| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:33 PM
As President Barack Obama was invoking Newtown on Tuesday night, gun violence continued apace across the country. A brief survey of shooting incidents over the past week or so:
Three people were killed and two wounded in a shooting at a courthouse in...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 10:41 PM
New Orleans may be on the other side of the country, but the spirit of Mardi Gras is coming to Imperial Valley with El Centro’s Mardi Gras Light Parade and Street Festival on Saturday evening.
Hundreds of people are expected to line Main Street...
| Feb 17, 2013
The associate board of Working in the Schools hosted its annual Blackboard Affair on Feb. 8. More than 425 partygoers enjoyed a Mardi Gras-themed event at the Chicago Cultural Center that began with a VIP reception hosted by Bears placekicker Robbie...
| Apr 6, 2013
We need to talk about shorts.
After a cold start to spring it's warming up a bit, producing the season's first unsightly sightings of men in shorts.
Shorts are meant to be worn when the weather is warm. Shorts are not meant to be paired with milky-...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 1:14 PM
I love a great sandwich. In fact, I would love to have held court with the Earl of Sandwich to see the first creation as it took place.
As such there are a variety of sandwiches and flavors, but my next recipes will focus on the wonderful flavors of a...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:46 AM
Music still dominates the special-event scene at Orlando's theme parks and attractions this week, but there's also some "Star Wars" and Angry Birds on the horizon.
+ Reigning "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips performs at Universal's Mardi Gras...
| Mar 22, 2013
Attired in a canary-yellow shirt, sequined slacks and a pharaoh's headdress, Sunny Jain beat a brisk tattoo on his two-sided dhol drum. Beaded and bewigged residents of New Orleans' Tremé and French Quarter neighborhoods danced and shouted along to the...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Tom Douglas, co-owner of Chez Porky's, ate his first chicken wings in his mother's kitchen. She was Italian, originally from Naples, and Douglas remembers loving the wings she made with fresh lemon and garlic.
"We used to eat them up like candy," he...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Personally, I think the date is just a coincidence, but it's certainly going to be a wild tournament: Mardi Gras Casino's Big Easy Poker Room offers an "All In or Fold" free roll at 7 p.m. April 1.
Players get 500 free units, a $20 dealer addon...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Expect a crowd if you're braving the theme parks heading into Easter. But there are some special events for your consideration.
+ This month's Velvet Sessions concert is Thursday and features Taylor Dayne ("Tell It to My Heart," "Love Will Lead You...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:24 PM
Beer lovers will appreciate that the first ever Lehigh Valley Beer Week, Feb. 11-17, encompasses Valentine’s Day. Is there a better way to express abiding affection for craft brews than enjoying a special beer dinner on Feb. 14 at Allentown or...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Hollywood’s scruffy authenticity shares enough DNA with New Orleans to consider the two cities distant (OK, very distant) cousins. And it makes perfect sense that our burg’s Mardi Gras festivities would offer music that is right on the cutting...