| Feb 27, 2011
If a student dared to use the word "reveal" in a story, Alhambra High School journalism teacher Ted Tajima would wield his red pencil and boom in his eloquent baritone, "Only God reveals."
To his students, he was "T" or "Mr. T," a man of inspiration...
| Oct 23, 2011
For Piri Thomas, being a dark-hued Latino in 1930s New York was far from the best of worlds. His siblings were fair-skinned, like his Puerto Rican mother, but he took after his black Cuban father, whose unsettled feelings about race scarred both of them....
| Jan 12, 2011
Christopher Trumbo, the screen and television writer son of Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted and imprisoned during the Red Scare as a member of the Hollywood 10, has died. He was 70.
Trumbo died Saturday from complications of...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Don't forget the "ideas" part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas which takes place June 16 to 30 in New Haven.
Heading the list of intriguing speakers is high wire artist Philippe Petit speaking on "Nothing Is Impossible" Saturday, June 16...
| Apr 9, 2012
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program.
Beginning in 1968, as one of...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Mother Dolores Hart, who lives a cloistered life at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethelhem, CT, will walk the red carpet Sunday in support of the Oscar-nominated documentary, "God Is The Bigger Elvis," about her life.Here is Frank Rizzo's interview from...
| May 30, 2011
| 7:48 AM
Online hackers have pirated the PBS website and posted a false story claiming the rapper Tupac Shakur -- who has been dead for almost 15 years -- is alive and living in New Zealand.
The group -- called The Lulz Boat -- also posted what it said were...
| Jan 1, 2012
Eva Zeisel, one of the most influential industrial designers of the 20th century who created lyrical yet practical tableware and ceramics, has died. She was 105.
Zeisel, whose deceptively simple designs first became popular in the 1940s and are still...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Bringing "Fela!" to Broadway was astonishing to producer Stephen Hendel.
Having the show go to London where the National Theatre produced the musical in repertory with "Hamlet" (and later filmed for "NT Live!" HD broadcasts) was amazing.
| May 17, 2011
Joseph Wershba, a pioneering CBS reporter and producer whose work on Edward R. Murrow's "See It Now" series in the 1950s helped expose the McCarthy era's communist witch hunt and demonstrated the power of television, has died. He was 90.
Wershba, a two-...
| Nov 26, 2011
Tom Wicker, a former New York Times political reporter, columnist and Washington bureau chief who covered President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas and became part of the news as a mediator during the 1971 Attica prison riot in upstate New York, has...