| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:42 PM
It really wasn't Pandora's fault.
Prometheus, her brother-in-law, angered Zeus who, for some arcane reasons (it's all Greek to me), gave Pandora the box of sins, telling her never to open it. Certain that, just like a woman, she would not listen to...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 6:04 PM
While Egypt has many of the world’s greatest ancient archeological sites, its museums are generally dreary. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, while old school, is world class simply by the brute magnificence of the treasures it displays. The Luxor...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:58 PM
You're forgiven if you never heard of the playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig. Although one of Germany's more prolific scribes, he's not much known in these United States. Tricky name, that, when it comes to marquees. You're similarly forgiven if you know...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 4:32 AM
It might seem at odds with formal mythology to conjure up a sequel for a story that’s thousands of years old, but the creators of Wrath of the Titans knew enough to keep it in the family. The film — which features Sam Worthington reprising his...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Coach: Jim Kretchman.
Of interest:Tim Kraayenbrink rallied NSU to a 26-25 win over Black Hills State in the Shrine game in Aberdeen. In the second half, he ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more, including the game winner...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Three quick tips about haunted houses to start off this guide to Halloween 2012:
Tip No. 1: Haunted houses, the ticket-selling kind, versus the rumor-shrouded Victorian Gothic kind at the end of your street, are mostly slasher flicks come to life. You...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Greek legends and mythical creatures collide again in this sequel to the "Clash of the Titans" update, which can't escape a been-there, done-that feel.
Perseus (returnee Sam Worthington) goes to the rescue of his father Zeus (Liam Neeson), who's been...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Let's say I'm out on my yacht, the Mal de Mer, and my Rolex slips off my wrist and sinks into the briny deep.
I know what you're thinking. On a reporter's salary, I can just buy a new Rolex. But I don't have to do that, because I can just call my young...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Makes no bones about it – "No Holds Barred" is not a great movie.
So why did WWE decide to digitally remaster the 1989 film and release it on DVD (out today) and why would it interest you?
"No Holds Barred" falls in the category of movies that...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Leslie Miller and Chris Mueller, the directors of the La Cañada Girl Scouts’ summer camp, asked me to assist with the backpack portion of camp. This year’s theme is titled “Going Buggy.” Although I’ve got a million things...
| Sep 21, 2012
As I light my pipe, take up my quill pen and sheepskin and once again prepare to write another volume of The Kassopedia — the repository of the world's great knowledge — I'm reminded of a snarky reader.
She calls herself, "Your long...