| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:15 PM
At the peak of December’s annual pilgrimage to Beaverbrook, 500 vehicles an hour slowly snake along the Columbia neighborhood’s streets and spill out onto Clarksville Pike en route to one brightly lit house.
Holiday lighting fans from across...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Devon Still and his cancer-stricken daughter, Leah, have captured the hearts of NFL fans this season. But a recent allegation from Leah's mother may cast a dark cloud over the inspirational story.
The New York Daily News posted segments from a letter...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:06 PM
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced Tuesday the float judges for the upcoming 126th Rose Parade.
Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian will score the 2015 floats, assessing the creativity, imagination and beauty of the entries,...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words "the pursuit of happiness" in the text.
Happiness is a vapor that cannot be grasped; a temporary feeling based on...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Beyond "The Walking Dead," "The Mentalist" and football, Sunday night will offer quite a range of programming. I wrote about some offerings, but the Sunday after Thanksgiving is a far busier TV night than it used to be. A sampling in Sunday cable:
| Dec 1, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The College of William and Mary hosted alumnus and author Jamie Quatro following the success of her debut short story collection, "I Want to Show You More."
The book of short stories was published in 2013 and has received numerous accolades. Among them,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:52 AM
To make Barbara Walters' list of "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014," it helps if you have a connection to Disney, which owns ABC, the network that will air the special.
The 10 Most Fascinating list now includes Michael Strahan, whose "Live With...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Those standing in line outside Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday night for the 9 p.m. screening of Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" heard a loud roar go up from inside the historic building shortly after 8.
It was the sound of Ava DuVernay's...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 11:13 AM
"Selma" dominated the nominations for the 46th NAACP Image Awards on Tuesday morning, earning eight nods in five categories: film; director for Ava DuVernay; actor for David Oyelowo; supporting actress for both Carmen Ejogo and Oprah Winfrey; and...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:28 PM
If only every Sunday could be a lazy Sunday, the kind where you keep the blinds closed while being served breakfast in bed with the TV locked into Lifetime, Oxygen or OWN. A Sunday dedicated to watching villains, heroines and great documentaries about...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:31 AM
OWN will follow the premiere of the documentary "Michael Sam" with Oprah Winfrey's interview with Sam.
The film, debuting at 9 p.m. Dec. 27, recounts how Sam made history by becoming the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. The Sam project was...