| Oct 30, 2008
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Tailback James Aldridge is starting to make big contributions for Notre Dame after a slow start this season.
Aldridge led the Irish last year with 463 yards on 121 carries. But he didn't play in the season-opener against San Diego...
| May 14, 2008
Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
| Sep 23, 2007
More than a quarter century ago, the critic Robert Hughes called the public's response to Modern art "the shock of the new." The role of art was to stimulate ideas, provoke thought, challenge ways of seeing. Today, we are experiencing a different,...
| Jul 20, 2008
About two years ago, when rats came down from a lowquat tree and began scratching around and scuttling around in the crawl space beneath our Venice home, I made my wife laugh (and wince) by reading to her from Joseph Mitchell's classic 1944 New Yorker...
| Oct 3, 2009
Robert Hughes scored on a 1-yard run in overtime and Notre Dame broke up a fourth-down pass near the end zone on the final play to help the Fighting Irish to a 37-30 victory Saturday.
Jake Locker threw a pass toward D'Andre Goodwin on fourth-and-19 on...
| Oct 6, 2009
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A fascinating conversation with legendary art critic and social commentator Robert Hughes, who opines about the state of art criticism, modern art, and popular culture. Hughes' latest book is Things I Didn't Know: A Memoir. (10/31/06)
Robert Hughes (81:...
| Oct 23, 2009
Notre Dame simply will not comply with the faint of heart, flirting with oblivion on yet another Saturday, participating in yet another hair-raising, fourth-quarter finish.
And Notre Dame survived yet again, teetering on the edge of disaster before...
| Oct 31, 2009
Jimmy Clausen wandered the Notre Dame sideline worry-free with the clock ticking down and a blowout victory minutes away.
For the first time in almost two months, the Fighting Irish could relax in the fourth quarter.
Clausen threw two touchdowns,...
| May 5, 2006
Concluding that Bruce Lisker's conviction for the 1983 slaying of his mother has been "effectively dismantled," a federal magistrate recommended Thursday that Lisker be allowed to proceed with his claim of innocence in federal court.
In a 57-page report,...
| Mar 1, 2009
Were I to throw my hat in the ring as culture czar/NEA head, I would start with the following:
I would attempt to pass legislation on a special tax dedicated to the NEA for all artists who make over half a million dollars a year from their work.
| May 10, 2009
The Art Institute of Chicago is opening its Modern Wing to showcase the visual splendors of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Without getting into a debate about when "modern art" began or ended, let's wing it with these 10 facts about art since 1900:
| Oct 18, 2009
A clump of Elvis Presley's hair is on sale this Sunday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago. Meanwhile, Chris Rock just came out with a documentary called "Good Hair." And two of the most hair-apparent people alive -- Rod Blagojevich and Donald...