| May 14, 2015
| 8:51 AM
Joel Jacobson has not been able to walk or talk since infancy. He speaks and writes through eye-gaze technology that converts his thoughts to speech and text.
So his graduation from Roosevelt University May 9 was a monumental achievement for the 28-year-...
| May 5, 2015
| 6:05 AM
You have questions. I have some answers.
Q: I noticed in the first few seasons of "Blue Bloods," everyone in the family is enjoying lots of scotch and whiskey by the glassful. Then later, they are all drinking beer, and now there is no booze in sight...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 9:59 AM
Charles Esten was in his mid-40s when he finally landed his breakout role, playing troubled country music singer Deacon Claybourne on the ABC drama "Nashville." This was a big deal for a number of reasons: Esten had spent his career as a working actor...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 8:50 AM
I remember 40 years ago watching "M(ASTERISK)A(ASTERISK)S(ASTERISK)H" and the feeling of utter shock when Henry Blake died.
McLean Stevenson, who had played Blake on the series since its premiere in September 1972, had decided to leave the acclaimed...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Author and lecturer Malcolm Gladwell told one of his favorite underdog stories recently. It's about an overmatched girls basketball team that played its own unorthodox game and won.
So unskilled were they, Gladwell said, that the coach decided the only...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Just as Tobey Maguire's comic book character has spidery senses that kick in when danger is near, the "Spider-Man" actor may have a bit of extrasensory perception working when it comes to real estate dealings. He just sold his house in Brentwood for $10.4...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 11:03 AM
Tom Koch, a laconic satirist whose refined sense of the absurdities of everyday life informed thousands of radio scripts for the comedy team Bob and Ray as well as a memorable Mad magazine sports spoof called "43-Man Squamish," died March 22 at his Laguna...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:58 AM
If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 3:17 PM
That's the takeaway from the 2014-2015 network TV season. And as a result, primetime network television, the largest stage in American popular culture, is never going to be as white again.
From "Empire" on Fox to "How to Get Away with...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:06 PM
How big can Fox's "Empire" get? That's a question everyone in the TV industry is asking these days.
A soapy epic of an ailing hip-hop mogul (Terrence Howard), his flashy ex-con wife (Taraji P. Henson) and their backbiting family, "Empire" just keeps...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:32 PM
I hope the people who voted for this president are happy. They elected him once and then had the unmitigated gall to repeat the mistake again. This poor excuse for a president has done more damage to the United States of America in six years than all...