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  • Michelle Obama: Defining the first lady

     
    by Mark Silva In her short time on the national stage, Michelle Obama may have gone a long way to redefine the role of the first lady. President Barack Obama promised "change.'' Michelle Obama represents it - according to 44......
  • Time Running Out for Caryl Chessman

     
    Eleanor Roosevelt urges clemency for Caryl Chessman. An evocative story by the late Paul Weeks about a teenager who died in a spectacular car crash while running from the police. Eleanor Roosevelt, Aldous Huxley, Ray Bradbury, Steve Allen and Theodore...
  • Huffington to consumers: Boycott big banks [Updated]

     
    This post corrects an earlier version There can be few institutions more despised as 2010 begins than big U.S. banks, but what can the average person do about it? The answer, according to Huffington Post website founder Arianna Huffington and......
  • Brad Meltzer makes hard choices in 'Heroes for My Son'

     
    This blog is typically devoted to the heroes (and horrors) of fiction and film, but on this Saturday let's turn the attention to the inspiring leaders, transcendent artists and maverick souls of the real world. Author Brad Meltzer has a......
  • Amy Poehler wants to know if her Emmy nomination comes with cash

     
    Immediately after she learned she had been nominated for her lead role on "Parks & Recreation," Amy Poehler says she did some online banking, withdrew some money and bought herself a small plane. "I should really find out if any......
  • JFK Says 'No Pictures, Please'

     
    July 11, 1960: In the photo above, Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) tells photographer Joe Kennedy “No pictures, please” while sitting with Vel Phillips on July 10, 1960. The photo was taken during a rally at Shrine Auditorium led by the Rev. Martin...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

     
    Photograph by Frank Q. Brown / Los Angeles Times July 10, 1960: Eleanor Roosevelt refuses to ride in a limousine to a reception, preferring to walk half a mile with reporters. The absence of former President Harry Truman underscored the Democrats’ break...
  • 'Gossip Girl' recap: The beautiful and bland

     
    Around this time of year, most shows are busy celebrating Halloween. But in the "Gossip Girl" universe, Blair's birthday -- traditionally observed with champagne, fussy hors d'oeuvres, a handful of cameos by minor celebrities and a climactic showdown --...
  • Fine lines

     
    I’m cleaning off my desk here and the following quotes are on scraps of paper in a little pile. You may find some of the them wise and useful: We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result......
  • Tales of lingering spirits

    It's Halloween and time once again to gather family and friends around the fireplace in a darkened room and listen to the retelling of ghost stories while sipping chilled cider. Experts in the field of spectral phenomenon claim that Maryland and...
  • Part 2: The demolition machine

    The wrecking crews began tearing into the tavern on July 3, pummeling the Bavarian gable and the ornate brickwork that had the feel of old Germany. The tavern was part of "Schlitz Row," a mini-city of saloons, beer gardens, houses and stables that the...