| Jun 28, 2011
| 5:28 PM
As a senior at Western High School, Nancy S. Grasmick imagined becoming a pediatrician, but a near-fatal reaction to penicillin left her deaf and altered her life.
In the first few months of adjusting to her new world, she became obsessed with Helen...
| Oct 29, 2011
Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works...
| Dec 30, 2012
Janice Patterson remembers calling her mother to announce she was engaged. There wasn't much excitement on the other end of the line.
"She said, 'Well, I'll tell your father. It's your life,' Janice recalls. "Then she said, 'I have to get off the...
| Jun 27, 2011
Bristol Palin lived a fairly ordinary childhood until the national spotlight/pregnancy thing. But is it enough to write a memoir? Apparently so....
| Jan 18, 2012
"God's Ear," by Jenny Schwartz, opens at the Zephyr Theatre....
| Feb 2, 2012
Surprising stats from the most famous awards show of them all...
| Apr 3, 2012
Peck has some memorable colleagues on the film. Horton Foote won the Oscar for adapting Lee's novel. Robert Mulligan was nominated for directing the black-and-white classic. Mary Badham was nominated for supporting actress for her touching performance...
| Jun 20, 2012
I'm troubled, Dance Moms Nation. No, not about the overall feeling of discord and dread that seems to have permeated Pittsburgh. No, not about the conspicuous lack off attention my beloved Ohio sign is getting thus far. Not even about how much sleep...
| Sep 26, 2007
The anticipation was unparalleled. Even before the iPhone came out, The Times' Joel Stein was humiliated not to have one. "It seems impossible to me that everyone hasn't gotten an iPhone and already begun mocking me as I punch away on my tiny, caveman...
| May 16, 2010
| 9:41 AM
If Luke Skywalker married Alice in Wonderland, their daughter might well be Ashley Eckstein.
OK, that may be pushing the Disney-Lucasfilm cross-branding trend, but consider this: as a baby, Eckstein moved to Orlando, where her dad worked at Walt Disney...
| Jul 30, 2009
Mattie Hawkinson's soft voice takes on an edge as the actress tells me bluntly: "I did not want to be in a sexy rape play."
We're sitting backstage at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, where Hawkinson is starring in David Harrower's "Blackbird," a...