| Sep 16, 2010
Varnette P. Honeywood, an artist who gained fame when her vivid and joyful portraits of everyday lives of African Americans were prominently featured on TV's "The Cosby Show," has died. She was 59.
Honeywood, who was diagnosed with cancer at least two...
| Mar 2, 2011
Shopping for a compact car is typically an exercise for your left brain. This hemisphere of your mind where logic resides delights in how rational and economical cars in this segment can be.
Meanwhile, the more visually oriented right side of your...
| Jun 2, 2011
Clarice Taylor, an actress best known for portraying the self-possessed Grandmother Huxtable on the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," died Monday. She was 93.
Taylor died of congestive heart failure at her home in Englewood., N.J., said Ulysses...
| Nov 20, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Family values were front and center on this week's episode of "30 Rock," though probably not in a way that would please Newt Gingrich. This week, Jack and Tracy were brought together by their mutual desire for vasectomies. Warms your......
| May 31, 2009
Guess who's coming to the beach barbecue this summer? Middle-class African Americans, that's who.
In two new critically esteemed works, Lydia Diamond's play "Stick Fly" and Colson Whitehead's just-published semiautobiographical novel "Sag Harbor"...
| May 30, 2008
It was midday on Oct. 5 at Daniel Murphy Catholic High School when a voice on the public address system directed students at the all-boys campus to report to the chapel.
Senior Bryce Vinson, 17, thought it must be something routine; maybe someone had...
| Nov 4, 2009
Since Condé Nast shuttered Gourmet magazine a month ago, the world of food publishing has been consumed by postmortems. What went wrong and why? But maybe a more interesting question is: Where do we go from here?
The queen is dead, long live the queen....
| Dec 2, 2013
I recently wrote about a mentoring camp for black male teens that took place at Chicago State University and was sponsored by talk show host and comedian Steve Harvey.
The main requirement for the teens to participate in the Steve Harvey Mentoring...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:48 PM
The Magic are putting rookie Victor Oladipo through a point-guard crash course (with his avalanche of turnovers, "crash" is probably a poor choice of words).
They need to at least get a feel for Oladipo's future at the point, especially if Marcus...
| Nov 24, 2013
Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven.
"What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:14 AM
Where in Orlando is 'Tomorrowland' star George Clooney today?
The Hollywood A-lister is rumored to be in Central Florida shooting scenes to the Walt Disney sci-fi flick "Tomorrowland," which is due out next year.
In the past few days, film crews, as...