| Nov 10, 2013
You know him as Ralphie, the bespectacled fourth-grader with the December-long quest with getting an Official Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle in 1983's "A Christmas Story," the film that grew from under-the-radar movie, to cult...
| Dec 1, 2013
What ever happen to Tiny Tim after Scrooge became benefactor to the Cratchett family that famous Christmas morning? Did he survive that operation? Did he go to Oxford? Or did he end up a busker outside a seedy music hall in East London?
| Aug 4, 2013
In January, Eli Baker was a sixth-grader in Glastonbury, playing on soccer and lacrosse teams and auditioning for stage, film and television roles.
Two months later, the 11-year-old was filming a NBC television pilot, "Growing Up Fisher," that will be a...
| Nov 15, 2013
The show: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: Musical adaptation of classic 1983 holiday film.
First impressions: All the iconic scenes are there: a kid's tongue sticking...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:25 PM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on stages around Central Florida. Theaters are getting a jump on the holiday by presenting festive fare before the Thanksgiving turkey has been carved.
Mid-November sees the curtain rise on two shows adapted...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Lo Hsing Han
Ex-drug kingpin and business tycoon
Lo Hsing Han, 80, a former drug kingpin and business tycoon once dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin" by the U.S. government, died Saturday at his home in Myanmar's main city of Yangon. The cause was not...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 7:55 PM
Like it were planned, and perhaps it was, American fans of Chris O'Dowd left bereft by the end of Christopher Guest's HBO series "Family Tree" may jump, as from a lovely frying pan into a really nice fire, to O'Dowd's own "Moone Boy," which begins...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Christmas week is mostly repeats, specials and "Doctor Who." We say goodbye to Matt Smith's 11th Doctor and hello to Peter Capaldi's 12th in the annual Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor." Here are TV picks for the week of Dec. 23-Dec. 29.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:11 PM
24 hours of "A Christmas Story" (TBS, Tuesday and Wednesday). Jean Shepherd's hardy holiday classic turns 30 this year. (I will pause for those who need to sit for a second in order to take that number in.) Adding tradition to tradition, TBS will again...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When it comes to gift-giving during the holiday season, there are presents you dream of (see: "A Christmas Story"), presents that are nice surprises (thoughtful items that prove family and friends really "get" you) and presents that are entirely...
| Dec 24, 2012
On Christmas Eve, your choices include classic movies, holiday music and a lot of reruns. A few highlights: PBS' “Antiques Roadshow” replays hour two of its stop in Orlando at 8 p.m. The goodies include an animator's plaster model of...