| Mar 17, 2011
| 1:12 PM
NBC renewed "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "Community" for the 2011-12 season on Thursday.
It will be the third season for "Community," which stars Chicago native Danny Pudi, and a fourth for "Parks and Recreation." "The Office" will be back...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 7:15 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Job prospects are rolling in for a homeless Ohio man with a golden radio voice who has quickly become an online sensation.
The Columbus Dispatch reports video of Ted Williams posted this week on the newspaper's website has commanded...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 4:33 AM
No matter how blue-collar or red-meat the story, director Tony Scott's movies revel in his luxe, glossy yet easily distracted technique that ensures every shot is trailer-ready, and every fractured moment strives for maximum coolness. He's an old-school...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 12:40 AM
WEST GOSHEN, Penn. (KTLA) -- "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn was drunk and speeding up to 140 mph when his 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 crashed and caught fire on a Pennsylvania highway early Monday, police said Wednesday.
Dunn and Zachary Hartwell, a 30-year-old...
| Apr 23, 2011
My ZIP code is a black hole for individual health insurance.
That's what I recently discovered when I tried to find the coverage I want at an affordable price. What hubris I had.
My story started in 2009, when my position as a journalism professor at...
| Apr 17, 2011
J.D. Power and Associates estimates that there are fewer than 1,000 public recharging stations across the U.S., with more than half of them in California.
That estimate matches up with the Department of Energy's Alternative Fueling Station locator (afdc....
| Aug 10, 2011
The drunk-with-debt metaphors, like our debt itself, don't appear to be going away any time soon.
We spend like drunken sailors. The debt-deal is like curing a drunk with vodka. And from columnist Jonah Goldberg this week: "The tea party is like the...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 8:24 AM
If there are any lingering doubts Chicago is a hot dog town, the Internet has put the debate to rest. The good folks at Google sent along some interesting data about search patterns for the term “hot dogs.” Their findings:
1) The term “...
| Feb 2, 2011
Winter's (not) over.
On Feb. 2, we observe yet another holiday that every non-American I've ever met thinks is odd: Groundhog Day, the only day of the year when the weather forecast doesn't matter. Pennsylvania's earliest settlers celebrated Candlemas...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 12:15 PM
Hersheypark will add a first-of-its-kind $25-million steel roller coaster in May that will be the tallest, fastest and longest at the Pennsylvania theme park.
> Photos: Skyrush coaster at Hersheypark
After a yearlong viral marketing campaign that teased...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...