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  • Jerry Mathers on Barbara Billingsley: ‘She was a wonderful woman’

     
    Why would Barbara Billingsley be considered America's favorite TV mom? Because she played the kind, caring mom on a show whose reruns stand up beautifully. Like “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Leave It to Beaver” had an unusual...
  • 'Jews and Baseball': Ron Howard's a-ha moment with Sandy Koufax

     
    As a Jew who has been a baseball fan his entire life, I guess I'm the perfect target audience for "Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story," which opens Friday at the Music Hall Theater in Beverly Hills and the......
  • How Gery Chico avoided being bullied, the full story

     
    As noted here, the subject of bullying came up during yesterday's mayoral candidate forum and Gery Chico was the only one of the four leading contenders who indicated he hadn't been victimized by bullies as a child. Here's his full......
  • Debate prep: Caffeine

     
    Put an extra scoop into the coffee maker if you're planning to watch the mayoral candidate's form on WTTW-Ch. 11 this evening from 7-8 p.m. I just returned from the taping, and the four leading contenders -- Rahm Emanuel, Gery......
  • The Morning Fix: Amazon wants to battle Netflix. Time Warner has strong finish. Rupert's latest big bet.

     
    After the coffee. Before hoping against hope that Warner Bros. doesn't ruin "Fletch." The Skinny: Are you reading this or looking at Rupert Murdoch's new iPad newspaper? Don't worry, my feelings won't be hurt. It's all about new media today.......
  • Law, Order and the Nazareth Borough Council

     
    Police regionalization was again the hot topic at Nazareth Borough's council meeting Monday, with plenty of potshots to get the action going. First off, councilman Jack Herbst successfully passed his motion to block the purchase of a new Crown Victoria...
  • Brad Paisley delivers a sweet night in Chocolatetown

     
    At the core of his success as one of country music’s most popular entertainers is Brad Paisley’s ability to embrace the past while forging into the future with all of the bells, whistles and ringtones of this high-tech, high-def world.......
  • Appreciation: James Arness, 1923-2011

     
    In his size -- he was 6-foot-7 -- and his centeredness, James Arness suggested John Wayne, to whose production company he was under contract before he became the star of “Gunsmoke.” For 20 years, from 1955 to 1975, Arness, who......
  • Live review: R. Kelly at the Nokia Theatre

     
    R. Kelly put a remarkable amount of effort into the organization of a show Saturday night that ultimately lacked a center. Playing the first of two concerts at the Nokia Theatre in support of last year’s excellent “Love Letter” album,......
  • Life lessons from LarBear

     
    In honor of Father’s Day, and definitely not because I forgot to get a card as per usual, I decided to dedicate this post to my one and only (I think) dad, LarBear. Allow me to share some of his pearls of wisdom, as I am wont to do because I am very...
  • ‘X-Files,’ ‘Andy Griffith Show,’ other hits celebrated in PBS’ ‘America in Primetime’

     
    Man of the House" goes from loving sitcom papas to mobsters and drug-making dads: Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner ("The Cosby Show"); David Chase ("The Sopranos"); Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"); Ron Howard ("The Andy Griffith Show"); Carl Reiner and Dick...
  • Netflix status: It's complicated

     
    Dear Netflix: When we broke up a few years back, you probably thought I was just trying to spare your feelings when I handed you the old line, "It's not you, it's me." But it was me. You were fabulous......