| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:20 PM
"Jersey Boys" was filmed on soundstages in Southern California, but director Clint Eastwood was determined to get some genuine Garden State action into the rags-to-riches story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
So near the end of production,...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:33 PM
June 1964: Jim Bunning was a 32-year-old father of seven. He was also the pitching ace of the upstart Philadelphia Phillies.
Three years earlier the team had won just 47 of 154 games, one of the worst records in major league history. But as the '64...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When Ann Druyan met her future husband, the late astronomer Carl Sagan, at a dinner party at Nora Ephron's New York City home circa 1974, she knew little of his growing reputation as a scientist and author, only that, as Ephron had told her, he was a...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:28 AM
Six people from Long Pond, Monroe County, and two from New York were injured in the crash that occurred in Mount Pocono shortly after Pocono Mountain East High School's graduation Friday night, police said.
The four from Long Pond were: Kirk Randler, 46;...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 6:18 PM
NEW YORK - New York police have arrested a man wanted in connection with the weekend stabbings of two children, one fatally, in a Brooklyn apartment elevator, officials said on Wednesday.
Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was arrested on Wednesday night in the...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Perhaps it's appropriate that the director of "The Immigrant" has achieved more fame overseas than on his own shores.
In France, James Gray is practically a household name. Though he hails from New York -- Queens to be exact -- four of his five films...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Fox will shake up its Sunday animation block for the first time in nearly a decade next fall, pairing live-action sitcoms "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and newcomer "Mulaney" on the night with "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy."
Suffering ratings declines due to...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
| May 7, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Chicago and its home state of Illinois may have a reputation for corruption in politics, with its long list of governors, aldermen and even a mayor who have been tossed in jail.
But some are wondering whether the Empire State is now giving the Land of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:12 PM
NEW YORK - The East River has never been as beautiful or famous as the Hudson, so it was especially stinging when Macy's moved its spectacular July 4 fireworks show from the eastern waterway to its western rival, like a prom date jilting a mousy sister...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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