| Jan 18, 2009
Michelle Obama may be a trained lawyer with an Ivy League education, but on Tuesday night she will be America's Top Model. What she wears to the inaugural balls will set the style agenda for the administration and hold a mirror up to what it means to be a...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 11:55 AM
Michael Feinstein is on a mission, and we should thank him.
He's saving a vital part of America -- our music. His work, divided between performing familiar favorites and collecting music, is woven into a three-part documentary, PBS' "Michael Feinstein'...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:56 PM
"The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South"
By Alex Heard
Harper, 416 pages, $26.99
What begets a work like 'The Eyes of Willie McGee,' a book that should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U....
| Oct 25, 2010
| 5:41 PM
"Franklin Delano Roosevelt"
By Alan Brinkley
Oxford University Press, $12.95, 129 pages
FDR At a time of crisis in the American economy, one critic of federal programs charges the administration with stumbling "into philosophies which lead to the...
| Jun 3, 2010
Thirty-one seniors from Orange Coast Middle College High School's final graduating class received their diplomas on Wednesday to the thunderous applause of several hundred people in the audience.
It was a tearful experience for many, including alumni who...
| Mar 3, 2009
Go here: Wilmington combines a rich history of European country living with the excitement of nightlife and entertainment. Visit the museums, public gardens, art galleries and the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park during the day, and at night enjoy quality...
| Mar 22, 2009
Zig-zagging her cart past the wall of compost manure, around the few brave pots empty and shivering out in the late winter sunlight, Andrea Versenyi arrived, at last, at the root of her night-rousing visions: row upon row of bright, shiny seed packets....
| Mar 29, 2009
How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and
the Ultimate Starvation Diet
Harper: 292 pp., $25.99
Before Jack LaLanne and Jane Fonda, an odd man with an odd name reigned as America's...
| Feb 4, 2010
It's been called both a "bowl of blessedness" and the "soup of the Devil," and it's the stuff of legend.
Frank and Jesse James reputedly downed a few bowls before pulling some of their heists -- and supposedly spared one town because of it. O. Henry spun...
| Feb 19, 2010
Onstage in a UCLA auditorium, tenor Rickard Roudebush intones the solemn words of the Episcopal funeral rite: "I am the resurrection and the life. . . . He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. Amen!"
A chamber opera called "The...
| Jan 18, 2009
"I can't wait until spring," says author Bill Alexander. "I miss lettuce. I haven't had any decent lettuce for months."
He's not the only one waiting eagerly for the growing season to begin. All signs are that 2009 will be a banner year for vegetable...