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  • PASSINGS: Tony Benn, Khushwant Singh, Scott Asheton

    PASSINGS: Tony Benn, Khushwant Singh, Scott Asheton
    Tony Benn Renounced title to stay in House of Commons Tony Benn, 88, a committed British socialist who irritated and fascinated Britons through a political career spanning more than five decades and who renounced his aristocratic title rather than...
  • South Bethlehem is increasingly vibrant

    South Bethlehem is increasingly vibrant
    At some point during my stint as a chili judge at this year's Spring on Fourth, What's on Third? festival in south Bethlehem, I was feeling particularly mellow, and I couldn't resist pulling my phone out and sending a Twitter message. "I'm drinking beer...
  • Who would belong on real Lehigh Valley Mount Rushmore?

    Who would belong on real Lehigh Valley Mount Rushmore?
    Nominations are trickling in for my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters and for the Mount Rushmore of the four greatest Hall of Famers. I have developments to report, including an expansion of the original request. More on that in a...
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum works through nation's pain to honor victims

    9/11 Memorial Museum works through nation's pain to honor victims
    "Listen, I'm on an airplane that's been hijacked." The voice is calm, as if from a man running late for dinner, not from someone about to die. The man speaking, Brian D. Sweeney, is gone, but his last message to his wife can be heard by picking up a...
  • L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form

    L.A.'s Velveteria celebrates kitsch art form
    It could be argued, maybe not by snooty art historians but certainly by congenitally low-brow connoisseurs of kitsch, that to be famous in America, truly iconic, one's likeness must be painted on black velvet. Step into a cramped, dimly lit storefront...
  • Fort Lauderdale museum's Turtle Walks coming right up

    Fort Lauderdale museum's Turtle Walks coming right up
    Now's the time to register for a chance to catch sea turtles in the act of laying their eggs. The Museum of Discovery and Science's annual Turtle Walks on Fort Lauderdale beach start in June, but fill up fast. "South Florida is one of the most...
  • 1st distress call from stricken ferry was from child

    1st distress call from stricken ferry was from child
    The first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was made by a boy with a shaking voice, three minutes after the vessel made its fateful last turn. He called the emergency 119 number which put him through to the fire service, which in turn...
  • This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail

    This is the year to hike the Dylan Thomas trail
    In his short life, Dylan Thomas became one of the world's first multimedia superstars through his spellbinding poetry, stage readings, and dramatic writing for the stage, screen, radio and television. Just 39 when he died in November 1953, Thomas also...
  • Peeping behind the front door of the homes of London's famous residents

    Peeping behind the front door of the homes of London's famous residents
    He craved more, more and even more stuff. "I think he went a bit loopy after his wife died," whispered the woman standing next to me as we stood in Sir John Soane's Museum gazing at antiquities dangling from ceilings and perched on the rafters. Was...
  • 'The Last Five Years' Intriguing, Insightful But A Bit Cool

     'The Last Five Years' Intriguing, Insightful But A Bit Cool
    The show: “The Last Five Years” at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven. What makes it special?: Revival of composer Jason Robert Brown's 2002 two-character musical examination of a failed marriage with the wife at the end of the split going...
  • Frankie Knuckles, house music 'godfather,' dead at 59

    Frankie Knuckles, house music 'godfather,' dead at 59
    In Chicago, Frankie Knuckles was called the “godfather,” not because of any underworld connections, but because he helped build house – a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s...