| Nov 27, 2013
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where travelers wait in line to check in at the Los Angeles International Airport. More than 43 million people are to travel over the long holiday weekend, according to AAA. Also, President...
| Nov 30, 2013
Each week Framework brings you the very best in visual journalism from around the world; this week is no exception. Southern California: Black Friday shoppers storm shopping malls and stores on a rainy day in the Southland in the annual post-...
| Dec 8, 2012
As a child in Hebrew school, I was taught the story of the Hanukkah miracle: When the Jews in the land of Israel defeated the foreigners, the priests seeking to rekindle the temple's eternal light found enough ritually pure oil for only one day....
| Dec 9, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Occupy them all you want, but the Wall Street types and their multitude of minions deserve credit for this: They've made us the world's best-trained and most-eager consumers on the planet, so much so that we've taken every lovely year-end holiday —...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 1:16 PM
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, particularly here in South Florida. It’s when zealots use their religion as a bludgeon to assert their primacy over others, and when the voluntarily offended derive a sense of dignity from taking...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 8:03 PM
The annual Holiday Festival of Trains is on display through Jan. 29 at the B&O Railroad Museum, 2711 Maryland Ave. The exhibit features custom-built model train layouts. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays (closed Dec. 24-25 and...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Here's something Howard County can brag about: It hosts the state's only "Nutcracker" holiday extravaganza on ice, perhaps even on the entire East Coast.
Presented each year by the Columbia Figure Skating Club, it's a pretty cool show in more ways than...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 6:56 PM
Downtown businesses — and even some Occupy Baltimore activists themselves — breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday that city officials cleared the encampment that the group had set up near the Inner Harbor as part of a national protest against...
| Dec 18, 2011
After a year like this one, we need a month to relax and recover. Happy December, and may all your trivia come in lists of 10.
1 The traditional Christmas plant we call a poinsettia was known by the Aztecs as cuetlaxochitl. Its current name came from the...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 1:18 PM
The Walters Art Museum has been putting its stamp on the nation for more than 77 years — but never in quite the way that it's doing this holiday season.
The museum's "Madonna of the Candelabra," a painting by Raphael with a romantic past, has...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 8:21 PM
'The Art of Uncertainty'
Dennis Merritt Jones will talk about "The Art of Uncertainty" at an Inside Edge networking breakfast meeting at UC Irvine's University Club, 801 E. Peltason. The event starts at 6:30 a.m. First-time guests pay $35...