| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:04 PM
In the opening moments of "The Spectacular Now," 17-year-old Sutter is trying to bluff his way through the infamous personal essay on a college application. He is fortified by drink as he tries out charm, wit, cynicism and insult — everything but...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:24 AM
People should be excited about the new sports complex being built in El Centro, although challenges await the project.
Five years in the works, ground on the project was broken Tuesday. The first phase of the project is called the Dr. Martin Luther...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Just in time for the summer cocktail season, there's a research finding that offers a new recipe for excessive alcohol consumption. Let's call this cocktail a Tension Burner and ask the barman to go easy on the dopamine. First ingredient: stress hormones;...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 6:38 PM
"Al" Anderson has 17 more months in the Somerset County Jail until he is free. He is a little over halfway in his sentence.
Anderson is serving a 30-60 month sentence for a crime that he said he must have done while drunk because he cannot...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Country singer Randy Travis is recovering from a stroke that he had while undergoing surgery for congestive heart failure, his publicist said Wednesday evening.
The Grammy-winning hitmaker, 54, was admitted to the hospital Sunday, and underwent a...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
For nearly 50 years Greg Bautzer was one of the premier entertainment attorneys in Hollywood, with a client list that included moguls Howard Hughes, Charles Bluhdorn, Darryl Zanuck and Kirk Kerkorian. He also made a name for himself handling the high-...
| Jun 30, 2013
The two stuffed elk heads of Chicago politics — former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson — are scheduled for sentencing in their corruption and tax cases on July 3.
Our government often delivers bad news...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Posted at 1 p.m. I've just gotten the sad news that my longtime friend Jim Nayder, former program director of WBEZ-FM 91.5 and host of NPR's "The Annoying Music Show" has died at age 59. More details later. UPDATE --......
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Jim Nayder, a longtime fixture on Chicago public radio who was best known as the host and producer of National Public Radio's "Annoying Music Show," was found dead in his Chicago apartment Friday. He was 59.
An autopsy was scheduled, but his family said...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Stricter laws for certain Huntington Beach bars and restaurants in the downtown area are on their way.
In a 6-1 vote, with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper dissenting, the City Council voted to change city changed the regulations on downtown...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 3:46 PM
A lot of nonsense gets spewed around the blogosphere and on TV "news" shows, where talking heads have lots of air space to fill with mindless blather. Controversies are manufactured and outrage is overplayed to manipulate audiences.
That makes it easy...