Burt Reynolds and the ‘Miracle at the Truck Stop’

@2004 JUPITER, Fla. – During the late 1970s and early ’80s, whenever he appeared on the Tonight Show, Burt Reynolds rarely failed to mention Jupiter, where he lived and was planning to build a “top quality” theater. Johnny Carson always seemed to think he was kidding....

‘This will be my statement’: Watching the wheels in New York

With his pudgy hands shackled in front of him, Mark David Chapman sat at his defense attorney’s table, facing the judge who would decide his fate. Inside the crowded federal courthouse in downtown Manhattan, the man who murdered John Lennon rarely looked up from his...
Out of Office: ‘The West Wing’ says goodbye

Out of Office: ‘The West Wing’ says goodbye

@2006 Scripps Newspapers Talk about life imitating art imitating life. On Sunday’s episode of The West Wing, President Josiah Bartlet leaves office after two successful terms, turning over the keys to the Oval Office to the new guy, President–elect Matt Santos. It’s...
The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ at 50: Polishing a diamond

The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ at 50: Polishing a diamond

One example of the durability of Abbey Road, the final Beatles album, is that the remix in its new, 50th anniversary edition barely registers. Abbey Road was so carefully crafted back in the summer of ’69, so well-produced, that there was hardly any tweaking to be...