| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:36 AM
$35-55, Oct. 14, 8 p.m., Foxwoods, MGM Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, (800) 369-9663, foxwoods.com
OK, so why is "Louie" the best show on television?
Written, directed, edited by and starring the comedian Louis C.K....
| Oct 11, 2011
| 3:53 PM
A Hagerstown teen killed in July may have been involved in a vampire cult.
Parker Police originally believed 16-year old Jacob Hendershot was beaten to death because Stephanie Pistey accused him of raping her. It’s not clear if his murder was a...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 3:48 AM
Suspected Santeria-practicing porn star Raul Armenteros, 46, was under house arrest since Miami cops found he had left a van full of goats, chickens, pigeons and a duck inside his van under the hot July sun and charged him with 22 counts of felony...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:43 AM
ENCINITAS, Calif. - After months of uncertainty, the location where the infamous "Surfing Madonna" mosaic will likely end up has been determined, but it could spark a fight over religious symbols on public property.
The City of Encinitas and artist Mark...
| Mar 20, 2011
All the Time in the World
New and Selected Stories
Random House: 278 pp., $26
Although E.L. Doctorow would seem to be consumed with history — his best-known novel, "Ragtime," offers a pastiche of America at the turn of the 20th...
| May 2, 2011
While he was pope, John Paul II canonized 482 people and beatified more than 1,300. On Sunday, he will be beatified, a key step on his own road to possible sainthood.
/ The Catholic Church recognizes two types of saints: Confessors and martyrs....
| Dec 16, 2010
| 11:06 AM
Ricky Gervais, 49, British comedian and star of movies such as "The Invention of Lying," may joke onstage, but he is serious about comedy.
"I do this because I can't not do it," Gervais said in an interview in October while in town filming his second HBO...
| May 19, 2011
Jon Ronson is fascinated by people who are bonkers. And insane people who appear to be normal, and ostensibly sane people doing crazy things. The British journalist's book "The Men Who Stare at Goats" — about a secret U.S. military wing that hoped...
| May 22, 2011
Near the end of "The Leopard," Giuseppe di Lampedusa's 1958 novel about the crumbling Sicilian aristocracy, a priest visits three spinsters to assess the holy relics in the family's private family chapel. The priest determines that, out of all the various...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 7:35 PM
The University of Notre Dame’s Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, a religious shrine crafted by Victorian-era stone masons, got a boost this week from 21st-century technology.
A crew used high-definition digital scanning equipment to capture three-...
| May 24, 2011
| 9:41 AM
I have had quite enough of the angst over Oprah's farewell today, but even Oprah herself doesn't bother me as much as the cult who follows her every word.
And it is a cult. When Oprah says read something, they read it. When Oprah says wish for something,...
| May 27, 2011
| 7:14 PM
Question: There's an increasing debate within the Catholic Church on the issue of mandatory celibacy for priests. I last discussed this subject with my regular group of train commuters: one Catholic (myself), one Jew (whose father and grandfather were...