| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:04 AM
The first “airpocalypse” of fall hit Beijing this week, but local residents are not the only ones being forced to deal with the smothering smog blanketing the Chinese capital. World-class cyclists and soccer stars from Argentina and Brazil, as...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:15 PM
All Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is her vocal range.
The Elusive Chanteuse bombed on live television during NBC's annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" tree-lighting special on Wednesday -- and, this time, she was fully aware of it. National...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Only a fool would tune into “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” NBC’s annual tree-lighting special, for a thoughtful response to the events of the day.
But only a cynic could have expected a show as appallingly tone-deaf as this year&...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Each year's bounty of holiday music releases yields a diamond now and then, along with a whole lot of coal. In rounding up a dozen of the most poorly executed holiday albums ever, Calendar will blow by easy targets such as "Merry Christmas From the...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Eliza Higgins, 4, stood in a parking lot on Magnolia Boulevard. Her mother, Michelle, told her daughter it was OK to approach the man in front of them.
The cheery man, dressed in a red suit with white trim, stretched out his arms. In as little as ten...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Tina Exposito sat with her 19-year-old son, trying to explain the importance of Thanksgiving as if he were a kindergartner.
Not because their family never celebrated the holiday.
A hit-and-run wreck, which killed his 17-year-old sister, Melanie,...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:57 AM
It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and Lehigh Valley variety radio station WLEV-FM 100.7 has today made the switch to playing all Christmas songs, non-stop, and will continue to do so through Christmas Day.
The station celebrated the switch with a...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:30 PM
BUYERS: Cheryl Hines and Robert Kennedy Jr.
LOCATION: Malibu, CA
SIZE: 2,959 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: As was first revealed by the long-legged blond gal at Trulia Luxe, newlyweds Cheryl Hines and Robert F....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Facebook, vying in a social-media popularity contest among celebrities with Twitter, has released an iPhone app with a velvet rope wrapped around it.
The new Facebook Mentions app is currently only available on Apple iPhones for celebs, athletes,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:14 PM
For those of you who tuned out of the World Cup when the United States lost or are just aren't into soccer like that, Germany beat the brakes off host nation Brazil in the World Cup.
The numbers are staggering.
The Germans were up 5-0 at half...