| Sep 28, 2011
David Zelag Goodman, a screenwriter best known for such 1970s films as the controversial psychological thriller "Straw Dogs" and "Lovers and Other Strangers," a comedy that earned him an Oscar nomination, has died. He was 81.
Goodman died Monday at an...
| Oct 9, 2011
Andy Warhol, the guru of Pop art, reveled in a lifelong obsession with newspapers, especially tabloids and their garish headlines. As a teenager, he saved pages with photos of his favorite Hollywood stars. Throughout his life he packed hundreds of...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 12:46 PM
To think it all started by accident.
Josh Butler was 7 or so when he tagged along with his older brother, Ellis, to youth league football practice. A coach from a younger division noticed him standing there and asked him to run to the fence and back....
| Dec 29, 2011
NEW YORK -- The U.S. population is expected to top out at close to 312.8 million people just around the time crowds gather to watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve, according to new census data released Thursday.
The figure represents a 0.7% increase...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:45 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali is coming home to Louisville to celebrate another milestone — his 70th birthday.
The iconic heavyweight boxing champion will bask in the limelight once again at a private birthday bash on the evening of...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 8:45 PM
The room at Mojoes in Joliet was filled with, at most, a few hundred people. The crowd wasn't loud. Maybe it was bored after having watched eight mixed martial arts fights. Maybe it was tired as the buzz wore off that December night.
Not Jeff Dunbar....
| Jun 1, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Describe the influence your childhood in Connecticut has had on your work.
The public schools in Connecticut were amazing. I took everything in art that was offered. When we moved to North Carolina, I went from a beautiful school in Connecticut to 30...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:50 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Muhammad Ali's fists made him famous, but his plight as a social activist was perhaps his biggest fight.
At the Muhammad Ali Center, visitors see the three-time world heavyweight champion railing against war, segregation and...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Long before gaudy, gooey cupcakes became America’s default dessert, there was Lutz Olkiewicz. During his 25 years at the Drake Hotel, Chicago's grand master of sugar created delicate pastries, elegant cakes and intricately decorated tortes. ...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:52 PM
Several nights ago I dreamed I met heavyweight boxing champ and cultural icon, Muhammad Ali.
He turned 70 last week.
Though I've been a fan for decades, I confess I've never dreamed of him before.
The setting was a surreal, red carpet-like environment,...
| Jan 25, 2012
There is a rich history of political parties trying to influence the opposition’s winnowing process, in order to ensure that the least viable candidate is ultimately presented as the nominee.
No one should be surprised that the Democrats are...
| Feb 1, 2012
If Shakespeare were alive today and banging out plays on his laptop he would probably have had a different view of mankind.
"All the world's a stage," he might have written, "And all the men and women merely leading actors and actresses in a hit new...