| Jul 15, 2011
Like "linoleum," "escalator" and "zipper," the term "semicustom house" infiltrated our language as a marketing term then stuck like caulk to a contractor's boot.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary still does not acknowledge the term. ("Semiantique," "semi-ionic"...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 3:29 PM
Series Premiere SUN 8:30/7:30c OCT 30
ALLEN GREGORY is a new animated series that tells the story of one of the most pretentious 7-year-olds of our time.
When he looks in the mirror, ALLEN GREGORY DE LONGPRE (Jonah Hill, "Superbad," "Get Him to the...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
The grass is always greener, whether you’re a highly paid, married father of three (like Dave, played by Jason Bateman) or a sexual dynamo making zilch as an actor and getting high all day (like Mitch, played by Ryan Reynolds)....
| Aug 5, 2011
When the comedy "Any Wednesday" opened on Broadway in 1964 Walter Kerr reviewed a then-unknown Gene Hackman and noted, memorably, the actor's "wonderfully light-footed habit of stepping off a joke before it begins to complain." Isn't that an exquisite...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 1:10 PM
"We call ourselves a 'minority majority village,'" said Eira Corral, village clerk of Hanover Park and the daughter of Mexican immigrants who raised their family here. From the conchinitos at the Panaderia El Amigo Bakery to the roti rolls at the JK Kabab...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Fox's Animation Domination line-up of Sunday comedies will be dominated by guest stars this fall, the network announced Friday. That's nothing new, but there are a few surprises among the people lending their voices to "The Simpsons," "Family Guy," The...
| Aug 24, 2011
For decades, Dick Hattan, of Geneva, suffered survivor guilt as a result of his tour in the Vietnam War. After members of his church prayed for his psychological healing, he said, he was able to move on.
"I've seen prayers help heal physical illnesses...
| Aug 26, 2011
Anchor a stairway with an antique cast-iron newel post. Dress a window with vintage schoolhouse maps instead of shades. Turn a jettisoned apothecary cabinet into a bathroom vanity. Adorn walls with mantels from previous lives.
Use those tips and many...
| Oct 21, 2011
Take the new home you eyed five years ago but could not afford because your budget didn't allow you to go over $300,000. Add stone countertops, taller ceilings and other goodies. Welcome to your new home. And you still haven't spent more than 300 grand....
| Oct 15, 2011
| 12:49 PM
Two pals get to switch lives in the most literal sense in this sometimes more-crass-than-amusing comedy from director David Dobkin - who put his first big imprint on the genre with "Wedding Crashers" - and "The Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore....
| Sep 14, 2011
They've heard it before and they will hear it again, said Lambda Legal help desk manager Cheryl Angelaccio: "People tell us they're unable to visit their longtime partners in the hospital or they're sent away by the patients' relatives."