| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Steph and Lela Figarelle became the first same-sex couple to be married at the top of the Empire State Building in 2012. The Anchorage couple returned home to a state that doesn't recognize gay marriage -- but the Figarelles think the tide may finally...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Flag Day is celebrated every June 14 to commemorate the day the flag of the United States was adopted in 1777. Flag Day was officially established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. It became "National Flag Day" by a 1949 Act of Congress. Flags should...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:52 PM
A strange thing happened at Taft Union High School in Fresno, Calif. this month. A student brought a gun to school and shot a classmate, but no one died. A teacher and school supervisor talked the gunman into surrendering. Both were unarmed.
| Jan 27, 2013
What got into John Rowland, everyone was asking after the former governor and now WTIC-AM 1080 talk show host hammered former Republican Attorney General Nominee Martha Dean over her views on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Dean has a...
| Jun 9, 2013
After a quarter-century spent raising the bar on the men's grooming experience — opening a handful of just-for-the-guys salons coast-to-coast and launching an eponymous line of men's hair- and skincare products — John Allan is going...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Summer has finally arrived and along with it the bugs. As I was driving to town recently with my family, a large bee happened upon the interior of our jeep. This was no ordinary bumble bee — it was some kind of extra-large, very obnoxious yellow...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Awash in music, "Sleepless in Seattle," Nora Ephron's 1993 film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, almost makes sense as a stage musical. That is, until you start considering who could compose a score to compete with a soundtrack that includes "As Time Goes...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Not long after buying a rustic vacation cabin nearly two decades ago, Indiana rocker John Mellencamp was told by the previous owner that the cabin was haunted by the ghosts of two brothers and the girl they both loved, all of whom died horrifically...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
As his actors run through a crucial scene — one in which hopes are dashed and the plot is thickened — director Sheldon Epps watches with a contemplative eye.
"Good," Epps says at the scene's end, his elegant baritone filling the Pasadena...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:48 PM
Re. "Commentary: It's time to arm school personnel," (Jan. 9): Chuck Cassity has the gun issue about as upside-down as a person can.
To begin, he cites "the hysterical pleadings from the gun-haters." The only hysteria I've heard is from his side of the...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 7:18 PM
On a December night in 1954, Los Angeles met the woman it would soon deem too hot for television.
After the success of Vampira, the glamorous ghoul of 1950s late-night TV, executives at KABC-TV (Channel 7) cast Gloria Pall, a showgirl and model, as...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Early in the sleek sci-fi thriller ‘‘Oblivion,’’ Tom Cruise, as a flyboy repairman living a removed, Jetsons-like existence above an invaded and deserted Earth, intones his home sickness.