| Jul 27, 2014
| 12:17 PM
A street performer dressed as Spider-Man in New York City's Times Square was arrested after punching a police officer who scolded him for demanding more money from a couple he had posed with for a picture, police said on Sunday.
The Saturday afternoon...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:28 PM
For decades, visits to New York City have meant Broadway shows, Fifth Avenue shopping and slack-jawed stops at Times Square and the Statue of Liberty. Those experiences will always remain quintessential New York, but for the last year the city's tourism...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:50 AM
LOS ANGELES The idea of making a movie about a tornado that scoops up thousands of sharks and sends them flying through the air to chomp their way through a bevy of people, places and things sounds totally ridiculous. That didn't stop Syfy from moving...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has promised to make the streets of his city safer for those who travel them, whether by foot, bicycle or car. How? By following Sweden's lead.
Over the last 15 years, Stockholm has cut pedestrian deaths by 31%...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:52 AM
When Chicago makes the national news based on the fact that 82 people were shot over a holiday weekend, it makes me ashamed, not to mention imperiled, to be living so close to what has become a toxic waste dump for crime.
I can remember a time when New...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Moving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
NEW YORK – The talking is done, the workouts — 10 of them — are behind him. Now, Shabazz Napier will sit and wait for his name to be called.
"My body of work has proven a lot," Napier said Wednesday at a press conference in Times...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A reprint of my Sunday Father's Day column:
It's been a few years since I've written, but the mood struck because you keep growing so fast and I'm feeling sentimental this week. Milestones and time-warp travel have a way of doing that....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When announcements for the next opera season began arriving early this year, the overall impression was that our country's companies were getting livelier if not yet up to the more progressive European model.
Los Angeles Opera, in particular, is...