| Aug 13, 2011
The email from a reader in Westwood was short, to the point and disturbing.
"My life has been very full," wrote Polly Berger. "But now it is getting very bad, and I want to go to that other world."
Berger also said she wished there were more Dr. Jack...
| Dec 19, 2011
Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas," one of the biggest-selling songs of all time, with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Although the wistful tune soothed homesick soldiers in such God-awful places as Guadalcanal more than half a century ago, and no...
| Jul 1, 2011
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In celebration of July Fourth, Printers Row set out to create a reading list of patriotic books. But, how to define "patriotic"? We decided to have each contributing Tribune writer and editor pick a title that corresponds to his or her own definition....
| Jun 8, 2011
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| Jul 12, 2011
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"The Wiz," let us stipulate, was always a weird show. With the passage of 36 years, it only has become stranger.
Although a big hit in 1975 — it ran on Broadway for some 1,600 performances — "The Wiz" generally has defeated most attempts to...
| Jul 19, 2011
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The animated cat and mouse never will be mistaken for Judy Garland, but they get their own shot at a classic story in this made-for-video feature-length cartoon.
The basics are the same, as a tornado sweeps Dorothy and Toto out of Kansas and into a...
| Jul 28, 2011
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Lila Lee Wilson Boyle, age 84, died Monday, July 25, 2011 after a miraculous five year battle with stage IV cancer. Her petite frame was deceiving. Her fighting spirit was as strong as that of any giant. Lila was united in paradise with her Savior...
| Sep 25, 2011
Chicago used to be a must-stop for Hollywood's top talent and New York's glittering stars. If for no other reason than to change trains.
The Superman movie is a wrap. Laurence Fishburne and Amy Adams have gone home. And while "The Playboy Club" is...
| Oct 9, 2011
A-list actor Jack Nicholson has sold his longtime retreat in Malibu for $3.5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The 28-acre property came on the market in February at $4.25 million.
Zoned for equestrian use, the spread includes a ranch-style...
| Oct 5, 2011
I can't think of a better way to begin this column than to let a fellow pundit get things going. So I'll turn things over to Allene Arthur, who's been writing columns for the Palm Springs Desert Sun for 32 years:
"Fiftieth high school class reunions...
| May 18, 2012
Bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs answered a knock at the door of his Nashville home in 1953 to find an eager-looking banjo enthusiast on the porch asking Scruggs to put a set of his special tuner keys on the young man's instrument.
"He was so...