| Jun 7, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Got to spend some time recently with a few kids who were not related to me. These boys had all been around for about a decade.
They were well groomed. All of them were polite. One was home schooled and the others went to public or private schools. The...
| Oct 25, 2012
*** (out of four)
Seriously, Justin Bieber. Are you trying to be as obnoxious as possible, wearing sunglasses during your dinner at Ron of Japan?
I mention that because instead of attending Bieber's Chicago concert Tuesday, I saw a movie featuring a...
| Nov 1, 2012
Raised in the South Side neighborhood of Roseland, 61-year-old director Robert Zemeckis hasn’t achieved much as a filmmaker.
Oh, wait: He’s only made classics like “Back to the Future,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” and...
| May 23, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Bret Michaels is more than show biz survivor; he's a survivor, period.
"Rock 'n roll is the reason for, and the ruin for all things in my life," Michaels says. Like many rock 'n roll survivors, he has overcome his share of demons. Today, Michaels...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 5:51 PM
I cry at marathons.
For those who have read my columns over many years, this may or may not come as a surprise. For some, who are sure I am an insensitive lout, this may come as a fabrication.
It's true. I do cry at marathons.
I do not cry for the 2012...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:49 AM
NEW YORK - In an unusual throwback to how Broadway operated when Edward Albee's booze-soaked George and Martha first prowled the boards in 1962, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's naturalistic, emotionally intense, Chicago-style take on “Who's Afraid...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 10:09 AM
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon -- a controversial religious and political figure who founded the Unification Church, a major institution in East Asia and beyond that gained fame decades ago for its mass weddings -- died early Monday in South Korea, the church...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 3:30 PM
A brand new heart procedure is already saving lives in Indiana. St. Vincent is the first hospital in the state to offer the new heart valve surgery.
The surgery is for patients who cannot undergo open heart surgery.
William Snapp already had the...
| Jul 7, 2012
This is either the most thrilling thing I've ever done or the world's most effective colonic. Maybe both.
I'm down in the County a L'Orange, in designer-perfect Newport Beach. It's where a lot of us superheroes hang out these days. Superheroes, who are...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:58 PM
If you think Obamacare was bad, just think how horrible it’s going to be once the transgender people get hold of it.
That was the basic message related in a letter to the editor by one of this newspaper’s readers last week. This particular...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
On his last day of work, they came for him in an ambulance, the old usher being carried out the same back exit of Dodger Stadium where he had once stood guard.
For 55 years, Ira Hawkins had patrolled the Coliseum, then Chavez Ravine, for late hours...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:43 AM
History is for old fogeys, right? Well, then, what are all these young people doing volunteering at the Washington County Historical Society? And, why are high and middle school students engaged with in-depth historical research projects?