| May 28, 2012
| 4:58 PM
There were many moving moments during Monday's annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, in Timonium.
The program included nearly two hours of musical selections by military bands and choral groups and prayers, along with...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:05 AM
"The personal is political" slogan emerged from the consciousness-raising of early feminist groups, and it informs William Chafe's new book, "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal." This isn't to say that historian Chafe is burning any bras,...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Fifty years ago, people in the United States had very real fears of the possibility of nuclear annihilation in an exchange of nuclear missiles with the Soviet Union. The Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 brought that fear very close. But the year before,...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:00 AM
The Life of William Rehnquist
John A. Jenkins
Public Affairs: 368 pp., $28.99
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist was a curious man. He could be courtly and gracious, elegant in argument and a...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 6:09 PM
When the door to Donald Hopper's garage rolled up, it revealed a scene out of Car and Driver. A mint, cherry-red convertible built in the mid-'60s was parked atop a gleaming black-and-white checkered floor — a giant racing flag. Hopper said it was...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:56 AM
If you wanted to pitch a novel about World War II battle, the following story line might be considered too dramatic.
Six months after the Navy suffers its most catastrophic loss in history, it defies expectations and turns to fight.
A Navy captain...
| Jun 24, 2012
Harper: 820 pp., $34.99
Walter Cronkite was not inclined to introspection, and historian Douglas Brinkley emulates his subject in this thorough biography of the news broadcaster who in...
| Jul 4, 2012
The show: The world premiere of Mark St. Germain's "Dr. Ruth, All the Way" at Barrington Stage's St. Germain Theater, Pittsfield, Mass.
First impression: A big hand for the little ladies — actress Debra Jo Rupp portraying sex therapist and media...
| Jul 6, 2012
Michael J. Ybarra, a former Times reporter who had recently chronicled his extreme-sports adventures for the Wall Street Journal, was killed in a mountain-climbing fall over the weekend on the edge of Yosemite National Park. He was 45.
| Jul 29, 2012
Marilyn Monroe certainly achieved fame in the course of her 36-year lifetime, but in the five decades since her death, she's become such a celebrity-branding superstar, it often feels as if America's proto-platinum pinup never really left the building...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:23 PM
It was the first presidential election I remember: 1952, Eisenhower vs. Stevenson.
I was 7 and a student in Mrs. Collins' third-grade class at Corona del Mar Elementary School — a leafy, secreted campus that has long since been bulldozed....