| Feb 1, 2009
Eddie Logan, who ran a shoeshine stand at Santa Anita Park from the day the horse racing track opened in 1934 until a few weeks ago, died Saturday. He was 98.
Logan, who in his younger years was a boxer as well as a baseball player in the Negro Leagues,...
| Apr 5, 2008
You won't find Mariah Carey's name mentioned in the news announcement at the official website of Elvis Presley Enterprises, just some timely stats asserting that Presley should be credited for 18 No. 1 singles during his lifetime.
So has Carey merely...
| Jun 10, 2008
MIAMI -- Certain privileges come along with Ken Griffey's stature in baseball, like pep talks from Hall of Fame players.
Griffey homered against Florida Marlins starter Mark Hendrickson on Monday night for his 600th home run in the Cincinnati Reds' 9-4...
| Jan 13, 2008
Some small hotels have lobby cats. The Lower East Side's Blue Moon Hotel presents the reception area mom.
"What kind of tea do you want? Is it in there?" Rita Settenbrino asks while I sort through a small continental breakfast buffet that has...
| Jan 10, 2008
Johnny Grant, who visited Hollywood in 1943 as a star-struck serviceman and returned to carve out a niche first as a radio and television personality and then as its honorary mayor and foremost booster, died Wednesday at the age of 84.
| Aug 30, 2009
"The great portion of any ball game consists of the pitcher holding the ball or throwing it to the catcher," wrote one-time Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck in his 1965 book "The Hustler's Handbook" (Ivan R. Dee: 352 pp., $15.95 paper). "Anything that...
| Jan 31, 2010
The reviews of Don DeLillo's last few novels put me in mind of the sports journalist who, after a certain Yankee game, wrote, " Babe Ruth was not able to make any home runs." Critics of "The Body Artist," "Cosmopolis" and especially "Falling Man" seem...
| Feb 24, 2010
Movie memorabilia collector Ira Resnick has had the same dream for years.
"You are walking along and you come to a door of an old movie theater that's being torn down," he relates over the phone from his home in New York City. "The door opens and there...