| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
My column today is about media bloopers, including one of my own doozies, and it includes a blooper photo sent to me by a reader. I threw it in again at the bottom. It's a Walgreens sign board that says,......
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:09 AM
David Mitchell, whose complex novel “Cloud Atlas” was adapted into a film last year, has quietly hit bestseller lists again as one of three authors of “The Reason I Jump.” He shares credit with KA Yoshida and young Japanese...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Don't tempt me.
Put it away.
I have resisted Pong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros.
I have scoffed at Asteroids, Donkey Kong and entire generations of Game Boys.
Put it away.
Shut it off.
I'm serious. Don't tempt me....
| Sep 2, 2013
| 3:00 PM
My mom's late Auntie Beth was the best Scrabble player I ever saw.
She routinely beat everyone in the family well into her 90s. An avid crossword solver, she knew words I never heard of, and she was a great strategist to boot. At her big 100th...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Last December, the actor Alec Baldwin was asked to leave an American Airlines flight boarding at Los Angeles International Airport because of his desire to continue to play the game Words with Friends on his smartphone after the aircraft's doors had...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The origins of the board game Diplomacy can be traced to an old geography book that Allan B. Calhamer discovered while rummaging around with a friend in the attic of his boyhood home in suburban Chicago.
Calhamer was fascinated by the exotic countries...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Chuck Foley, whose Twister party game brought shoeless strangers achingly close to one another and made even the most spirited rounds of Scrabble seem comparatively tame, has died. He was 82.
The inventor, who held 97 patents, died July 1 in a care...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Author John Graves, whose 1960 book "Goodbye to a River" and authentic depictions of rural Texas made him one of the state's most celebrated and beloved writers, has died. He was 92.
Graves died Wednesday at the home he called Hard Scrabble near Glen...
| Jun 4, 2013
If you think you can't teach an old dog new tricks, think again. According to psychologist and health and wellness expert Dennis Kravetz, not only can you continue to learn as you age, but keeping your brain fit can help you live longer.
"People who are...
| Apr 17, 2013
You figured it would always be this way: you, all your brothers and sisters plus their kids, gathering for holidays or summer barbecues much the way you did when your parents were alive.
Without your dad who died a dozen years ago or your mom who passed...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Q: I am widowed and used to have a great sex life with my late husband, with multiple orgasms during intercourse. That was before he became very sick a few years ago. Now I've met this great guy and we are very much in love, but I don't seem to be able to...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:43 AM
This summer, Printers Row Journal invited kids ages 5-16 to submit reviews of their favorite summer reads. Here’s what young writers had to say. Watch for more in the coming weeks.
"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
I read "The Outsiders." Ponyboy...