| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:58 PM
John Mackey changed the game of football on and off the field. The former Baltimore Colt brought grace to a position that had been known for its brutality, and he made the first real headway in the NFL players' fight to earn a more equal share of the pie....
| Dec 3, 2011
| 9:14 PM
Sports sections today read like the business section of the newspaper, or even worse the crime beat section.
Since I have spent almost 40 years advocating the concept of athletes serving as role models and triggering imitative behavior, it is...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 5:30 AM
While all eyes will be on Disney California Adventure in 2012, plenty of other theme parks in California will be adding new rides and attractions in time for the summer crowds.
Our Top 10 for 2012 is dominated by new rides coming to DCA's 12-acre Cars...
| Dec 16, 2011
Joe Simon, a comic book industry pioneer whose defining career moment came in the dark days of March 1941 when he delivered a star-spangled superhero named Captain America, has died. He was 98.
Simon died Wednesday night in New York City after a brief...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 11:18 AM
This time of year we’re inundated with reminders to shop local, but there’s never a bad time to check out smaller local theater companies who specialize in innovation, guts, and sometimes just sheer blissful goofiness. These artists mostly...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Outspoken movie critic and columnist Rex Reed at will speak 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 as part of "Open Visions Forum" lecture series at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
His lecture is entitled "Hollywood Notebook:...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Band name: The Hood Internet
Sound: The mash-up maestros are best known for merging indie rock backing tracks and hip-hop lyricists (Lupe Fiasco rhymes atop the Handsome Furs on one cut, while Devin the Dude mingles with Les Savy Fav on another) like a...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 9:57 AM
MIAMI GARDENS – A key part of Marlins pitching coach Randy St. Claire's job is to know what he can and can't say to pitchers during games.
Visits to the mound do not happen when things are going well, and St. Claire said it is important not to make...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 11:16 AM
Now a brief check of news from overseas.
In France this has been the driest March through May in 50 years. And the warmest in 110 years.
Several European Nations are rapidly preparing emergency plans to conserve water, give farmers millions of dollars...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:45 AM
The Baltimore City Council, spurred by Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, deserves praise for its resolution endorsing the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, to be held in Washington, D.C., on July 30. This march, and the national attention it...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:16 AM
Initial photos of Ryan Reynolds as the Green Lantern were treated like a kryptonite cake at Superman's birthday party. Fans called the suit silly-looking and an insult to the long-running comic book series.
Reynolds was never worried.
"I expected that...