| Feb 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"Twilight" film series vampire Robert Pattinson found a warm body to pay $6.375 million for his Los Feliz home. Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory" is the new owner.
The 1922 Spanish Colonial-style house has a formal entry, a library/study, a den,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:44 PM
In 1926, Peggy Rieser opened Ravinia Nursery School in her home's basement along a ravine adjacent to Ravinia Park.
Twelve young children attended.
In 2014, Ravinia Nursery, located on Red Oak Avenue in Highland Park, continues to thrive as a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Matt O'Leary was born in Chicago, Ill., on this date in 1987. This birthday guy has appeared in such films as "Mother's Day," "Sorority Row" and "Frailty." He also portrayed Gary Giggles in two "Spy Kids" movies. On the airwaves, O'...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Deborah Ann Woll was born in Brooklyn, New York, today in 1985. This birthday gal has co-starred as Jessica Hamby on "True Blood" since 2008. She's also appeared on episodes of "Law and Order: SVU," "CSI" and "My Name Is Earl." On...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:30 AM
In the new Lifetime original movie "Lizzie Borden Took an Ax," the protagonist's name is uttered in full many times throughout the film's 87 minutes. She isn't called "Lizzie" or "Miss Borden" but "Lizzie Borden." The notorious name strikes tactical blows...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:37 AM
"We're putting the brand back together," said Randall Plaxa, who once ran the bar and live music venue J.M. Randalls in Williamsburg. His new venture is an event promotion company that he hopes will present as many as 12 concerts a year.
The company, J....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The parent-and-child relationship is a fraught one, as anyone who has even been either a parent or child can attest.
But those push-pull tensions are all the more acute when the parent is a former first lady and the mother of an ex-president and the son...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Actress Christina Ricci got to swing an ax for her role in the upcoming TV movie “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax.” Now it remains to be seen whether she will need to use her chopping skills on the $1.695-million asking price of her Hollywood Hills...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Before he was a teenager, Joseph Cordova’s mother had died, he was living with his alcoholic grandmother and suffering from serious dental problems that tore down his confidence — and could have eventually led to life-threatening health...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Jean H. Hepner, an early Fells Point community activist who restored one of its residential landmarks and fought a planned interstate highway, died of injuries she suffered as a passenger in an automobile accident Feb. 1 on the Baltimore Beltway at Park...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:23 PM
There are certain traditional editorial cartoons I like to draw. Christmas cartoons, New Year's Day, Labor Day, Groundhog Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Veterans Day, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day and that annual...