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  • President Obama honors San Francisco Giants, counts on a comeback

    President Obama honors San Francisco Giants, counts on a comeback
    President Obama honored the San Francisco Giants’ 2012 World Series championship on Monday, saying the team is “making this a habit.” The Giants won their second world championship in three years in October, beating the Detroit...
  • Blu-ray Not Looking Too Shabby for Studios as Digital Dollars Pile Up

    Blu-ray is showing healthy sales for Hollywood's homevideo divisions, with revenue generated from the discs up 15% during the first half of the year. That's as overall consumer spending on home entertainment grew more than 2% to $8.6 billion during the...
  • Commentary: It's time revive small retailers

    The Newport Beach and Corona del Mar landscape keeps transforming, but into what? The Mayans always assumed that everything happened in circles, and their calendar reflected that assumption, that what happened before will happen again. I am starting to...
  • A talker about a stalker: Genevieve Sabourin gets seven months for harassing actor Alec Baldwin

     
    UPDATE: WGN audio Chicago Tribune columnist, Eric Zorn, talks about JFK conspiracy theories, Alec Baldwin’s stalker and why Blockbuster died. WGN-AM 720 hosts Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder will be talking with me at 11:30 a.m. about the guilty verdict....
  • Letter: Walmart is better than an empty building

    It’s ironic that people, like those opposed to Walmart, complain about how Walmart hurts the small business sector causing closings and empty buildings in cities and creating more traffic problems and harming the environment. Well, Burbank is slowly...
  • Streaming and its disappointments

     
    While Amazon has orders of magnitude more books than your local bookseller ever had, Netflix probably has fewer movies available for streaming than your local VHS rental store had decades ago.....(Now, Netflix) wants to feed me more and more and......
  • Blockbuster video stores: A fan reminisces

    Blockbuster video stores: A fan reminisces
    It's a Friday night, about 6 p.m., any year during the 1990s. "Mom!" I'd shout, racing to the door the instant she returned home from work. "We need to go to Blockbuster." Time was of the essence. If we arrived at the video store past 7, we'd have...
  • Trading a wedding ring for Chiefs-Broncos tickets? It must be love

    "Will trade diamond wedding ring for Chiefs vs Broncos Tickets." So the Craigslist ad read. And while it won't be a win-win situation when the white-hot Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos meet Dec. 1, it will be for one Kansas woman who offered to...
  • 'The Killing' Lives: Netflix Orders Six Final Episodes

    "The Killing" has cheated death for a second time. Netflix has ordered six episodes of what it is calling a fourth and final limited season to wrap up the Fox TV Studios series that began on AMC in 2011. Veena Sud is back as showrunner of the moody...
  • Valley hot for frozen yogurt

    Valley hot for frozen yogurt
    You've probably seen one. They're popping up all over the Lehigh Valley. In fact, there's probably one within a couple miles of your home. No, not a drugstore or a hair salon. I'm talking about frozen yogurt shops. The latest addition is sweetFrog...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Drinking Buddies' director Joe Swanberg

    Video/Q&A: 'Drinking Buddies' director Joe Swanberg
    “Drinking Buddies” director Joe Swanberg has been making feature films professionally (eight years) for about twice as long as he has been brewing craft beer at home for fun. Yet to an extent, the Lincoln Square resident follows the same...
  • What good is a Blockbuster Video membership card?

     
    Cleaning out my wallet this morning I came across this--- Which is no longer of any use to me for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that all three Blockbuster outlets in our general areas have......