| Mar 25, 2010
A chlorinated, R-rated "Back to the Future," "Hot Tub Time Machine" accomplishes what "Snakes on a Plane" did not: It offers a merrily idiotic movie to go with its willfully idiotic title.
You know what else it has, besides a Spandex slipstream of...
| May 23, 2010
CROSS VILLAGE, Mich. — In the mitten-shaped state of Michigan, there is perhaps no prettier roadway than the squiggly one up north bordering the outer tip of the state's ring finger. That's state Route 119.
It's formally known as the Tunnel of...
| May 24, 2010
| 3:03 PM
Here are reviews of offerings at the Orlando International Fringe Festival from Sentinel theater critic Matthew J. Palm, staff writers Tod Caviness, Dewayne Bevil, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jim Abbott, Martha Phifer, Alsy Acevedo and Fringe correspondent Mary...
| Jun 10, 2010
Playboy is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Playboy Club this weekend, and are hosting parties across the Nation in honor of the big day.
Dallas' retro-night club, Ghostbar, is going to be the host for this milestone, and kicks off Friday, June...
| Apr 16, 2011
The notion of jumbo shrimp might not make much sense, as comedian George Carlin once pointed out, but the idea of a big shrimp festival still sounds pretty good.
That will be the attraction later this month at Fernandina Beach, the quaint coastal town on...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:28 AM
Billy Gardell first took the stage on a dare.
He cracked up co-workers at a warehouse, and they bet him that he didn't have the nerve to do his shtick at an open mic. Gardell had to go on -- he didn't have enough money to cover the bet.
He was a...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 11:25 AM
NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down the government's longstanding prohibition against indecency on broadcast television and radio, ruling that the policy was "unconstitutionally vague" and created a "chilling effect" that violated...
| Sep 14, 2010
Neon colors and novelty shapes are not usually the hallmarks of quality food. So I was surprised last week when a colleague who is a serious foodie brought in a mix of peanuts, plain M&Ms and candy corn.
I understood the M&Ms -- along with Reese's Peanut...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Much is made of how American students are falling behind the rest of the world in math and science. Maybe they need to be sung to.
A YouTube group called Melody Sheep specializes in autotuning science videos. Sampling freely from Carl Sagan's series,...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 1:58 PM
I fear for America's commercial sense of humor, specifically as it relates to the brewing industry. I say this because of the death of boxing legend Joe Frazier.
First, I think anyone with a decade of Super Bowl watching under the belt can attest to...