| May 28, 2014
| 12:42 PM
The last time someone tried to debate an empty chair (Clint Eastwood, Republican National Convention, 2012), the chair won. But when two of the leading Democratic candidates for governor did it last night (this time, it was an empty podium, actually), the...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:29 PM
All the little chicks with the crimson lips go / Cleveland rocks! Cleveland rocks! / Livin’ in sin with a safety pin goin' / Cleveland rocks! Cleveland rocks!
OK, so that--the theme song from "The Drew Carey Show," the nine-year ABC offering...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
You certainly can't knock Hugh Jackman for trying.
In his fourth time as host of the Tony Awards, the bearded actor pulled out all the stops Sunday night —hopping, singing, dancing and even rapping on stage.
Jackman kicked off the evening by...
| Feb 10, 2014
(Skip ahead to No. 35 for the sex-related allegations) UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION EDMUND MICHALOWSKI (Plaintiff) v. (DAN RUTHERFORD, individually, and KYLE HAM, individually ( Defendants. )...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 9:33 AM
She lives in the heart of Florida's most Democratic territory, but it would be hard to find anyone anywhere who's more Republican than Fort Lauderdale's Sharon Day.
How Republican is she?
At the movies, she won't put money into the pockets of people she...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 4:26 PM
TAMPA, Fla. — Warning, you may come into contact with peanuts if you take this excursion during the 40th Republican National Convention in Tampa Aug. 27-30. Most of the suggested bars are within a 10-minute taxi ride from the Tampa Bay Times Forum,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 2:36 PM
Years ago when I was a student at Northwestern University, a handful of executives at America Online came to my class and explained that you, I and everyone we know would soon find ourselves pleasantly stranded on "information islands." We nodded,...
| Dec 26, 2012
Pull up an empty chair, folks. (Up to you whether to interrogate it.) It's time to take a look back at the year that was, politically speaking.
We won't know the 2012 word of the year until The American Dialect Society's annual conference next week....
| Dec 30, 2012
It was a cruel, cruel year — a year that kept raising our hopes, only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.
Example: This year the "reality" show "Jersey Shore," which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:51 AM
Since exiting the White House in January 2009, George W. Bush has effectively managed to keep himself out of the spotlight. While a handful of news stories have captured Mr. Bush's promotion of his cancer initiative in Africa and furnished updates on...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:33 PM
Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is dropping by Orange County for another fundraiser next month, according to published reports.
Romney will be at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa on Sept. 17 for the evening event, where...