| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:31 PM
SOMEWHERE ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE -- It is perhaps fitting that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose role after Hurricane Sandy garnered him much praise, would be inaugurated to his second term during a surprisingly ferocious snowstorm that is...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:01 PM
I've just tidied up my life and now I can't do a thing with it.
It serves me right for having made decisions and taking action instead of making the usual resolutions — swearing to lose weight, eat better, be kinder and, you know, otherwise...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
What a view!
We're standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty -- about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown -- looking out at the New York City skyline.
Even the jaded high school boys I'm chaperoning can't help but be impressed....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:27 PM
This year, the Oakmont League of Glendale celebrates 75 years of service to the community.
The first event in the group's Diamond Jubilee year was a recent dinner meeting at the Oakmont Country Club. These gals can never be accused of inviting staid...
| Feb 12, 2014
Angels and demons. A man who doesn't age. A snow-white pegasus. Colin Farrell's hair. In every respect, "Winter's Tale" is a movie rife with mysterious and unexplainable phenomena -- elusive supernatural occurrences that its characters insist on...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:17 AM
This week, visitors to the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale should notice a familiar realism painter's works adorning the first-floor walls: William Glackens, one of the earliest practitioners of American modern art.
The museum is hosting the first...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"I developed a phobia of Los Angeles," says David Grand.
That could have been a problem for the 45-year-old author, whose novel "Mount Terminus" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 384 pp., $26) is set in early 20th century L.A. But it was the book —...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:49 PM
“Rags” yields riches at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan.
On the whole, the musical about Jewish immigrants in 1914 — from Old World customs and assimilation to sweatshop unions and political enfranchisement — leaves you with a...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Wedged between a travel agency and a hair salon off one of Monterey Park's busiest streets, Honesty Employment Agency has no English sign.
There one recent afternoon, three young men lounged on black leather couches, chatting in Mandarin about jobs in...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:04 PM
The partial government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service.
The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Once known mainly for helping newly-arrived immigrants from Italy, the Order of Sons of Italy in America now raises money for research into various diseases.
Members of the Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin also appreciate good Italian food and...