| Nov 22, 2012
| 4:40 AM
CHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress effective Wednesday, citing the need to spend time "restoring my health."
Jackson, who announced his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, has been is the subject of several...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Forty-three years of letters, photographs, campaign buttons, itineraries and the occasional miniature flag are crammed into 2,000 fat binders lining three walls — floor to ceiling — of a storage room in the University of Maryland School of...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:05 PM
In her fifth novel, "Eight Girls Taking Pictures," Whitney Otto explores the 20th century lives of eight radical women photographers. In these fictionalized stories, the women battle sexism and throw off the yoke of domestic oppression to reinvent...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Writing a presidential biography is a work of selection. When the president in question is as iconic as Abraham Lincoln, the task is arduous. Consider that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield alone houses 1,600 original...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:36 AM
Unlike many stories about powerful Washington figures having secret affairs, the downfall of spy chief David Petraeus goes beyond sex.
The scandal surrounding the decorated four-star Army general who once ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan involves...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 5:48 PM
A full-time engineering professor at Morgan State University was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday in an alleged scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding.
Manoj Kumar Jha, 45, who...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Jesse Jarnow has a favorite rock band. Its name is Yo La Tengo. Jarnow has seen the Hoboken, N.J., trio perform 70 or 80 times and, as if it needs to be said, owns all its records — more than 20 — often in both digital and vinyl form. It's a...
| 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
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Steve Jobs' yacht was unveiled in a Dutch shipyard on Sunday, where the unusual boat designed by Jobs and famed minimalist designer Philippe Starck was christened "Venus," after the Roman goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory....