| Dec 15, 2011
Christmas is a sacred day to many, a time to celebrate with friends and family. You'd think comedians would make fun of it at their own peril.
But no less an authority than John Waters, an unabashed Christmas fan who will be bringing his "A John Waters...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
You might call this a requiem for reverence.
It seems that one Jeffrey Darnell Paul, a graphic artist from Miami Beach, had been tasked with creating a poster for a strip club's so-called "I Have a Dream Bash" last week in apparent "honor" of the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The tweet went as follows:
"Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a (expletive), right?"
The missing word is a bit of verbal sewage sometimes used to disparage women. Begins with "c," rhymes with "hunt." Its...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Let’s get to the first oft-asked question: What’s with the name “Lionel”? No last name? Nope. Mononymous, like God. Get over it.
The nom de radio actually comes from Al Pacino’s character in the 1973 film classic “...
| Feb 6, 2013
Jon Lovitz's standup career only began in earnest nine years ago, long after his popular stint on "Saturday Night Live," when he says the movie roles "started drying up" and his talent managers slapped down a cold, crushing reality check.
"I told 'em,...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:30 AM
And there was much rejoicing by British-TV obsessives: Connecticut's own CPTV celebrates its 50th year of existence with a gala of Edwardian proportions at Torrington's Warner Theatre on Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m. For $60 a head, participants...
| Dec 9, 2012
Either the world will end on Dec. 21, or it won't. Your view depends on whether you believe in a much-publicized but debunked interpretation of the Mayan calendar, or you don't. Here are 10 facts so amazing they may crack the time-space continuum:
| Oct 17, 2012
In the excellent new drama “Mr. Sophistication,” veteran comedian/actor Ron Waters (Chicago-native Harry Lennix) is tempted by the notion that fame means he exists on a different level in society.
“I think any honest celebrity would see...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:55 AM
New Haven Meatball House
1180 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 772-3360, nhmeatballhouse.com
Mon – Thurs open at 5 p.m., Fri – Sun open at 11:30 a.m., Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 5-7p.m., Sat-Sun 2 - 5p.m.
The up-scaling of comfort food in New...
| Dec 26, 2011
When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m.
He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
| Mar 2, 2012
Early in his career as one of Hollywood's top cinematographers, Bruce Surtees became known for his artful use of low-level, moody lighting in films such as Don Siegel's "The Beguiled" and "Dirty Harry" and Bob Fosse's "Lenny."
Surtees, 74, who received...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 3:07 PM
Olivia Clemens, Mark Twain's wife, once tried to shock her husband out of his habit of profane tirades by repeating one to him verbatim. Bemused, he replied that he hoped he didn't sound like that because, "You got the words right, Livy, but you don't...