| Oct 20, 2011
| 6:39 PM
They were ready to go, and we were ready to say ciao.
"Jersey Shore": Italy Edition ended on an anticlimatic note — no punches thrown, no hair-pulling fights, no lesbian hook-ups, no drama, period. Instead, we were forced to try and care about Mike...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 4:13 PM
Michael Ian Black facetiously named his stand-up special "Very Famous" — but it's true, depending on whom you ask.
Black, the snarky comedian best known for his pop-culture takedowns on VH1, is a cult-hero for his work on MTV's '90s sketch-comedy...
| Sep 13, 2011
George Peters Jr. was dethroned Saturday as toilet race champion of Hampdenfest.
Peters, of Hampden, last year's winner of the potty-themed soapbox derby, vanquished several opponents, including a gallant team of Charm City Roller Girls, to reach this...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 6:59 PM
Around this time every season, "Jersey Shore" begins to annoy more than entertain, so rather than give the typical recap, let's highlight why we all really watch — the ridiculous quotes. Without further ado, here are the most ridiculous things heard...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 7:21 PM
Monday night brought a new class of sequin- and tuxedo-clad famous faces to the dance floor with the season premiere of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Like in seasons past, there will be a fair share of flexed feet, rhythmic hiccups and overblown...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Tonight's episode of "Jersey Shore" started as many do: With promise.
The country's favorite meatballs and meat heads did the stuff that makes the show fun: They used the English language in new and inventive ways, treated their potential hook-ups...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 11:23 AM
There aren't too many things in the world that are typically considered life-changing. Marriage. Kids. The death of a loved one. A handful of pivotal books.
For me (at least for the purposes of this column), one of them was the gym.
I will start by...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Plan your week with our guide to what's happening
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Captain America: The First Avenger
Friends With Benefits
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Guiliana & Bill (season premiere; 8 p.m. Monday; Style)
| Sep 27, 2011
| 10:43 PM
Early in his presidency, Barack Obama's aversion to governing and addiction to going on television, led me to write that when the going gets tough, Obama goes on TV.
Here we go again with the president moving from camera setup to camera setup talking...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:48 AM
When your father is the "Run" in Run-DMC and your uncle is Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons, it's a gift and a curse to pursue a career in hip-hop.
The gift is obvious: unlimited connections, a built-in brand name and hopefully some skills from...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 11:30 AM
What is it about the British and great fashion?
Even in his death, Alexander McQueen's exhibit drew thousands upon thousands to New York City this year. Effects of the royal wedding are dominating a number of fashion trends for women this season. Lace,...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:27 AM
The creators of “Arrested Development” have announced that the show will be back for another season, so we asked our staff which shows they would bring back if they could.•••• “Buffy.” TV just hasn’t...