| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:25 PM
A comedian and actor best known for his eccentricity and for controversies will perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced. Russell Brand, the British funny man who was fired by MTV after he dressed as Osama bin......
| Mar 11, 2013
Jaleesa Armstrong grew up with the sound of her three older brothers constantly bouncing their basketballs throughout the family's Englewood neighborhood home.
The sound — which was different on the living room carpeting; different on the...
| Feb 20, 2013
If you think that Jesse Jackson Jr.'s mental illness explains away all his bad behavior, you may need treatment for an excessively mushy heart.
If you think his mental illness explains absolutely nothing, you are suffering from a heart made of nails....
| Feb 24, 2013
Even by the jaded standards of Illinois politics, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s spending spree with his campaign cash sounds breathtakingly shameless, partly because it sounds so senseless.
Back in the early 1980s, his father, the Rev. Jesse L....
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:32 AM
About a year ago, actor-author-producer Paul Reiser decided to return to standup comedy. He hadn’t really done the whole comedy-club tour thing in about 20 years.
“People said, ‘Hey, it’s like riding a bike … ’...
| Feb 4, 2013
If you're going to make "forever" stamps, it's hard to go wrong by invoking Rosa Parks' long-lasting legacy.
On Monday, the United States Postal Service began to issue their new Parks stamps -- called forever stamps because their rates never change -- to...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 12:45 AM
As he held his “I Have a Dream” Community Builder Award in hand, Son-Shine Counseling Center Director Jim Shinn cited the influence his parents played in his upbringing.
His father was a “boundary breaker” who ran a business on El...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:59 AM
Today, the Maryland Conservative Action Network (MDCAN) is hosting a daylong conference in Annapolis entitled "Turning the Tides." Those scheduled to attend include Republican state Dels. Nic Kipke and Neil Parrott, Frederick County Board of Commissioners...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:39 PM
You know the shot.
Spike Lee has made it his signature visual flourish: the moment when a character (sometimes two, though usually one, isolated in a state of transcendence) appears to be floating through a room or down a sidewalk, reckoning with his or...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:29 PM
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century.
But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...