| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to set the tone tonight for his second budget town hall meeting at the outset, saying he wanted to hear “ideas, not insults.”
“I want people to be constructive, not just complain. I am looking for solutions,&...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 7:24 PM
SAN DIEGO - Dozens of tea party members held signs and American flags outside Westview High School in the Poway Unified School District in support of a teacher forced to take down signs with the word "God" from his classroom walls.
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:53 PM
[Ed. note: No running diary this time. I was judging a Battle of the Bands for WPOC in Hanover aka doing my best Simon Cowell impression, so I didn't get home until 8:40 p.m. I watched a DVR-ed version. The obvious good news of the night is the auditiions...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:53 PM
A deceased biographer and a first-time bestselling novelist are among the finalists for the 2011 National Book Awards. Five finalists in four categories – fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature – were announced Wednesday...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Every so often a book comes along that changes the world in some way. Maybe it heralds the start of a social movement, or enlightens the world about events long hidden. Only in hindsight can we see what a difference such a book made. Here is one such...
| 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....
| Oct 27, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Electronic readers will make their debut this week at Anne Arundel County public libraries, when 200 e-readers become available for patrons to take home.
E-reader technology allows a user to have hundreds of hours of reading materials on a portable,...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 10:05 PM
The best moment of Tuesday night's 'Watch the Throne' tour stop at 1st Mariner Arena — and there were plenty of candidates — came 17 songs in, when Jay-Z and Kanye West ditched the flashy, multi-piece set and sat down, side by side, like old...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday offered a preview of the theme of his speech at the Democratic National Convention next month: his insider’s view of the moves President Barack Obama made after taking office.
“I'm going to testify to what I...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 12:45 PM
No. 50: KEVIN JACQUES
School: South Broward
Pos.: G, DT; Ht.: 6-0; Wt.: 265
Interested colleges: Navy, Temple, Yale, Miami
What's the biggest factor in selecting a college: Academics and the school's atmosphere
What's your favorite saying (motto)...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Actor-director Mario Van Peebles has listed a wooded compound in the Hollywood Hills at $1.675 million.
The nearly half-acre lot includes a main house, patio space and a guest house. Custom details include stairway handrails made from recycled metals,...