| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:20 AM
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Outside his window, rain threatened to turn to ice.
"I thought we might be getting some Bastogne weather," Paul Rogers said, standing in his Overland Park living room but thinking back to his forest foxholes in Belgium during the...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:17 AM
The leaked documents, with Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and James Franco cast as clowns, may at times make it all seem like a comedy.
To those whose private correspondence and personal information have been exposed, it may feel like a tragedy.
| Dec 11, 2014
In 2010, Chicago native Graham Moore published "The Sherlockian," a witty novel both inspired by, and very much about, Sherlock Holmes.
Four years later, Moore's first produced screenplay stars Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor perhaps best known for...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:10 PM
WASHINGTON — Tom Hanks was lauded as America's "favorite son" — and one of the greatest of cinema's stars — at a star-spangled Kennedy Center Honors gala on Sunday.
Hanks was honored with four other legends: singer-songwriter Sting,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Meryl Streep, David Letterman, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga helped pay tribute Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington.
This year's recipients were singer Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, actor Tom Hanks, comedian/actress Lily Tomlin and...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:43 AM
The folks at Comedy Central have a big week planned.
Stephen Colbert had a big night Sunday hosting the Kennedy Center Honors. He tried to interrupt David Letterman, who was honoring Tom Hanks. "Not yet," Letterman told Colbert, who will replace the CBS...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:35 PM
President Barack Obama and his family presided over the lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Thursday in an annual ritual near the White House that featured musical performances from singers Patti LaBelle and Steve Miller.
Obama, who was joined...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON There are the decades-old traditions you'd expect at the holidays: Christmas trees and fresh garland, satin ribbons and a gigantic gingerbread house.
But this year at the White House, there's also a modern twist: ornaments printed in 3-D, an...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 4:14 AM
Already in the CVSes of this world they have begun and completed their unholy work, stripping the shelves of their cheery weight of candy corn and filling them with green and red foil boxes of seasonal truffles.
Yes, Halloween is over. But they were...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The cultural institution and multi-platform franchise known as "Toy Story" is nearly 20 years old, and still very much with us. There is a fourth film coming in 2017, turning a trilogy into a tetralogy — ensuring in the bargain two years of pre-...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, will host a free holiday movie night featuring "Polar Express" at 6 p.m. Saturday on the lawn outside the medical office building in back of the hospital, 1000 Waterman Way.
The Oscar-winning movie starred Tom...