| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards are the biggest fashion runway on the planet. When Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and other stars step out onto the red carpet Sunday, they will be primed to talk as much about what and who they are wearing as about...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
| Jan 19, 2013
Try to convince the millions who came into the job market since the Bush tax cuts that extra money coming out of their checks is not a raise in taxes.
Osceola County's new clerk of court, Armando Ramirez, seems to think he has the power to exercise...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The best chance to get the U.S. Senate to do its job is not to withhold pay (although withholding campaign contributions might have done the trick) but to reform the Senate rules so that filibusters aren't used so routinely to gum up the works. Majority...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Oscars, smoshkers. With his scenery-chewing performance on the sidelines last weekend, Jim Harbaugh has elevated himself to the top of this year’s list of the world’s greatest dramatic actors.
“Maybe he’s just being himself?&...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:23 AM
The Library of Congress announced the names of 25 films Wednesday that are to be enshrined in its National Film Registry. Of those 25, 5-1/2 were based on books or stories. The half? Read on.
The 1983 film "A Christmas Story" -- with Ralphie, a frozen...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Though we’re only 33 percent of the way through, there’s already a new face atop the Peninsula District girls’ standings. Though some of us (as in, yours truly) actually picked Kecoughtan in the preseason.
Either way, one thing seems...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 3:57 PM
In the delightful 1970 movie "The Cheyenne Social Club," Jimmy Stewart plays an aging Texas cowpoke whose dream of becoming "a respectable Republican businessman" comes true when he inherits a thriving business up in Wyoming.
It turns out the business...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
If you know who Scut Farkus, Clarence Odbody AS2 and Jacob Marley are, you probably have the same taste in Christmas movies that I do.
These characters, respectively, are the bully-turned-baby in “A Christmas Story,” the portly angel...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The announcement last week that South Carolina's Jim DeMint is leaving his Senate seat to run the Heritage Foundation caused some in Washington to wishfully think that perhaps the move might usher in a more congenial, if not cooperative, outlook in the U....
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:52 PM
In August 2001, Dick Butkus was approached with a deal.
If he would record a radio advertisement, he would be given an EBCT heart scan. The scan normally would have cost about $15,000 and insurance didn't cover it.
"What the hell," Butkus said. "I hadn'...