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  • Fanciful storm appellations

    Yesterday, I sent this message to the newsroom staff: We will not be using the word “Frankenstorm” in coverage of Hurricane Sandy, because the term trivializes a serious and potentially deadly event. It’s acceptable in direct quotes, but...
  • 'The Producers' scores high by aiming low

    Mel Brooks' "The Producers" is a good show about a bad show. Based on his own 1968 movie, this Tony Award-winning 2001 Broadway musical remains as cheerfully vulgar as ever in the entertaining production by Silhouette Stages. Where appalling taste is...
  • Howard County Briefs

    'Godspell' Wilde Lake High School's theater department will present the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $12. Information: 410-313-6965....
  • Charlie Callas

    Charlie Callas
    Charlie Callas, a rubber-faced stand-up comedian and Mel Brooks regular who worked on television, in films and on stage for five decades, died Jan. 27 in a Las Vegas hospice. He was 86.
  • PASSINGS: Kenneth Mars

    PASSINGS: Kenneth Mars
    Kenneth Mars, 75, a veteran actor whose most memorable performances were his two collaborations with director Mel Brooks in "The Producers" and "Young Frankenstein," died of pancreatic cancer Saturday at his home in Granada Hills. During a career that...
  • Marvin Saul dies at 82; longtime owner of Junior's deli in Westwood

    Marvin Saul dies at 82; longtime owner of Junior's deli in Westwood
    Marvin Saul was a uranium miner who had gone bust when he flipped a coin in the late 1950s to decide where to strike out next from Utah. Heads meant Los Angeles; tails Dallas. Heads, and generations of future deli-goers on the Westside, won out. With 35...
  • Through a lens

    Through a lens
    It goes without saying, though I'll say it anyway, that Charles Osgood is my favorite photographer, but it was nice to see many other great Tribune photographers gathered Tuesday in the Tower, talking about their work in a new book, "Chicago in Season."...
  • Charlie Callas dies at 83; zany, character-oriented comedian

    Charlie Callas dies at 83; zany, character-oriented comedian
    Charlie Callas, the veteran comedian who punctuated his zany, character-oriented comedy routines with a bizarre array of facial expressions and sound effects, has died. He was 83. Callas, a resident of Las Vegas, died Thursday evening of natural causes...
  • Saturday Drive: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

    Saturday Drive: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
    The car: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth The power: 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque from a 1.4-liter, inline, turbocharged four-cylinder engine routing power to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The photos: 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth...
  • Book calendar: Author events for the week of December 5, 2010

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich SUNDAY Rhapsodomancy Reading Series: Authors Diane Lefer (" California Transit"), poet Robin Ekiss ("The Mansion of Happiness"), author/screenwriter Steve De Jarnatt ("Miracle Mile") and poet Candace...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap: Season finale, 'Beside The Dying Fire'

    'The Walking Dead' recap: Season finale, 'Beside The Dying Fire'
    Comic book fans rejoice! Sunday night's season finale of "The Walking Dead" on AMC was thrilling on its own, but those viewers who have read the source material — Robert Kirkman's comic book — might have needed an inhaler and an SPU (spare...