| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
In the days of Ed Sullivan, the Smothers Brothers and Carol Burnett, the TV variety special stood tall as a regular feature of the broadcast schedule. But in recent years, they seem to have gone the way of the 13-channel universe -- relics of the...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" dominated the Thursday box office heading into a holiday weekend that is expected to have a little less pop than previous Independence Days.
The giant robots sequel snagged $9.7 million at domestic multiplexes,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:23 AM
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THE BEST WAY TO MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
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| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Tinley Park might add red light cameras to more intersections, officials said this week.
The village's red light camera contract is set to expire this summer, and village officials are preparing a call for proposals from businesses that could lead to...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Who could resist the indomitable forces of nostalgia unleashed last Friday in a triple-whammy of motorized romance?
One item in The Morning Call was a picture spread on the Wheels of Time Cruise Night in Macungie's Memorial Park. That event, on the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:35 AM
A pint-sized dish of cevichocho, served on the street in Otavalo, sparked one of those ah-hah moments so unexpected it caught me unawares.
By the time we the three of us parked near the town's famous craft market, lunch time had come and gone. Heading...
| May 6, 2014
My guide, Roberto, met me at Madrid's airport, we rented a car and minutes later we were southbound on the freeway, immersed in the vastness of La Mancha. It's a tough terrain. A windmill -- weathered into a rough little useless nub -- still capped its...
| May 28, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Not the sort of news parents of teenagers want to hear but definitely the sort worth sharing: Memorial Day kicks off the 100 deadliest days on the road for teens, according to AAA. During the summer months, 26 percent more teens die in automobile...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S is impressive enough in a straight line, ripping from zero to 60 in less than three seconds.
But what happens on a smooth mountain road, at the apex of an uphill, right-hand sweeper, must be experienced to be believed. While...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Russell Crowe's "Noah" looks likely to land above forecasts with an opening U.S. weekend looking at more than $40 million.
Paramount-New Regency's Biblical epic was tracking to finish Friday slightly above $15 million at 3,936 locations, according to...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Entertainment-news publisher HitFix has cut a pact with Russ Leatherman, co-founder of Moviefone and erstwhile chipper voice of the service, to launch video versions of his Six-Second Reviews.
Leatherman left Moviefone, which was acquired by AOL in 1999,...