| Nov 20, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Boasting a title that Homer Simpson would decry for false advertising—it’s easy to imagine him hungrily moaning, “Mmm, a life of pie!”—”Life of Pi” is not really about the life of man named...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:42 PM
For Bill Murray, playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the new film “Hyde Park on Hudson” meant risking some serious derision. Now 62, Murray carries with him a huge recognition factor thanks to a host of comedies: "Stripes," "Caddyshack,"...
| Dec 13, 2012
*1/2 (out of four)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) drives his fifth cousin Daisy (Laura Linney) to an isolated field. He puts her hand on his thigh and unfastens his pants. You know where this is going.
Daisy must be awfully good with...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Corporations have exit interviews; chefs never have an exit interview," says Ina Pinkney. "So this is really something for me."
Pinkney, aka The Breakfast Queen, creator of Heavenly Hots, Chocolate Blobs and other signature dishes, is hanging up her...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:59 AM
The voice on the phone was practically unrecognizable and difficult to understand, but the name was unmistakable.
Charlie Haden, one of the most revered bassists in jazz history and a musician I had covered for decades, was calling.
Of course I...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up.
"By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Did I pause, ever so briefly, when it was time for my daughter to be vaccinated as required under California law?
Yes. A parent worries.
You worry about a negative reaction, or even about claims by some that high rates of autism might be related to...
| Aug 1, 2014
As the calendar turns to August, it may not be time for back-to-school just yet, but it is time to schedule an appointment with your pediatrician. Pennsylvania education regulations require parents or guardians to make sure their children's...
| Oct 21, 2014
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where South African double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius went from global sporting icon to prisoner as he was sentenced to five years behind bars for the negligent killing of his girlfriend on...
| Oct 8, 2009
Media commentators Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh have apparently fallen prey to the loony websites of the anti-vaccine folks and have begun campaigning against the swine flu vaccine program, according to the liberal group Media Matters for America. Beck...
| Mar 17, 2010
Further Reaction to White 'Negro' A $1 bill and a $5 bill found their respective ways through the U.S. mails this week, onto my desk. Both came to me as a result of the articles I printed concerning author John Howard Griffin's masquerade as a Negro in...