| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Near as I can tell, not counting me, there are eight persons in this nation watching "Hard Knocks" on HBO — even though each episode debuts on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. and is repeated 13 times during the week. For HBO, it's filling air time if nothing...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:49 PM
"About seven years ago, Lauren Bacall showed up at my place for a party," the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Patrick Shanley tweeted Wednesday morning. "It was like having a yacht show up in your bathtub."
Shanley's anecdote was wry but...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Last night, the cast of the Disney musical "Aladdin," currently running on Broadway, paid tribute to the late Robin Williams, who died Monday. Williams originated the role of the Genie, putting his comic skills to work in voicing Aladdin's big blue...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:45 PM
"Aladdin" -- the Broadway musical -- paid tribute to Robin Williams on Tuesday night with an audience singalong of "Friend Like Me" led by actor James Monroe Iglehart, who plays the role of the genie in the Disney stage production in New York.
| Aug 3, 2014
There are two types of day-trippers in my mind — those who meticulously research and map out their adventure, and those that who out to explore with no itinerary in mind.
I'm somewhere in between. For a day trip to the Northern Neck, I picked...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Butch, a Burbank native, was surrounded by his wife and family on Sunday, July 6, 2014 as he peacefully went west on his last fight. He was born in Long Beach, CA to Guy and Florence Wilson. He spent the majority of his life in the Los Angeles area and...
| Jul 12, 2014
When the Virginia High School League annually releases its master football schedule, one of the first games people in this part of the state look for is the annual Hampton-Phoebus matchup.
Fans won't wait until the end of the season for this one. The...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The Lafayette High athletic tradition of excellence began immediately when the school opened in 1973, with future Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs and company reaching the Group AAA state championship game. Lawrence Taylor made his debut in a...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:11 AM
From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun.
1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox
The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...
| May 26, 2014
| 9:23 PM
The first-round draw in the inaugural 4A South Regional was far kinder to Heritage than it was to the top two teams in the Bay Rivers District, and the Hurricanes had no trouble capitalizing.
In about 40 minutes, Heritage dismissed...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Howard Ashman may have died in 1991, but he left a musical theater legacy that endures across film and theater -- stretching all the way into this year's Tony's race.
With composer Alan Menken, lyricist Ashman wrote the songs for the 1992 Disney animated...