| Oct 3, 2011
| 5:15 PM
My first set of golf clubs was a sawed-off set of my dad's. I remember playing all day for $1.50 -- 36 holes at least - at Edgewood Golf Club in Cromwell, the current site of the Travelers Championship.
If I wasn't playing, a great day would be making...
| May 23, 2011
Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965.
"In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and...
| Jun 5, 2011
Like residents in many cities, longtime Las Vegans long for what's long gone — the days when a young Wayne Newton crooned "Danke Schoen" and dealers knew players by their first names.
"It was better in the old days when the mob was still here,"...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 10:26 PM
It is the ultimate yard sale. Everything must be liquidated. This month you can buy the chandeliers and ceiling décor from the once opulent hotel and casino, The Sahara, at bargain basement prices.
After 59 years, The Sahara’s run is over.
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:46 AM
In the 1950s, CBS News legend Edward R. Murrow visited prominent people without him leaving his studio or them leaving their homes, thanks to a huge monitor.
The network gives its classic interview series "Person to Person" an update starting Wednesday,...
| Feb 24, 2012
When piped-in music and a bar's history perfectly align, it makes for a sweet cocktail of synchronicity, a besotted wink from the intimate interior that makes all the drinkers lean into their liquor just a little bit more.
On a recent Sunday night, the...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 1:30 PM
With open arms, the Oscars welcomed diversity back to its ceremony, but the embrace turned out to be more awkward than warm.
Last year's Academy Awards were roundly criticized by several observers for its notable lack of diversity. Actor Samuel L....
| Oct 28, 2009
When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring.
Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
| Jan 20, 2010
| 11:59 AM
This book crossed my desk with a self-deprecating letter in which the 77-year-old author doubted very highly that anyone actually cared about his 40-plus years producing and directing television shows and extravaganzas for NBC, ABC, CBS and PBS. A...
| Nov 1, 2009
Even after the costumes are worn, the candy collected and the ghoulish jack-o'-lantern turned back into a pumpkin, Halloween doesn't have to be over -- if you are willing to be entertained by a good ghost story.
Almost anywhere you look in Southern...
| Nov 28, 2008
William Gibson, 94, a Tony Award-winning playwright best known for "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan, died Tuesday at his home in Stockbridge, Mass. The family did not disclose the cause of death....
| Oct 23, 2009
Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83.
Sales had numerous ailments and died Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, said...