| Jan 14, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Downtown Allentown's retail world has seen some major changes in recent months, with merchants being uprooted to pave the way for the much-ballyhooed minor league hockey arena.
City blocks once home to barbershops, boutiques and a pizzeria have been...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The young guy in the trucker cap, skinny jeans and Air Jordans squeezed the trigger on the toy shotgun and his umpteenth round of “Big Buck Hunter” blasted to life. The guy was maybe 25 and so focused on bagging digital deer, the butt of the...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 10:36 PM
I’ve seen kids on television lately talking about how rough they have it, what with all of the technology they have to learn to deal with, and the fast pace of the world they live in.
To that I can only say, “Poo!” You think you have it...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 3:10 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
If Tryptophan could talk: "You think I cause people to fall asleep over the Thanksgiving weekend? Have you seen the Gators offense?!" … But, seriously, if Florida can beat Florida State today, the Gators...
| May 12, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Jamie Leisy and Dawn Keagy scan estate sales and garage sales in search of furniture and accessories they can refurbish or re-purpose.
The craft started as a hobby. Now it's a business since the two recently decided to peddle such wares at a storefront...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The video game is 40.
Its exact birthday is arguable. Cultural historians likely would date its origins further back, roughly a decade or two; prototypes of arcade games flourished in university computer labs in the 1950s. But “Pong,” the...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:19 PM
Steve Downes leads a double life.
He has killed. Oh, yes. He has crushed and blown stuff up (and been blown up).
You could even say he has conquered worlds. By day he is Steve Downes, classic rock DJ, the soothing sandpaper voice of the highly-rated...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:47 AM
Imagine if the five members of New Kids on the Block — who sold more than 80 million records in the 1980s and ‘90s thanks to their hits “Hangin’ Tough” and “Step By Step” — were coming up in today’s...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Wal-Mart wants you to forget Black Friday this year. Instead, the store is kicking off some of its hottest "Black Friday" deals on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, beginning at 8 p.m.
The retailer says its best deals will be on electronics, tablets, TVs,...
| Sep 13, 2012
Dear Amy: What do you think about a parent who smashes and completely destroys kids' electronic games and equipment (these were parent-approved gifts to these young children) because the kids were fighting over them?
That kind of equipment can be...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Ed Boon was pulling punches.
I could tell immediately: Why else would Aquaman be wiping the floor with Batman? Not to mention, I was playing Ed Boon in a video game, a fighting game, that Ed Boon, the king of the fighting-game genre, created. The game...