| Mar 16, 2011
| 10:10 AM
The Davenport University Excellence in Business Dinner will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the DeVos Place Steelcase Ballroom where James P. Hackett, President and CEO of Steelcase, Inc, will be honored with the 2011 Peter C. Cook Excellence in...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 5:14 PM
This past week I had the opportunity to attend a pre-screening of a very inspiring movie called "Soul Surfer."
The story is based on the life of Bethany Hamilton, a gifted young surfer who suffered a shark attack while surfing her local break on the...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:27 AM
AITUTAKI, Cook Islands — "Where is that?"
I must've heard the question a hundred times before arriving in the Cooks. Some friends placed the islands in the Caribbean. Several guessed "around Australia." No one nailed it until I spoke with a...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 9:10 AM
You suffered three strokes at the age of 38. Were there any warning signs that something was wrong? If so, what did you think they could mean?
I had tingling and loss of feeling in my fingers and hand, my fingers turned cold and eventually blue, and I...
| Sep 18, 2012
Congratulations to Joan Allen, Viola Davis and Helen Hunt, who will all attend the Chicago International Film Festival (Oct. 11-25) to accept a Silver Hugo award for "significant achievements and contributions to the arts," the fest announced this...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 11:15 PM
I can just see the clichés the critics will be writing about this.
“It’s not the typical rom com.”
“The perfect date movie!”
Oh, puh-lease! This is an okay movie. I think you’ll either love or hate. I was lukewarm...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The Broad Stage's 2012-13 season, which will be announced Wednesday, will feature appearances by a number of prominent performers including actor Hal Holbrook, violinist Pinchas Zukerman and thespians from Shakespeare's Globe in a production of "Hamlet."...
| Mar 13, 2008
| 9:35 PM
"It's a dog-and-pony show, but if you're a filmmaker, you have to love it," says Mary Stuart Masterson. "The audience is eager to see something out of the ordinary, a whole bunch of different kinds of films other than Hollywood fare. If you're a...
| Jan 20, 2010
Robert B. Parker, who died Monday in his Cambridge, Mass., home at age 77, spent his final moments doing exactly what he'd done for almost four decades: sitting at his desk, working on his next novel. He didn't concern himself with looking back. Instead,...
| Jun 13, 2010
Reprinted from the Los Angeles Times magazine, March 29, 1998
I am just steps out of John Wooden's condo when I realize he has, once again, transformed me into Jack Nicholson, gazing across the dinner table at Helen Hunt. Wooden has made me want to be...
| Dec 3, 2006
1841 William Wolfskill planted the first local commercial orange groves on 2 acres east of what is now Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles.
1881 On Dec. 4, the Los Angeles Times began publication as the Los Angeles Daily Times. The first...
| Jan 5, 2007
At the start of this awards season, Harvey Weinstein was thrilled by the potential for "Bobby," a celeb-studded film about what happened the day Robert F. Kennedy was shot.
Then "Bobby" opened to decidedly mixed reviews and underwhelming box office,...