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  • Take The Travelers Championship Quiz

    Take The Travelers Championship Quiz
    Time for a golf quiz, with the Travelers Championship here. Eight correct answers equals an ace, seven for a birdie, six for a par, five for a bogey, four for a double bogey. Any fewer than that, and throw your clubs into a nearby pond. 1. The event has...
  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor
    DISTAFF DEVOTION What a charming story by Howard Rosenman about his lifelong obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. It was touching that he took the time to assist her grandson with his application to film school. But after all, Miss Taylor once hugged him to...
  • Festivals, Food and Fun

    Take a world tour right here at home. Festivals, food and lots fun ...all in the Houston area. But first, check out a one man show, that's completely unpredictable Call it the Brady Bunch. This weekend at Jones Hall comedian, actor, and entertainer...
  • Steve McQueen-California Classic Auction

    Bonhams & Butterfields' annual vintage motorbike, custom car and sports-racing collectibles auction at LA's Petersen Auto Museum - now referred to as the "Classic California" sale -- features early Steve McQueen memorabilia from the collection of his...
  • Michael Jackson's will surfaces

    Michael Jackson's will surfaces
    The posthumous affairs of Michael Jackson boiled down to two things Tuesday: His memorial service will draw a huge crowd and the settling of his estate will be complicated. Beyond that was a storm of rumor, supposition and educated guess interrupted by...
  • A different, less expensive side of Las Vegas

    -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Las Vegas: An article in Sunday's Travel section about attractions off the Las Vegas Strip said the Peppermill Inn was two miles from the Strip. The lounge is on the Strip. — -------------------- Let's face...
  • Movie review: Gamer -- 1 out of 5 stars

    Movie review: Gamer -- 1 out of 5 stars
    When did Gerard Butler hire Jason Statham's agent? When did the star of 300, Friend of Guy (Ritchie, of RocknRolla), savior of Katherine Heigl (The Ugly Truth), need to do B-movies built on video-game cliches, conventions and stereotypes? Gamer, a...
  • Joe the Plumber and Obama

     
    by Frank James Joe Wurzelbacher of Toledo, Ohio, is the most famous plumber in America this morning. What he did to become such, most people in America by now know, was to confront Sen. Barack Obama after a campaign......
  • Dear Spin Cycle: Do plumbers really make $250G?

     
    A blog reader, who (full disclosure) is also a Newsday reporter, sends us the following question: "Forgive me if I'm on a discussion that has already passed me by, but: do plumbers really make $250,000? Really? (Five letter expletive......
  • Ten for Thursday: Markets in free fall

     
    The Dow dropped more than 700 and Asian and European markets followed suit overnight in a rout driven not by the financial crisis but by fears about the depth of the underlying recession. In their final debate at Hofstra,......
  • Fall theater preview: A glittering parade

     
    Here and elsewhere, the fall theater season is unusually starry. Local highlights include Annette Bening in ???Medea??? and the return of that overgrown enfant terrible Pee-wee Herman. On Broadway, Jude Law takes the ???Hamlet??? plunge, while Hugh...
  • Sammy Davis Jr., revived

     
    For his new musical, "Sammy," Leslie Bricusse knew he needed to find a special performer to play his old friend, Sammy Davis Jr. While many names came up, his choice was Obba Babatund??, a Broadway and Hollywood veteran who, as......