| May 22, 2011
The Golden Era of Romance Comics
Harper Design: $29.99
Forget Spider-Man or the X-Men. Instead, with "Agonizing Love," dip into the adventures of a young lady confronted with the horrible creature known as "Mother's Boy"!...
| May 26, 2011
| 7:23 AM
Jonette Butler wants something understood: Balticon is not a comic book convention.
"It's nothing like a comic book convention," said the chairwoman of this weekend's Balticon 45, which started Thursday and will run nearly continuously through 4 p.m....
| May 31, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Update: TV and film actor J.K. Simmons has sold his Hollywood Hills-area contemporary home for $1,585,000, the Multiple Listing Services shows.
The two-story view home, built in 2000, sits on more than half an acre on a gated street. It has five bedrooms...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Investigators searching for a missing 6-year-old Aurora boy said today they are analyzing soil samples found beneath his mother’s SUV shortly after she committed suicide in a Rockford motel room.
Amy Fry-Pitzen’s 2004 Ford Expedition was...
| Jun 7, 2011
When Diane Granito was hired to recruit foster and adoptive parents in the state of New Mexico, she was told to review the photos of children available for adoption.
The shots were "uniformly bad," Granito said.
She knew they had to be better if...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 3:25 PM
Brandyn Coppedge was alone in the living room for only a few minutes while his brother Rogan, 21, went into the bathroom. When Rogan returned, 3-year-old Brandyn was hanging from a cord on the window blinds.
The cord was around Brandyn's neck and his...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 8:23 AM
Now that there's a lull in our grand openings for theme park attractions, it's a good time to update my list of Top 50 attractions at Orlando's theme parks. It's a project I haven't updated since Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened, yikes, almost a...
| Jun 11, 2011
My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Hope is on the way.
In 2008, a group of women, including Rusty Robertson, Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Lisa Paulsen, Laura Ziskin, Noreen Fraser, Sue Schwartz and Ellen Ziffren, launched a new project called Stand Up To Cancer.
These women were leaders...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 9:04 AM
He was always a skateboarder and action-movie fan, not to mention a punk-rock enthusiast, but from the time he turned 12, nothing excited Steve Anderson more than the approach and arrival of his favorite day, Wednesday.
That was the day the newest issues...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:38 PM
The theme-park world and the movie universe have been atwitter since Monday's announcement that an "Avatar"-themed land would be added to Disney's Animal Kingdom and, eventually, other Walt Disney Co. parks worldwide. Online reaction is varied and falls...