| May 22, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Now that we've raised the "mission accomplished" banner on the "Arrested Development" reunion, can we get the wheels in motion and reassemble the cast of another dearly departed cult TV favorite -- "Freaks and Geeks"?
"Oh, we couldn't afford them,"...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Thomas Calhoun Walker was too young to know the difference when the Civil War brought him freedom.
But even as an illiterate kid growing up in rural Gloucester during the 1870s, he knew his elders' annual readings of the Emancipation Proclamation at the...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 11:19 AM
When Andrea Bird was laid off from her retail job last year, the single mom could no longer afford after-school activities for her son and pulled him out of karate and soccer.
While hunting for a job and trying to fight foreclosure on her home, she has...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:58 PM
So apparently this week's episode is supposed to be based on the holiday movie "Love Actually;" thus, the title. But, seeing as how I've never seen it from beginning to end and I don't remember exactly what happens, I can't quite reference the...
| May 20, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Many of us believe the college admissions process has spiraled out of control. Plenty among us also feel that our education system has become too test-centric.
And at the intersection of the two lies the SAT, the most dreaded, derided and feared test...
| May 9, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the season finale of "Glee." In the opening scene, we find Brittany at MIT...yes, that MIT, where apparently she's some kind of genius. She wrote a bunch of numbers on the back of her math test. It's some kind of...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:00 PM
In case you couldn't tell by the title, this episode is about dreams–Finn's dream of becoming a teacher (yes, that Finn); Rachel landing a role on Broadway; and Marley becoming a singer-songwriter, much like Taylor Swift, but not nearly as annoying....
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:15 PM
We are at the end of the election season, and so far our area hasn't received a visit from any of the presidential candidates. But over the last 130 years we have seen our share of campaign stops.
According to the Center for History, one of the...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Watch out now, "Glee" is all grown up! Season four kicked off tonight and picked up right where we left off. First, we find ourselves inside the dance studio of NYADA (New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts) where Miss Rachel Berry is literally getting her...
| Oct 21, 2010
Generally speaking, the world is composed of two breeds of eaters — and most everyone knows their tribe. Ask yourself: Does your heart quicken at the sight of a stately crown roast or tenderloin marbled with fat as fine as Carrara? Or do you crave...