| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Showbiz has been this route before: a man playing a woman who sports a stereotypical regional and class-specific accent, outrageous hair and accessories, and a wit wicked enough to keep the character airborne on continual gusts of laughter. Spasms, even....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Vulnerability was a motif in this week’s Great Reads – and some of their soundtracks.
One of the last surviving newsstands in Los Angeles. A Christian woman living under the Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. A horse cast adrift after a family...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
A red truck pulls into an empty parking lot off Fairfax Avenue just before 6 a.m. René Portillo gets out in a rush and heads to a blue shoe box of a building wearing a message in faded paint: "THE NEW YORK TIMES Expect The World." To the right, a...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority filed its application Monday to build a $550 million casino in the Catskills at the former Concord Resort Hotel in Thompson, N.Y.
The project calls for a 252-room hotel; performance venues for music, comedy and...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:54 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. — The fight for four New York state casino licenses is set to intensify, as operators — including Caesars Entertainment and Genting — jockey for access to the 8.3 million residents of the biggest U.S. city.
Monday was the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The owner of Maryland Live casino — the state's largest and one of the top moneymaking casinos on the East Coast — and Penn National Gaming Inc. jointly applied Monday for a license to develop a $750 million hotel and casino in the Hudson...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 3:06 PM
New York's Catskills region won't get a Foxwoods casino.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is withdrawing plans to redevelop Grossinger's, an iconic Borscht Belt venue. Foxwoods Resort Casino and its local partner, Muss Development, said it could not...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:06 AM
As the allure of Grossinger's faded with the rest of the Borscht Belt in the 1970s and '80s, Mitchell Grossinger Etess and his family envisioned a casino to revive their hotel resort.
They tried to get New Yorkers to warm to the idea, which required...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Much of what you’ll find during this weekend’s eighth annual, three-day Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance car show will be familiar, if seeing your face reflected in the gleaming fender of a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster can be...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Hit a cop car, don't go to jail — such is life for Amanda Bynes, who on Monday entered a no-contest plea to reckless driving in a case that had started with the former actress being accused of driving under the influence in April 2012.
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:42 PM
It will be curtains for the venerated San Diego Opera.
In a surprising move, the company announced Wednesday that it will cease operations at the end of the current season, citing financial reasons including a tough fundraising environment and weak...