| Sep 24, 2013
My column today is about media bloopers, including one of my own doozies, and it includes a blooper photo sent to me by a reader. I threw it in again at the bottom. It's a Walgreens sign board that says,......
| Mar 21, 2013
GSN is bringing back its popular original series The American Bible Challenge for Season 2 starting March 21. The one-hour game show tests contestants on their knowledge of the Bible, and Season 2 finds 18 new teams putting forward that knowledge. Jeff...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 6:03 PM
Fernando Perdomo (photo by Beth Black)
Fernando Perdomo of Dreaming in Stereo
Dreaming in Stereo frontman Fernando Perdomo addresses sharp, painful and sometimes ugly truths about relationships, addiction and...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 8:00 AM
In last week’s Five for Friday post, I half-filled my coffee mug with orange Kool-Aid, listing five reasons to be optimistic about the Orioles finally breaking the .500 mark in 2011. But today, my mug is half-empty, and the sweet taste of winning...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 2:30 PM
I had two goals before I booked my flight to Europe: Get the lowest price, and travel with the fewest stops possible. Air Berlin offered the best fare, but little did I know its name would be so prescient.
For the first trip outside the country with my...
| Feb 14, 2011
Each week, The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. Use it in a sentence in a comment on his blog, You Don't say, and...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 7:53 AM
When GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain tapped Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008, she catapulted to instant worldwide fame.
The press spotlight put on Palin and her family also spilled over onto her home state, known to many...
| Nov 14, 2010
I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections
Alfred A. Knopf: 142 pp., $22.95
It's good to be Nora Ephron.
When you're Nora Ephron, you can get Meryl Streep, who once played a fictionalized version of you, to star as Julia Child in your...
| Nov 13, 2010
The first Stephen King book I ever read was "Different Seasons," a set of four novellas published in 1982. It's a hell of a collection, featuring " Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption," "Apt Pupil" and "The Body," the last of which inspired the 1986...
| May 10, 2011
| 9:12 AM
For decades children have gotten enjoyment out of playing video games. Now as technology and interests have evolved game systems aren't just for the young anymore, but also for the young at heart.
Want to get in on the game? Here's what you need to...
| May 13, 2011
Q: I recently bought an LG Quantum phone. (You have no idea how hard it was for me to finally give up my reliable RazR-3 ... but I had to.)
Anyway, my grown-up married kids and their friends all have phones that can play "Words With Friends." I wanna...