| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:51 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older people with impaired blood flow to their brains saw improvements in thinking skills after drinking two cups of cocoa every day for a month, in a new study.
The study's researchers caution, however, that people shouldn'...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Betty B. Scher, a nurse who was known to family and friends as having boundless energy and a lifelong thirst for knowledge, died Nov. 13 at her home. The Baltimore resident was 87.
When her children told extended family members she had died, few...
| Nov 15, 2013
The show: "A Christmas Story: The Musical" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: Musical adaptation of classic 1983 holiday film.
First impressions: All the iconic scenes are there: a kid's tongue sticking...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Which is better to keep your brain fit?
Physical activity and mental stimulation are both considered vital for protecting your mental skills and warding off dementia. But is one activity more effective than the other? "It is difficult at this point to...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 2:48 PM
The crossword in Sunday’s Arts & Books section was titled "The Last Sunday Crossword" and noted that according to the Mayan calendar, the world was going to end "this Friday, Dec. 21."
But, of course, "this" Friday is not Dec. 21 – it's...
| Dec 22, 2012
It was our first Christmas together, and I was determined that it would be special.
We had booked a hotel room for the holidays on the sand at Pismo Beach. Jim, my new love, had Mark Harmon hair and a Richard Gere smile. He watched BBC News, read...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:50 AM
1) Rachel L. Swarns: While Michelle Obama is not expected to attend the Baltimore Book Festival, author Rachel L. Swarns will be meeting fans at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bank of America Literary Salon, where she'll be happy to discuss her book,...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 1:47 PM
This story originally ran in The Tribune's Arts & Entertainment section on April 19, 1998.
Movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert have co-hosted the weekly, nationally syndicated film review TV show “Siskel & Ebert” for the past 23 years,...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Players, do you like the changes to the daily online crossword? At the end you get a score, and I don't know what it means compared to the old "score," which was just the time it took you to complete......