| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's a small booth on the far corner of the NATPE exhibition floor, but baby boomers and TV connoisseurs are beating a path to space No. 108 this year to shake hands with a Smothers brother.
Dickie Smothers aims to launch the next chapter of his long...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Ask people who work too many hours — as in, all the time — why they do it, and one of two responses is likely: a blank stare followed by denial because they have no idea what you are talking about, or complete silence because they are lost...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Time is running out for members of the Huntington Beach Downtown Task Force to finalize recommendations on how to improve the area and send them to the City Council.
Councilwoman Connie Boardman, chairwoman of the task force, said during its Jan. 9...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:48 PM
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, “The Beautiful and Damned,” he referred to alcohol as “the rose colored glasses of life.” When taking a close look at the lives of America’s greatest authors, it may come as no...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: I've never admitted this to anyone, but I'm beginning to wonder if I'm drinking too much. It's not like I'm drunk very often (I'm not), but I need a few drinks to get through the day, and a few more to calm down at night. Do you think I'm in danger...
| Jan 17, 2014
With the increasing popularity — and normalcy — of the 21st century cocktail craze, a number of books have been written over the past few years that attempt to examine literary stalwarts through the liquor glass. Take Phillip Greene's 2012 "To...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Just when I was starting to think that Toronto had the market covered on drunken, cocaine-binging politicians, along comes Rep. Trey Radel.
The Florida tea party Republican and self-styled "hip-hop conservative" — really, that’s how he...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The same day Paramount lifted the review embargo on "The Wolf of Wall Street," the studio threw a boisterous Gotham premiere for the equally energetic Martin Scorsese pic. Despite the snow, cast, crew and a bevy of celeb guests showed up at the Ziegfeld...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Few of his constituents are likely to argue with Toronto's mayor on at least a couple of points he made on a radio program Sunday.
"I'm the first one to admit I am not perfect," Rob Ford said on CFRB-Newstalk 1010 radio. "I have made mistakes.''
| Jan 17, 2014
If comedy springs from childhood misery, Gary Shteyngart, one of the funniest writers in America, must have had a truly awful childhood.
And so he did, as we learn in his simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking new memoir, "Little Failure."
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Demi Lovato may have been shy a few years back about her reasons for going to rehab, but these days she's holding nothing back, telling all about the drug and alcohol abuse that saw her hitting bottom when she was only 19 years old.
Cocaine every half...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 4:09 PM
TOPPENISH, Wash. — The Yakama Nation sits in the fertile heart of illegal marijuana country — Washington state's answer to Mendocino County, minus the tie-dye.
The soil is rich. The growing season is long. And one of the biggest illegal...