| Mar 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 years ago, the obituaries in the next day's papers typically began with some iteration of Time magazine's stock description of the writer as the "laureate of American lowlife." In the decades since, the drinking,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Oakdale police are searching for the person who stole a gold crucifix necklace from a body that was en route to a funeral home.
The necklace was later sold at a pawn shop for $380, police said.
The necklace belonged to 51-year-old Melvin Luiz, a...
| Jul 19, 2013
Along with melting clocks, lobster telephones and maintaining his magnificent mustache, surrealist painter Salvador Dali was also fascinated by one of the weirder cultural movements of the 1960s: the hippies, man.
In 1969, the enigmatic Spaniard's art...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:22 PM
For decades, motorists driving into Waterbury on I-84 invariably looked for one landmark — a huge illuminated crucifix on a bluff near the highway.
Alas, the cross was lost several years ago, but Mayor Neil O'Leary has a plan to restore it. Good...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Thank you, dear readers, for your many kind comments on my column welcoming Pope Francis to the world of healing and hope. I'm truly excited to see his first humble and gracious acts and I hope they presage a time of new beginnings and old continuities...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Thank you, dear readers, for your many kind comments on my column welcoming Pope Francis to the world of healing and hope. I'm truly excited to see his first humble and gracious acts, and I hope they presage a time of new beginnings and old continuities...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:35 PM
UFC 159 takes place Saturday night from Newark, New Jersey. The event is headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen.
UFC light heavyweight title: Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen
Jones is one of...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Julian St. John's portrait "Crucifix Dreamz" looks lonely and haunted, not unlike the circumstances that created it.
The image, mostly in blue pen, features a bearded man with ringed, blood-shot eyes staring almost vacantly at the viewer. Over his white...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 9:32 PM
It's getting that time of the season when the “previously on Sons of Anarchy” segment is taking up a noticeably large amount of time. With all the shenanigans going down, there's a lot of ‘splaining to do, especially when you have a...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Vince Lampert grew up in the Haughville community on Indianapolis' west side. He said he saw a lot of things in his neighborhood as a boy, but nothing like he saw on a trip to Rome for study at the Vatican in 2006.
“Probably the most bizarre...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:33 AM
Marylyn Gabourel stood patiently next to her Range Rover SUV Monday hoping police officers could find what an armed thug tried to violently steal from her husband late this morning.
A few minutes later they found it. Francis Gabourel's gold crucifix....
| Sep 27, 2012
Politics is by nature a brutalizing business. It is a business of ambition and lies. Stay around it too long, and your heart becomes coarsened. It thickens and gets numb.
It happens to cops, from years of listening to predators rationalizing why they did...