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WatchdogSunday's closing ceremony from Beijing attracted 15.2 percent of U.S. homes, the best for a non-domestic Summer Olympics since 1976. That's an impressive accomplishment in this era of ever-diminishing ratings on broadcast networks. Overall, the Olympics...
On the Mets beatThat was Mike Piazza, wearing his No. 31 in royal-blue pinstripes, talking about driving to Shea yesterday morning in the driving rain. I was chatting with Piazza in the back of the press box, and he was recalling those rainy......
WatchdogThis is ridonkulously cool, and weird. It's footage of Tom Seaver pitching for the Alaska Goldpanners in the 1965 Midnight Sun Game, the Fairbanks tradition in which a game is begun at 11 p.m. or so around the summer......
On the Yankees beatSo the closing ceremony for Yankee Stadium, which had been slated for Nov. 9th, is off. That was reported today by the Daily News and amNY. Yankees spokesperson Jason Zillo said on the cancellation: "The Yankees were considering having a......
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The Swampby Mark Silva Our friends and colleagues traveling with President Barack Obama this week have an interesting take on "America's first tourist'' - all eyes as he entered the Great Pyramid, all ears as he joked about how much an......
The Swampby Matthew Hay Brown In the last major address of his trip to the Middle East, President Bush plans to urge the region's leaders to "move past old grievances" and toward economic and political reforms. Bush, who has visited Israel......
Like many of their fruity brethren, pears and strawberries have provided the subject for innumerable watercolor still lifes in the past — yet most of these earnest efforts have produced middling if not worse results at best. But not so with the...
Everyone's first "Annie" should be at a venerable venue like the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, which opened for business in 1931, right when "Little Orphan Annie" mania was at its peak. The historic theater on the Fox River was built just one year after...
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This year, women are very much in charge of the Congo Square Theatre's annual production of "The Nativity." Starting with the new director, Ilesa Duncan, and extending all the way up to Gabriel. That archangel is played this year by Alexis J. Rogers,...
The Chicago Sinfonietta, long a national model for promoting diversity and inclusiveness in orchestral performance, is reaching out to whet the cultural appetite of the city's Latino community with a promising new series of concerts in various venues on...
While everyone's attention has been focused on the Illinois legislature's halting efforts to repair the state's financial mess, those who wish to dismantle the traditional family and sexual mores are busy working in the shadows. They're pushing bills...
All Germaine Smith-Baugh wanted was to find another way to do her job. As she put it: "I literally woke up one morning thinking, 'How can we better serve small businesses?'" Small and minority-owned businesses, big-city communities and economic...
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