist attractions and hotels, including the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco and the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad,...
| Apr 8, 2012
World leaders will descend on Chicago for the NATO summit May 20-21, protected by armored vehicles, magnetometers, terrorist watch lists, heavily armed soldiers and police officers. The security may be unprecedented in Chicago history. Here are 10 facts...
| Dec 4, 2011
Joanna Cotler/HarperCollins, $24.99, ages 13 and up
In the third installment of this lavish series, a teen girl is menaced by a powerful sorceress in a mystical fantasy world.
The Annotated Peter Pan
| Nov 30, 2011
| 12:39 PM
The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra presents its popular holiday concert Saturday, Dec. 3. This year, it's "Holiday Melodies and Peanuts" — the Charles Schulz kind.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St. in Bel Air....
| Feb 8, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Good thing Bill Griffith did not take Marcel Duchamp seriously. Otherwise, we'd be without Zippy (aka Zippy the Pinhead), the best-drawn daily underground comic strip in America, still running in 300 newspapers. Griffith, at the time a 19-year-old art...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Local cartoonist Michael Cotter asked the assembled youngsters at the Annapolis area library to name a big story in the news, and 13-year-old Rhaei Brown, who was sporting a Ravens jersey, couldn't utter his answer fast enough.
"The lockout!" the...
| Apr 10, 2009
| 7:49 AM
It's not too late to fall in love again during your retirement years. In fact, now that the child-rearing years are largely behind you, it's the perfect time to find someone you truly enjoy spending time with. "You've completed your adult tasks, which are...
| May 30, 2010
He's the kind of guy who waxes rhapsodic about his love for the human race but curses people who don't smile at his dog. He's full of odes to the sweep of life and won't stop sharing them with the strangers he accosts in coffee shops. He has no job and no...
| Jun 24, 2009
| 1:43 PM
If you're a fan of the original animated specials featuring Charlie Brown and company, you'll undoubtedly take endless delight in this set of stories inspired by the Charles M. Schulz comics.
Included, of course, is the program that started it all –...