| Oct 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
While the producers of "The Quest," ABC's critically hailed, ratings-challenged summer reality series, are waiting to hear whether it's been picked up for a second season, they've come up with a unique way to make their case to the network that's close to...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Steve Almond doesn’t like football anymore. He’s upset because football players sometimes get injured. He’s upset because football players sometimes engage in off-the-field criminal or quasi-criminal acts. Mainly, he’s upset...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
November 19. That's the date a bust of Vaclav Havel is to be dedicated in National Statuary Hall at this country's Capitol, and it's perfect timing -- for November 19 will also be the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution he led and embodied in his...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:43 AM
I wanted to acknowledge a great email I got the other day from Bob and Elle Conti of Bethlehem
They read my piece this summer on D-Day hero Technical Sgt. William R. Benn of Bethlehem Township, who is honored in the Sacrifice Gallery at the...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The one thing you can count on with Gob Squad, the always-surprising European performance collective now at REDCAT, is that the audience won't be excluded from the multimedia act.
Screens are integral to Gob Squad's aesthetic, but there's hardly an...
| Sep 24, 2014
Barry Allen is in a race against himself – specifically, his future self – and Wally West’s life hangs in […]...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:54 PM
A 15-year-old Allentown boy was saved from the third floor of his burning house Friday afternoon by a neighbor who grabbed a small ladder, climbed to the porch roof and pulled the teen out safely.
Ramon Liceaga, 34, of Green Street, guided the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The long relationship between HBO and David Simon will continue with the Baltimore filmmaker co-writing and producing "Show Me a Hero," a six-hour miniseries, for the premium cable channel.
Based on the non-fiction book of the same title by Lisa Belkin,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:28 PM
The paddle-out Sunday morning created a circle wider than Newport Beach had ever seen. By evening, supporters had drawn tighter on shore, with many thousands coming together for a celebration of the life of Ben Carlson.
Around dusk in West Newport,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Another hot Monday night at the Flintridge Proper. The Happy Hour had come and gone. Now was the time for a real cocktail. On the table before me there was a small stemmed glass.
The 1935 edition of the Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book says, "Americans, as a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...