| Feb 17, 2011
The chips are falling into place for Homeboy Industries.
The hottest-selling snack item at 256 Ralphs deli sections across Southern California in the first weeks of February wasn't pretzels, or cheese puffs, or pita or bagel crisps. According to the...
| May 30, 2011
| 12:08 AM
Let’s just say that crowds weren’t a problem this year at B.O.M.B. Fest.
Actually, from a certain perspective, that was the problem.
About 8,000 people paid to attend (an average of 4,000 per day, with another 500 total comped in) the two-...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Near the end of the classic movie Cool Hand Luke, Paul Newman looks to George Kennedy and says, "What we've got here is a failure to communicate."
Same goes for me and the Charlottesville Daily Progress' Whitey Reid.
Reid and I have had a spirited,...
| Nov 28, 2010
IPads, Nooks and Kindles may be topping wish lists this holiday season, but when it comes to reading about fashion, nothing beats the glossy, full-color grandeur of a coffee-table book.
This season's crop of oversized style tomes is especially alluring....
| Dec 22, 2010
Still searching for that perfect gift for your brother-in-law or a persnickety client? Coffee-table books might fit the bill, what with that suitable heft and an undeniable quotient of cool. Here we offer a few last-minute selections for those gaps on...
| Jan 22, 2011
Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78.
Know for her...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:45 PM
Just four days after five members of one family lost their lives on Christmas Day, the 70 firefighters who fought to save them returned to work. It wasn't your ordinary first day back, however.
Instead firefighters met with the FDNY's counseling...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:22 PM
Several groups are angling to seize control of Baltimore's Grand Prix as city officials seek a new management team in the wake of the financial collapse of the company that organized the inaugural race.
At least two teams — each headed by a...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 1:41 PM
I spent yesterday at the U.S. Courthouse in New Haven. I'd been drafted for jury service before but this was the first time I'd been called for a federal trial. I served the local Superior Court in 2006, but the people involved decided to settle before...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 5:45 AM
A 42-year-old Tinley Park man was killed when his SUV rolled over on the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway, authorities said this morning.
Killed was Paul Newman, of the 17100 block of South Oak Park Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Q: What inspired you to write RECIPES FOR LIFE now?
Linda Evans: I came to a turning point where I had to decide what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I have beautiful peace and joy in my life now, and feel I’ve only just begun. I...