| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Harold Ramis, the estimable comedy writer, director and actor whose resume includes "Groundhog Day," "Ghostbusters," "Animal House," "Caddyshack" and "National Lampoon's Vacation," died on Monday at age 69.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the cause of...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Virginia "Ginny" Ford loved the arts so much that she not only made anonymous donations to organizations such as the Orlando Opera, but she also gave her beloved college cello to the Orlando Youth Orchestra.
Ford, who had been in declining health for...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Some of you, upon hearing that "Brief Encounter" has been adapted to the stage, will immediately roll your eyes and ask, "Why would anyone be foolish enough to compete with the memory of David Lean's classic film?"
Well, the British company Kneehigh has...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Susan Cadogan sang quietly, and mostly at home, while she spent her days working at a university library in Kingston, Jamaica, in the mid 1970s. She felt self conscious about performing, and did not listen to her country's popular music at the time,...
| Feb 20, 2014
Letters to the editor from Schaumburg, Morton Grove, Park Ridge and Niles.
The primary election season is upon us. Many citizens gripe about their disgust of government and of those who hold public office. Conversations then drift...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation.
I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film,...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The word is out that we're embarking on a new golden age of journalism.
In recent months some of the hottest names in the business — the Washington Post's Ezra Klein, Nate Silver of the New York Times, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of the Wall...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Five months after leaving her seat as one of the founding hosts of ABC-TV’s daytime talk show “The View,” Joy Behar says one of her biggest surprises is that she doesn’t have to have every moment of her life scheduled.......
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Inside a small TV studio in Los Angeles, Ondi Timoner is absorbed again in the making of documentaries. She's on the phone discussing editing options for one project, then planning for the fundraising event of another. Standing nearby is director...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:43 AM
John Weber, a tenor who sang in opera productions and was the music director of a Rodgers Forge church, died of an apparent heart attack Jan. 17. The Catonsville resident was 50.
His brother, Thomas Proveaux, said Mr. Weber collapsed at the wheel of his...
| Dec 29, 2013
Crossword puzzles had been around for a little more than a decade when Richard L. Simon and M. Lincoln Schuster — Dick and Max to friends — sensed possibilities that apparently no one else had up to that point.
The book of crossword...