| Jan 23, 2010
| 1:26 PM
Though the all-star telethon was titled "Hope for Haiti Now," for most of its two hours, it was filled with tear-jerking, depressing moments, from mournful songs and grim-faced pleas from celebrities to the suffering faces of the quake-battered victims...
| Jan 27, 2010
Paul Theroux's contribution to the revival of contemporary travel writing is so seminal that casual readers may be inclined to forget that most of his rather astonishingly prodigious output has been literary fiction.
"A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta" is...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 7:24 PM
No longer content to watch Africa struggle in the grip of widespread famine, a broad coalition of legendary American musical artists came together in 1985 to perform "we Are the World," in a fundraising effort that would also create a classic song that...
| Mar 8, 2010
The Economic Club of Grand Rapids booked a former president for it's upcoming annual dinner. George W. Bush will headline the 23rd Annual Dinner on Wednesday, June 2nd.
He'll deliver the keynote address to an expected crowd of about 1200 people. In...
| Jun 8, 2010
I just received a very gracious phone call from Steve Poizner conceding the race. I want to commend Commissioner Poizner and his supporters for the energy they brought to their campaign.
It has been a tough campaign, but I'm a stronger candidate...
| May 25, 2010
| 6:46 AM
U2 will finally get its chance to rock Spartan Stadium nearly one year after the band's original date.
Michigan State University announced Tuesday that the quartet will perform June 26, 2011. U2 had planned to play East Lansing on June 30 of this year....
| May 25, 2010
| 9:55 AM
It's not a beautiful day for U2 fans. If you were hoping to see the band in Seattle on June 20 -- or anywhere else in the U.S. for that matter -- you're going to have to wait until next year.
Concert promoter Live Nation has confirmed that the U2 360°...
| Jun 2, 2010
| 7:22 PM
Former President George Bush made a stop in Grand Rapids on Wednesday. He spoke in front of the city's Economic Club for their annual dinner.
The President spoke for about an hour about his eight years in the Oval Office. He also took questions from...
| May 24, 2010
Life in a fishbowl naturally comes with fishbowl moments. For celebrities who battle weight problems, those moments can be painfully embarrassing — or divinely cathartic:
• In an interview with the L.A. Times' Chris Lee in 2008, Kevin Smith...
| May 14, 2010
| 4:44 PM
a. Hush by Deep Purple
1) Casey's Mixtape:
a. We Can Work It Out – Stevie Wonder
b. I Want to Hold Your Hand – Al Green
c. She Said, She Said – The Black Keys
d. Across the Universe – David Bowie
e. With a Little Help...
| Apr 25, 2010
The grocery store looms large. And larger. So large that it comes with road map, rest stop and radio station. Which fills the rotisserie-scented air with the chipper pitch for the weekly special and the downbeat rock standard. Generally U2's "I Still...
| Apr 14, 2010
| 8:56 PM
It's giving back, the "American Idol" way.
For the next week, former American Idol's are volunteering at food banks across the country, including in Seattle.
Wednesday night, 6th season runner-up Blake Lewis put on a hairnet and gloves and helped sort...