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  • Game 1: Shades of '96 color loss

    The players and feisty coach Ted Marchibroda didn't want to hear it, but the 1997 version of the Ravens looked a lot like the 1996 team yesterday in a 28-27 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Ravens thought they got ripped off by an official's call...
  • Harold Ramis honored at memorial service in Los Angeles

    Harold Ramis honored at memorial service in Los Angeles
    You’d expect a Harold Ramis memorial to be funny given that the guy basically invented modern American comedy in his work from Second City and “SCTV” in 1960s and ‘70s through “National Lampoon’s Animal House,”...
  • What You Can't Miss at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

     
    First, let's start off with what won't be missed ??? those not coming to town for the 2014 Chicago Auto Show get to skip Chicago's latest bout of wet-blanket weather, a seemingly endless merry-go-round of heavy snow and subzero temps.......
  • New Office Depot leader Roland Smith a risk-taker

    New Office Depot leader Roland Smith a risk-taker
    As a corporate executive, Roland Smith is a fixer, repairing beleaguered companies. In his leisure time, he also embraces risk, climbing mountains and riding motorcycles. In the Army, he was a test pilot. Analysts and merger experts say Smith, 59, may...
  • Interview: Scott Lomu and George Wright of “Jungle Gold”

     
    After averaging 2.65 million viewers a week during its first season on Discovery Channel last fall, Jungle Gold is back, having started Season 2 on Aug. 11 (now airing on Sundays). The series chronicles the continuing efforts of former real-estate dealers...
  • The New England Underground Film Festival Comes To Hartford on Oct. 5

    The New England Underground Film Festival Comes To Hartford on Oct. 5
    The appeal of independent film has always been about more than the quality of the movies themselves. The term "independent" carries a mystique of its own — a suggestion of home-grown, organic creativity unleashed to the world against the odds. Think...
  • Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: Revenge of the hosers?

    Toronto's crack-smoking mayor: Revenge of the hosers?
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's admission that he "probably" smoked crack cocaine during "one of my drunken stupors" proved a swift and sure gift to comedy and an inspiration for Canadians' trademark talent for self-deprecation. "This is a hoser country. We...
  • Del Close: Dueling scripts detail improv pioneer

    Del Close: Dueling scripts detail improv pioneer
    Charna Halpern's script about her late iO (formerly ImprovOlympic) co-founder Del Close opens with the vastly influential, hard-living, difficult, brilliant improvisation pioneer glimpsing a TV on which his former student Betty Thomas is thanking him...
  • This week: ‘American Idol’ goes Hollywood; ‘Smash,’ ‘Touch’ return; Justin Bieber hosts ‘SNL’

     
    The week's most-watched series are likely to be “NCIS” and “The Big Bang Theory,” both on CBS. The “NCIS” team uses a hacker to hunt a cyber-terrorist at 8 p.m. Tuesday.  A fight with Sheldon prompts Leonard to move...
  • Saturday, October 20, 2012

    5 - 6 a.m. The Saturday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong  5:05 a.m.  Is a pumpkin a vegetable or a fruit? You’ll get the answer from Jim Fizzell as well as instructions on how to keep your geraniums alive over the winter, along...
  • Camp Lighthouse helps children with grief

    Camp Lighthouse helps children with grief
    A year ago, on March 26, 2012, Dave Thomas, 52, died suddenly from a heart attack. The unexpected loss broadsided his family — wife, Robin, and children Jordan, 16, and Kendall, 14. "It has been a rollercoaster year," said Robin, who works at St....
  • “The Simpsons” at 500 — our favorite episodes

     
    The Simpsons airs its 500th episode Feb. 19 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX, as part of its 23rd season (and it will be running through at least Season 25, and Episode No. 559). By now, its longevity, and the numbers and records it keeps racking up year after year,...