| Nov 4, 2011
Starting at sunset Saturday, artist Kelley Bell will place Baltimore's venerable landmark Bromo Seltzer Tower at the exact center of the solar system.
For at least the next five weeks, pedestrians and motorists will view the four faces of the clock tower...
| Sep 4, 2011
Any skyscraper is a contradiction.
The tall tower is architecture's most famous building type and also the one most clearly at odds with the profession's roots. Fundamentally, architecture is shelter, a concession that we're afraid to face the elements...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Bob Berry of Newport News stood at the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
First in line for the next group tour, he looked up at the clear, blue sky and saw something he could not explain
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:52 PM
In 2001, the month of September promised to be an exciting time for Anne and Arthur Korff of Newport News.
Anne directed a women’s choral group called The Songbirds, and they were headed to Scotland to perform. Several husbands, including Arthur,...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 6:09 PM
It seems like just yesterday. And yet it also seems like a lifetime ago; that bright, blue, sun-splashed September morning 10 years ago when our world changed forever. It was one of those moments, like Pearl Harbor and John Kennedy’s assassination,...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Every year on Sept. 11, Ed Dadakis drives to the waterfront park at Greenwich Point to read an essay he wrote about how he avoided death that day.
He pulls out the detailed, seven-page report, which explains why he missed a morning meeting in his...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Growing up in New York, I watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center going up in the early 1970s. I recall how, at times, one of the buildings was rising a few floors faster than the other. But once it was all said and done, there they were —...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 8:21 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Amy Davidson was born in Phoenix on this day in 1979. This birthday gal earned recognition playing Kerry Hennessy on "8 Simple Rules" from 2002-05. She's guest-starred on "Ghost Whisperer", "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY," as well...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Jason Miller has the dream job of many 9-year-olds: He builds things with Lego blocks for a living.
The 27-year-old Orlando resident has been fascinated by the colorful building bricks since he was a child. So after Merlin Entertainments Group...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:12 PM
THE SKINNY: Welcome to the world of "The X-Factor." From the start of Wednesday night's premiere, the "X" would take the foundations of "American Idol" — high drama, big lights and heartfelt stories — and build for the sky. This was an...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 10:53 AM
Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists hit the desert this week to get eyeball to eyeball with a passing asteroid, using a massive satellite dish to ping microwaves off the huge space object and gain a sense of what it is made of and when it is coming...