NEW ORLEANS (UPI) -- A New Orleans restaurant said an employee was fired after a customer discovered a racial slur and "100% dislike" written on her receipt.
Liryca Neville Branch, 33, discovered the slur and the "dislike...Read more
PJ Paparelli, the artistic director of the American Theater Company, a highly respected and nationally accomplished director of new plays, the co-author of such potent works of documentary theater as "Columbinus" and "The ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Everybody knows that Bono -- the legendary leader of the multiplatinum rock band U2 -- hails from Ireland.
Yet, his ties to Silicon Valley are almost as thick as his Dublin brogue.
So when the 55-year...Read more
DON'T MISS: "Aquarius" -- It's the dawning of a new age for David Duchovny ("The X-Files"), who returns to network television in this gripping, 13-episode slice of "historical fiction." He plays an L.A. detective searching...Read more
Anne Meara, who rose to stardom with her husband, Jerry Stiller, portraying what People magazine called "anxiety comedy's top couple," died Saturday in New York City. She was 85.
Her death was confirmed by publicist Kelly...Read more
Memorial Day is for honoring the fallen who fought for what they believed in. The current battle between Mars, the warrior planet, and Neptune, the king of dreams, will beg the question, "What are you fighting for?" ...Read more
CANNES, France-- French director Jacques Audiard's refugee drama "Dheepan" won the Palme d'Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday.
The film is about a Tamil Tiger fighter called Dheepan who flees Sri Lanka to...Read more
Ah, summer -- when a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of awful, prime-time game shows. Here's what caught my eye on television this week:
Sunday: "National Memorial Day Concert," 7 p.m., PBS: Gary Sinise and ...Read more
The reverberations of Saturn's recent opposition to the sun may be making life more complex in our heads as we sort out what we've learned from our mistakes. Assess and then make new rules for going forward, because "...Read more
They say you shouldn't drink while pregnant, but I've developed a codependency with beer.
My mom was visiting last weekend, and during her trip, two things were brought to light. One: You are never too old...Read more
"BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL": Ridge is introduced to Maya's friend, Nick, who gives him valuable insight into what she endured throughout her transition. Brooke and Eric compare notes about how their past actions had a negative ...Read more
DEAR STACY: Please settle a trivial question. The actress who plays Ursula the Sea Witch on "Once Upon a Time" -- I believe she was on a show called "Summerland" years ago. Am I right? -- L.W., Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
The sun and Saturn tug at each other from across the sky, promising to bring moral dilemmas and other kinds of intellectual strife. Chances are, you know the right way; it just doesn't happen to also be the convenient ...Read more
The TLC cable channel has yanked repeats of the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule after news reports that one of its stars, Josh Duggar, was involved in inappropriate conduct when he was a minor.
A well-oiled machine of visuals, and yet a wobbling rattletrap of storytelling, the sci-fi fantasy "Tomorrowland" is an unwieldy clunker driven into the ditch at full speed. Injured in the accident were George Clooney as a...Read more
CANNES, France -- It's been three years since I talked to French director Jacques Audiard at the Festival de Cannes for his "Rust and Bone," six since I interviewed him about his exceptional, Grand Prize-winning "Un ...Read more
CANNES, France -- The history of pop music is filled with far too many untimely demises. But for all the cultural lumping together of these tragedies, they're hardly as similar as we tend to believe.
In "Amy," a new ...Read more
NEW YORK (UPI) -- The official dictionary for perennial board game Scrabble announced 6,500 new words, including "lolz," Facetime, emoji and ridic.
The Collins Official Scrabble Words, the official ...Read more
SACRAMENTO (UPI) -- An 11-year-old California boy graduated community college with three associate degrees only one year after he graduated from high school.
Tanishq Abraham, 11, of Sacramento, made national headlines and...Read more
BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) -- A motorist filming while taunting an alligator with his truck learned a valuable lesson when the reptile ripped into the front of the vehicle.
The "Gator vs. Truck" video, posted to YouTube by ...Read more