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  • George Jacobs dies at 86; Frank Sinatra's longtime valet

    George Jacobs dies at 86; Frank Sinatra's longtime valet
    For George Jacobs, whose business card proclaimed him "The Last of the Rat Pack," there were some very good years. From 1953 to 1968, he was Frank Sinatra's valet, traveling companion and pal, a gentleman's gentleman who poured the Jack Daniels at...
  • Straight outta Brooklyn: The Neil Sedaka vs. Jay Z Quiz

    Straight outta Brooklyn: The Neil Sedaka vs. Jay Z Quiz
    Born in Brooklyn 30 years apart, singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka, the onetime Brill Building composer who found unlikely midcareer success with Elton John, and multidimensional rap entrepreneur Jay Z, still defining much of contemporary music and style...
  • Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all

    Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all
    As school book fairs and children's library browsers can attest, there is no shortage of biographies aiming to educate young readers about the lives of historical figures, from George Washington to Jackie Robinson, Annie Oakley to Anne Frank, Helen Keller...
  • 'I want to make Baltimore proud,' Comedy Central's Derek Waters says

    'I want to make Baltimore proud,' Comedy Central's Derek Waters says
    Derek Waters, creator and host of Comedy Central's "Drunk History," says his "dream for any city" is to find stories that are "true" and that make viewers wonder: "Why weren't we taught that in school?" The Lutherville native is back in Baltimore this...
  • It's time to stamp out spanking as a solution

    It's time to stamp out spanking as a solution
    I once spent a snowy Saturday at a 5-year-old's birthday party in one of those indoor play spaces that resembles an asylum. Toward the end, one of the guests melted down: tears, screaming, stomping. I know the little boy's mom, and she is a skilled...
  • The Golden Globes -- and everything else on Sunday night!

    "TOO MUCH of a good thing is wonderful," said Mae West. Well, that might have worked for Miss West, but for mere mortals trying to watch TV without their DVRs working properly, all of last Sunday night's "good things" happened at once. The Golden Globes,...
  • Ripley's: Steve Jobs portrait made of 6,000 computer keys by Orlando artist

    Ripley's: Steve Jobs portrait made of 6,000 computer keys by Orlando artist
    Ripley's Entertainment has snapped up an unusual portrait of Apple mastermind Steve Jobs. It's made up of nearly 6,000 computer keys. The work, which is almost 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide, was created by Orlando artist Doug Powell, who tracked down...
  • Sundance: Highlights include 'Hellion,' 'Finding Fela,' 'Dinosaur 13'

    The Sundance Film Festival, which opens Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be "We Hear You." Understanding that its frigid Park City, Utah, location makes standing in the festival's endless lines something...
  • Art frames St. Petersburg visit

    Art frames St. Petersburg visit
    You would have to go to Spain to find a larger exhibit of works by Salvador Dali than the collection at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Starting this weekend, the museum's 96 oil paintings, numerous original drawings, prints, sculpture, photos and...
  • California GOP Rep. McKeon joins congressional retirement parade

    WASHINGTON – Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) teared up Thursday as he formally announced plans to retire after more than two decades in Congress. “I should have Boehner here, right?” he joked, referring to House...
  • Book Club

    Book Club
    I haven’t read the book, nor do I plan to. I don’t generally read “political” books and besides, at over 600 pages, it violates my number one rule about books. I won’t read a book more than one inch thick. If the writer can&...