| Dec 31, 2013
| 12:30 PM
2013 was not only an all-time record year for domestic and global box office, it was also a big year for digital marketing and social media in Hollywood. We have seen some of the biggest viral campaigns in 2013, and YouTube and Facebook have finally...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Online sales swelled 10.3% this holiday season compared with the same period in 2012, with massive surges in mobile use, according to the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark.
During the fourth quarter, mobile traffic made up nearly 35% of all online visits,...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 11:32 AM
When the 13th annual Sketch Comedy Festival kicks off at Stage 773 next week, it will mark the return of Danny Pudi, who performed in the first few installments of the fest before landing the role of Abed on NBC's "Community."
This is the first time...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:01 PM
When is the traditional Christmas tree incorrectly called a “holiday tree”? The city of Glendale did it this Christmas at its annual tree-lighting event on Dec. 4. I would like to ask the city why it is afraid to acknowledge the word “...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Santa slacked off during the holidays, delivering a solidly so-so season for retailers.
Shoppers were less impressed and more careful during the season compared with the previous one, doing their research before picking through shelves of uninspiring...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 2:57 PM
A slew of Lehigh Valley retailers, including the Moravian Book Shop and Boscov's department store, are reporting holiday sales ranging from slightly down to slightly up compared with the same period in 2012. The figures fall in line with national...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Retailers taking on an army of seasonal workers in December helped push overall holiday hiring levels to a 14-year peak this year, according to a new report.
But the better-than-expected increase of 801,100 jobs over the final three months of the year...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Pick up a ceramic pot by Mt. Washington designer Tracy Wilkinson, and there is no doubt the tactile vessels are built by hand.
Edges are jagged and glazes are uneven. Bottoms feel scratchy, stamped with her initials. On some stoneware pieces, Wilkinson'...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Prior to being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2006, Koch played in his native Nebraska at University of Nebraska, where he earned a degree in business administration. He and his wife, Nikki, live in Westminster with their three sons, Ryan, 15,...
| Nov 7, 2013
When I was growing up, my family put an Italian or a French spin on every holiday. On Christmas Eve, we'd eat fish -- the feast of the seven fishes. On Easter, the Batalis would have lamb but also gnocchi alla primavera. But Thanksgiving was another story...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 3:47 PM
It's Christmastime! Can't you hear the music?
As I wander through retail stores for my various shopping needs, I notice that the standard rotation of acceptable pop music jams has been updated to include holiday music. And not just any holiday. It's...