| 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.......
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The day we interviewed Michael Pettersen about his dream job, he began his 38th year with Shure Inc., a Niles-based audio electronics company whose iconic microphones have been associated with everyone from Harry Truman to Elvis Presley.
| 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 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Looking ahead: For many Jews, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur signify new beginnings — time for reflection, apologies and forgiveness. The tradition of blowing the shofar (loud horn) serves as a wake-up call to examine our deeds, responsibilities,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Longtime La Caņada resident John Offermans, 84, passed away on October 27, 2013 from complications following a stroke.
John was born Johannes Hubertus Offermans in the town of Amstenrade, province of Zuid-Limburg (South Limburg), the Netherlands, on...
| 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,...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:22 PM
My partner in 13 years of RCN Christmas Lights specials, Wally Ely, wrote a little piece I'd like to share here. It also serves as a final reminder that this year's show's first airing will be 9 p.m. Wednesday. He's......