| Feb 25, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The cycling antics of some of the greatest stars of Hollywood's golden age are captured in Steven Rea's "Hollywood Rides a Bike."...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:47 PM
The TV standouts Wednesday night: 1. “America's Got Talent” puts four acts through to the Top 24 in a results show at 9 on NBC. One act that seems likely to move on is comedian Tom Cotter, who has an amusing and original way of sending up...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
PBS has announced that starting today, Aug. 3, it will be making the 2003 documentary American Masters: “The Education of Gore Vidal” available for streaming on the American Masters website and PBS Video to commemorate the life of the eclectic...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:53 PM
Highlights on the TV schedule today: 1. Michelle Obama headlines the Democratic National Convention from Charlotte, N.C. ABC, CBS and NBC devote the 10 p.m. hour to the conclave. You'll find more extensive coverage on cable news, PBS (which starts at 8 p....
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:46 PM
On a flight to Mexico, our hero encounters another man in the passenger plane's huge bathroom after they get out of bed. (This plane had sleeping berths.) "I didn't sleep well last night," complains the man. "I'm having trouble with insomnia."
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:12 AM
This Sunday's 2 p.m. screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads," that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Hugo Cardenas was a man of gratitude and appreciation. He was vocal in his love for his adopted country and, in return, touched the lives of many through the Spanish language classes he taught for 30 years, on the sports fields, especially soccer, and...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 7:33 AM
The YMCA of Northern Michigan sees prospects for growth and success ahead in 2012, but the nonprofit provider of recreation and education programs first needs to secure some additional funds to cover some remaining 2011 expenses.
Larry Wood, the...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 2:41 PM
"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there will be no holiday quiz this year. Papa says, 'If you see it in The Morning Call, it's so.' "Please tell me the truth; will there be a 14th annual quiz?
"Virginia Laudenslager, New...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:45 PM
Just four days after five members of one family lost their lives on Christmas Day, the 70 firefighters who fought to save them returned to work. It wasn't your ordinary first day back, however.
Instead firefighters met with the FDNY's counseling...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 1:41 PM
I spent yesterday at the U.S. Courthouse in New Haven. I'd been drafted for jury service before but this was the first time I'd been called for a federal trial. I served the local Superior Court in 2006, but the people involved decided to settle before...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 10:18 AM
A while back, I caught the last half of one of my favorite movies of all time, "Cool Hand Luke." You have probably heard the famous line from the movie that is given for the first time in the film when the young prisoner, Luke (Paul Newman), escapes,...