| Sep 1, 2012
For all the horrible scenarios I had in mind for my first day of high school, a shooting never crossed my mind.
It was fourth period and we were just about to watch a movie when the intercom crackled. My principal declared, "We are in a lockdown."...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 5:59 PM
"I heard that Clint Eastwood is channeling me at the RNC. My lawyers and I are drafting our lawsuit.” @bobnewhart
During Thursday’s telecast of the Republican National Convention, legendary comedian Bob Newhart, 82, got a call from his...
| Sep 12, 2012
The massacres in Aurora, Colo., and at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee. The shootings outside the Empire State Building, in which an ex-employee killed his boss. Escalating gang warfare. In recent months, violence seemed to erupt everywhere. To get a...
| Sep 18, 2012
Changing a lightbulb in your own place is one thing. Try doing it 1,500 feet in the sky while standing on the roof of the tallest building in North America with only your own balance and wits keeping you on solid ground.
It's all in a day's work for...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Lika many parents, I spent hours poring over "Where's Waldo" books with my kids, but I was amazed to hear that the series is marking its 25th anniversary beginning today. How time flies.
The geeky guy with the red-striped shirt and goofy cap has become a...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 8:11 AM
A tweet this morning from @WoodenHorse Pub caught my eye: "Reader's Digest Association reportedly is almost out of cash & trying not to default. Downgraded by S & P this month."
To anyone growing up on the 1950s and 1960s, seeing that tweet is like...
| May 25, 2012
In early 1969, a young artist working in the Nevada desert had an idea for an epic sculpture. Michael Heizer had found a 120-ton boulder in the mountains and wanted to set it above a trench dug in a dry lake bed.
Visitors would be able to walk into the...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Wedding day: Sept. 29, 2012
Thomas' story: Thomas Roberts, 40, grew up in Towson and is a news anchor for MSNBC. His mother, Michelle Roberts, is retired and worked in the finance department for Sheppard Pratt Health System. His father, Albert "Rob"...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 11:14 AM
El tiempo pasa volando. Parece que fue ayer toda la algarabía que creó la apertura de LEGOLAND Florida, el primer parque temático abierto en la Florida Central en más de una década, pero ya hace un año. El balance de estos 365 días tiene que tener a los...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:37 AM
The partisan media madness started early Tuesday on the "Fox & Friends" morning show with host Steve Doocy somehow turning a report on midnight voting in Dixville Notch, N.H., into an attack on President Barack Obama for his handling of the September...
| Jun 9, 2013
After a quarter-century spent raising the bar on the men's grooming experience — opening a handful of just-for-the-guys salons coast-to-coast and launching an eponymous line of men's hair- and skincare products — John Allan is going...