CHICAGO - Dressed in a freshly starched tux with a pale pink tie, Will McCall tapped the microphone, looked at the audience and began reciting the John Lennon lyrics (inspired by poet Robert Browning) chosen by the bride and groom.
The lead-up to the release of "Destiny's House of Wolves" expansion has been met with mostly cautious excitement considering "The Dark Below" felt like it was a tacked-on experience to the original game. The galaxy-expanding adventure we all thought Bungie would take us on in "The Dark Below" never happened, and recently, "The House of Wolves" was released. Based on all of the information Bungie revealed over the past few weeks, it appears to be the experience we all were hoping Destiny's first expansion would be. But as Guardians, we enter the "House of Wolves" cautiously as we attempt to earn the riches and favor of The Queen.
When I walked into my interview with the three stars of the new film "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," it felt like I was walking into a room with three of my friends. Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke and RJ Cyler were talking animatedly while snacking on chips and grapes. All three are fairly new faces in the film industry but are sure to make a splash when the movie hits theaters June 12.
With the start of summer right around the corner and hot days already popping up in various parts of the country, you know there are bound to be a few days when it's just too hot to go outside. There will also be times when, despite your promise to never use technology as a babysitter, you'll need the kids to chill out quietly. For those crazy hot days and 5-hour flights, check out these new games for the kids - and yourself.
When you think of the books that are read and taught in high schools across the country, what are the first titles that come to mind? "The Great Gatsby," "Lord of the Flies," "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Of Mice and Men" probably flood your memory. The authors of these books - F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Golding, J.D. Salinger and John Steinbeck, respectively - have something in common: They're all white men.
Juggling school, activities, chores and friends is hard enough, so how can teens be expected to read a newspaper cover to cover or sit and watch the nightly news for an hour? Never fear - here are three quick, creative ways to get your daily dose of news!
When I accepted a Harry S. Truman Scholarship - a graduate school scholarship for college juniors who show leadership potential and have an interest in government or public sector service - I also accepted the fact that I would need to enroll in graduate school within four years of my college graduation (the maximum scholarship deferral period). As a college junior, four years seemed like a long time. However, when those four years were up, I found myself conflicted, having to decide between staying in the classroom and pursuing graduate school.
Dear Mr. Dad: I have to admit that my wife and I have been a bit self-centered in our adult lives, focusing on our work, earning money and supporting the family. We've done quite well financially, and we've both decided that we should start giving something back to our community. We want to get our kids involved, too, but they're pretty young - only 5 and 7. Honestly, I don't even know where to start. Are the kids too young? And what's the best way to get going?
My mother was a most unusual woman for her generation. She divorced my father when I was three, went to college and eventually obtained a Ph.D. in plant morphology when women were not heartily welcomed by the nearly all-male faculties of university science programs.
When it comes to shoes, I must confess that my wardrobe choices are rather uninspired. Alas, I veer not from the boring and humdrum. I own bland brown and black shoes, a tan pair and a white, as well as sensible sandals. I've yet to add a pair of red shoes to my closet, though it's been on my list of resolutions every new year. I think a spiffy scarlet or a rousing ruby would make anything I wear pop.
Q. My ex and I have been divorced for 10 years, and we share equal custody of our three sons. Our oldest son, 15, and his father recently had a fight, and my son refuses to speak to him and no longer wants to go back and forth between homes. His father has called me and told me to make our son talk to him. His father is a jerk, and I understand why our son won't talk to him. What is my responsibility in this? What's good ex-etiquette?
There was once a time when we took pictures of other people, but now we mainly take pictures of ourselves. Sometimes we take pictures of ourselves with other people, but usually (hopefully!) with us in the center doing something more clever than the other people - things like crossing our eyes, flaring our nostrils or sticking out our tongues - so that the other people are not much noticed. They're called selfies for a reason.
Several times a week, I run along the blind curves on the leafy side of town till I reach the contented exhaustion that comes from heavy exercise, the kind that makes you feel like someone poured hot coffee in your bones.