| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Smash Bash Ping-Pong Tournament: Bogart's Bar and Grille will be the appropriate setting for Thursday's table tennis face-off, pitting South Florida's finest ping-pong swatters in a contest to benefit the West Palm Beach-based Families First...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Watch local drivers smash into each other, sheep get sheared, cattle go to auction and hundreds of pingpong balls drop from the sky when the Will County Fair transforms the Peotone fairgrounds into a playground of agriculture and beyond.
| Jul 31, 2013
Michael Lubelfeld said he's here to listen.
The Deerfield Public Schools superintendent, officially on the job since July 1, told the also relatively new District 109 Board of Education at a recent meeting that "our mission is to provide educational...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:12 AM
For three Holtville friends, the public pool has been a sweet escape from the constant summer heat every year.
“Most of the time we are here,” Daniel Bejarano said. “We’ve only missed like three days this summer.”
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:03 PM
The winner of the Republican nomination for Summit Township supervisor was decided by a pingpong ball drawing at the Somerset County Elections Board hearing Tuesday.
Greg Brant picked the winning ball. He will move on to the November election.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Comedy writer Soren Bowie depends on bursts of inspiration to produce his next great joke. But he says it's no fun to labor for hours in a tiring office cubicle with a chair and computer.
Last month, that changed for the Cracked.com writer when his...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The Rev. Will D. Campbell was a poor white boy from Mississippi who preached his first sermon from a pulpit stocked with a Bible from the Ku Klux Klan. But this son of the segregated South — a self-avowed "good ol' boy with crazy ideas" —...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Once upon a time not so very long ago I was a young woman living a writerly life of working poverty in New York City, which, for better or worse, engendered certain expectations from HBO's "Girls."
I admired though did not love the first season and felt...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 6:27 PM
The latest installment of the Ping-Pong Ball Invitational was held Tuesday night at Amway Center.
The match-up featured the Charlotte Bobcats -- lottery-draft favorites -- against the Magic -- the steadily sinking contenders challenging the 'Cats'...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:03 PM
There's something eye-rollingly 21st century about parents shuttling their young charges to a state-of-the art metropolitan museum to instill in them a love of hacking around.
Talk about structuring your unstructured time.
Of course, we are the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:55 PM
You've been to San Francisco. You know not to call it "Frisco," not to expect ample parking, not to forget your sweater. You know the Powell Street cable cars run through Union Square and where to find the Golden Gate Bridge. You know that most days,...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:44 PM
It might have been a chance meeting or a cunning act of propaganda, but the encounter more than 40 years ago between two pingpong champions — one Chinese, the other American — launched what President Nixon would call "the week that changed the...