May 18, 2010
'Dead in the Family' A Novel Charlaine Harris Ace: 312 pp., $25.95
August 13, 2013 |
"Doomsday Castle," the new unscripted National Geographic Channel series premiering Tuesday from the producers of the hit "Doomsday Preppers," is looking to put a whole new spin on the phrase "family bonding. " Forget board games and Sunday night dinners -- American prepper Brent Sr. and his children Brent II, Ashley, Lindsay, Dawn Marie and Michael are coming together to build a self-sufficient, medieval castle to protect themselves from the chaos that the apocalypse will bring. Although many predicted end times dates have come and gone, Brent Sr. and his family are on a mission to assure the world that there will be a doomsday -- it's just a matter of when.
August 4, 2013 |
Adam F. Goldberg probably had no idea during the 1980s when he was a nosy kid filming his outrageous family with a bulky video camera that he was collecting material that would form the basis for a network TV show. Funny how life works out. Goldberg's adolescence is the inspiration for "The Goldbergs," a new ABC comedy. He digitized 100 videos that he made of his family and used them as the pitch for his show. PHOTOS: TCA press tour: The Scene The story is narrated in "The Wonder Years" style by the adult Adam as he looks back on growing up in the 1980s, when he was a 11-year-old budding director always carrying around a camera and filming his high-strung family.
June 6, 2012 |
It's hard to imagine a more peculiar mix of canny and canned than “The Addams Family,” which opened Tuesday at the Pantages Theatre. Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice and Andrew Lippa's 2010 musical adaptation of Charles Addams' celebrated New Yorker cartoon clan stitches together shrewdly maneuvered, innately mismatched elements, and still causes audiences to lose their collective heads. This had already been the case throughout “Family's” trek from Chicago to Broadway, where original director-designers Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch of “Shockheaded Peter” fame had given way to director Jerry Zaks.
July 29, 2013 |
It should come as no surprise that married couples often do not see eye to eye on personal finances. But a new survey reveals just how deeply spouses are split on their own roles as financial decision-makers in the family. Many married people either over-value their own power in making choices about money or under-value their spouse's contribution to the process, according to a new study by BMO Private Bank. For example, more than two-thirds of married men report making investment decisions "primarily by themselves," the survey said.
October 3, 2013 |
The passengers who were in the SUV that was surrounded by motorcyclists in Manhattan over the weekend spoke out for the first time Thursday, saying they were sorry that one of the bikers was injured but insisting the family had acted properly because they feared for their lives. Alexian Lien, 33, his wife and their 2-year-old child were out on a drive in their black Range Rover on Sunday when their vehicle became enmeshed in a confrontation with dozens of motorcyclists on the West Side Highway and later on a surface street.
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May 21, 2013 |
A lawyer for Michael Jackson's family said they offered to settle their wrongful-death suit against concert promoter Anschutz Entertainment Group, but that they never got an answer. Kevin Boyle, an attorney for Jackson's mother and three children, said the family made the offers in January and March. Boyle would not provide details but said AEG's insurance would have paid, “which means they could have settled the case without them paying a dime of their money.” FULL COVERAGE: AEG wrongful death trial He said AEG has never offered to settle “and they haven't apologized.” Marvin Putnam, an attorney for AEG, said it was inappropriate to discuss settlement discussions.
October 16, 2010
Extraordinary, Ordinary People A Memoir of Family Condoleezza Rice Crown Archetype: 342 pp., $27
November 29, 2010 |
Amira Williams was 3 years old when fire swept through her home and burned more than 95% of her body. Children so young and so badly burned normally aren’t expected to live. This Baltimore Sun story describes what happened in 2007 when her mom was awakened by smoke and flames in a second-floor hallway: "She ordered Amira's father to jump out of the window so she could drop her older daughter, then 4, to him. She positioned herself on the sill, the window propped open on her shoulder, but as she reached for Amira, she fell.
October 30, 2013 |
As David Welch penned notes to his family during his dying moments to tell them he loved them, the city he left was making a valiant effort to find him. Welch, 54, drove away from his home in Manhattan, Kan., on Sept. 2 without telling anyone where he was going or when he'd be back, according to Riley County police spokesman Matthew Droge. Welch was found dead Oct. 18 at the bottom of a Utah ravine, nearly 900 miles from home. The letters were found with him. During the six-week search, the city rallied behind his wife, Kelly Welch, a professor at Kansas State University, spreading the word about her husband and raising money to help find him. Great to see @KSU_DeltaChi @KSUChiOmega & @AGRAlphaZeta come together to help @DrKellyWelch !