| Sep 2, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Gordon Alexandre has never shied away from confrontation.
As a student at UCLA during the 1960s and ’70s, he rocked an enormous afro while serving as a vocal grass-roots organizer. Later, as a history professor at Glendale Community College, he...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:27 PM
More than 100 years ago, the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie saw the potential for the public library to be the center of enlightened learning in every community. He offered to build libraries if communities would contribute land, furnish money for...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:21 PM
As the holiday season approaches, it brings many festive occasions with friends and family.
However, it also brings increased risks of being injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents on our roadways.
Just a reminder: A DUI conviction can cost...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:45 AM
The American Library Association awarded Anne Enright and Robert K. Massie the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, respectively, on Sunday during the ALA's annual conference. Enright was recognized for her novel, "The...
| Jan 29, 2012
For more than 40 years, the Tribune crusaded against an "unspeakable offense," a "monster cruelty": English spelling.
From Jan. 28, 1934, to Sept. 28, 1975, the newspaper adopted a system of simplified spelling, a cause dearly felt by publisher Col....
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:32 PM
A Muskegon police officer has earned national recognition for saving a pilots' life after a 2010 plane crash.
FOX 17 spoke to pilot Chris Porter, from Illinois, after his plane went down near the Muskegon County airport.
From his hospital bed,...
| Dec 21, 2011
How'd they do it?
That is often thought to be the primary motivation behind our fascination with the life stories of business behemoths: a curiosity about the means – both noble and scurrilous – by which mammoth fortunes are made. "Steve...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:29 PM
How'd they do it?
That is often thought to be the primary motivation behind our fascination with the life stories of business behemoths: a curiosity about the means — both noble and scurrilous — by which mammoth fortunes are made.
| Oct 28, 2008
For the last decade, Oxnard has been trying to shirk its stigma as the place you drive past on the 101 to head to more glamorous destinations such as Santa Barbara. A thriving agricultural area (made famous by its annual California Strawberry Festival...
| Jun 10, 2009
Jackson Lears is a formidable, compellingly original cultural and intellectual historian.
In "No Place of Grace: Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture, 1880-1920," Lears skillfully delineated the role of aesthetic radicals -- notably...
| Jan 22, 2010
| 7:48 PM
Alastair Martin, a longtime amateur tennis champion who helped transform the game by opening major tournaments to professionals, died Jan. 12 of natural causes at his home in Katonah, N.Y. He was 94.
Martin was a longtime champion of court tennis, a...