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YOUNG VOICES: When do you pull a prank, when do you pull the plug?

YOUNG VOICES: When do you pull a prank, when do you pull the plug?

Pranks have been pulled for as long as anyone can remember. When is it funny and when is it enough? Is it a practical joke or something more? These questions are probably what go through most people’s minds.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: One-woman stage show humorous look at growing up Lutheran in NWI

OFFBEAT: One-woman stage show humorous look at growing up Lutheran in NWI

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Absinthe' bawdy burlesque fun a great stage fit for Las Vegas

OFFBEAT: 'Absinthe' bawdy burlesque fun a great stage fit for Las Vegas

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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A funny thing happened on the way to the library...

What started out as a story on our wonderful Hammond native, Jean Shepherd, turned out to be a discovery (at least for me) of how connected our lives can be when we start putting the pieces together. It turns out to be a small world indeed.

March 09, 2012 12:00 am
Radio Humorist Jean Shepherd

Radio Humorist Jean Shepherd

Jean Shepherd, the radio humorist from Hammond, Ind., is the subject of a new documentary being produced by Nick Mantis. Shepherd was honored in New York City Jan. 23 with a tribute event at The Paley Center for Media.  

January 24, 2012 12:00 am
Jim Post Stars as Mark Twain in "Mark Twain and the Laughing River"

Jim Post Stars as Mark Twain in "Mark Twain and the Laughing River"

Theatre at the Center has Jim Post as Mark Twain performing his popular 'Mark Twain and the Laughing River' for a string of performances Tuesday through Dec. 31.

December 23, 2011 12:00 am
At Home: Buyer's market? Yes, but beware

At Home: Buyer's market? Yes, but beware

Mint condition: Whether you're buying a house or a car, don't believe everything the salesperson tells you, and remember these hallmarks of a smart buyer: Do your homework. Don't get emotional. Don't be in a hurry.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: The long fall from the diversity summit

Until I attended the Diversity Summit at Valparaiso University a couple of weeks ago, I thought I was pretty diverse. More diverse than pretty, certainly.

April 16, 2011 12:00 am
Freeman finds faith in being funny

Freeman finds faith in being funny

The roads to the forthcoming Chicago mayoral election and 2012 Presidential race may be fresh, but Windy City jack–of–many–trades funnyman Aaron Freeman is already finding comedy diamonds in the rough.

October 08, 2010 12:00 am
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