| 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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Three Illinois chefs will compete in the new season of Fox's "Hell's Kitchen." From the looks of a super-teaser for the season, maybe I should say "will try to survive" the season.
When "Hell's Kitchen" returns at 7 p.m. March 13 on Fox, Illinois chefs...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:45 AM
NEW YORK -- The 1990s were a rich period for hip-hop, a time that saw the emergence of groups ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to N.W.A to Wu-Tang Clan (depending, of course, on which coast you favored).
There was no artist more influential in that...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Andrew Mike said Tuesday night as much as he hated to decommit from his commitment to Vanderbilt, it was Florida that held his interest all along.
Barely 24 hours after Andrew Mike committed to Vanderbilt, the 6-foot-7, 285-pound offensive tackle from...
| Oct 22, 2013
Actor Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock," "Meet the Parents," "The Wrestler") travels regularly for his stand-up comic routines and to film on location. A resident of Queens, N.Y., the 44-year-old entertainer says that you don't have to go far to enjoy...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Love 'em, or hate 'em?
No, not the relatives, though the holidays can bring out the worst in everyone. In fact, I had to laugh at a new holiday travel survey from Embassy Suites that found that more than half of Americans confess to misbehaving as a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Finding the right hotel in New York City is rarely easy, but it helps to have options. Here are 10 new ones -- stylish independents, thrifty Holiday Inns and spendy Hyatts, all opened in the last 10 months.
Holiday Inn Express Herald Square, with 135...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Business journalist contributed to many area publications
Mark Lacter, 59, a longtime Los Angeles business journalist, died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after suffering a stroke Wednesday, said his wife, Laura Levine.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
At the 56th annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26(7 p.m. on CBS) the Recording Academy again aims to reward "artistic excellence" in 82 categories. Below are foolhardy predictions on how the thousands of academy members will vote for some of the key awards, and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Five people said to be part of a New York crime family were arrested today. including a 78-year-old man accused of participating in a notorious 1978 airport heist that inspired the movie "Goodfellas."
More than three decades after $5 million in cash and...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Here’s the thing about having a long, busy acting career: one moment a performer finds himself at the extreme margin of agony, trudging the stage with Cordelia in his arms, and the next he's having a moment of blood, sweat and glory in Rocky Balboa'...