| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:46 AM
If Matthew Lopez were teaching a class on writing he might take a turn on the maxim and say: "Write what you don't know."
Lopez is the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Polish-Russian mother. He grew up Episcopalian and gay in Panama City, Fla.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Without Cab Calloway, it is hard to imagine there would have been a Michael Jackson or a Prince or hip-hop moves.
If that sounds like hyperbole, tune in to PBS' "Cab Calloway: Sketches," an "American Masters" presentation airing Monday, Feb. 27 (check...
| Mar 11, 2012
A whimsical house in Malibu that looks like something out of "The Flintstones" has come on the market at $3.5 million. The owners are iconic television personality Dick Clark and his wife, Kari, according to public records.
The unusual architectural...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Trayvon Martin was me, Ricardo Alonzo Summers in 1988. I lived in a neighborhood in Calvert County called Scientist Cliffs. Scientist Cliffs was established in the 1930s as a private, tony beach community by a handful of employees from the Department of...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 1:55 PM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
The Ides of March
Machine Gun Preacher
Pop Up Video (returns after a decade absence; noon; VH1)
House (season premiere; 9 p.m.; Fox)
The A-List Dallas (series debut;...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 9:58 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
Patrick Stump, the songwriter-singer who played trusty sidekick to pin-up Pete Wentz in multimillion-selling rock band Fall Out Boy, steps out for his first solo album, the misleadingly titled “Soul Punk” (Island).
| Nov 5, 2011
| 3:56 PM
The woman, barely in her 20s and estranged from her family, worked two jobs as she tried to launch a singing career. When she started chatting online with the head of "424 Records," she thought she had finally gotten her break.
The purported record label...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:47 PM
It doesn’t take a musical genius to read between the notes of Patrick Stump’s first solo album, “Soul Punk” (Island), to realize that the Fall Out Boy singer and songwriter left a few things unsaid in his old band.
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:16 PM
Patrick Stump doesn’t claim to be cool.
“I don't believe in guilty pleasures,” Stump says, when the subject of pop music comes up.
The Fall Out Boy singer’s solo album, “Soul Punk,” which dropped Oct. 18, is the...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 4:49 PM
Anthony Santos used to work out at his gym in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood relatively unrecognized. Other than the gym’s Latino staff members, few ever noticed the Bronx native. That changed three years ago when ads featuring Santos —...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Sherman Hemsley, who was rooted in the minds of millions of television viewers as Archie Bunker's bombastic black neighbor, George Jefferson, in"All in the Family" and later as the star of his own long-running sitcom, "The Jeffersons," has died. He was...