| Sep 12, 2012
Two years ago, Californian and citizen of the world Sarah Shourd was released from prison in Iran after an intense international campaign to free her. A bit more than a year later, that effort, including pressure from the State Department, Oman (the...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Some of the biggest blockbuster movies in the last 10 years are based on books. (That means you, Harry Potter and “The Hunger Games”). But the annual television lineup has always included its share of book adaptations as well, dating back to...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Almost as embarrassing as the content of Mitt Romney's remarks about nearly half of the American people at a fundraiser in May — "I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives" — was the fact the...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:19 PM
While on vacation in England several years ago, my husband and I had a regular practice of finding the library in each town where we were supposed to have ancestors and using their local history sections to find out more about the people who were there...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:20 AM
Baltimore pastor Donte Hickman took exception to a statement made in the Huffington Post Friday by Baltimore pastor Jamal Bryant who was quoted saying church leaders supporting same-sex marriage are "hypocrites."
Clergy should be able to debate theology...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:55 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling's first foray into adult fiction was bound to be compared to her wildly successful Harry Potter series, and, while "The Casual Vacancy" has earned mixed reviews, for some critics the magic has worn off.
The Casual Vacancy,...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Robert Zimmerman Sr. arrived at the Orlando Sentinel lobby alone March 15.
He was so nervous that he was trembling. Sad and resigned, he discussed death threats his family had received.
But the father of George Zimmerman also was determined as he...
| Mar 10, 2012
A Los Angeles mayoral candidate took an early campaign swipe at his leading opponents this week and inadvertently exposed the city Fire Department for publishing misleading performance data.
Top brass at the Los Angeles Fire Department on Friday admitted...
| May 18, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Atlanta's Girlyman plays sweet acoustic pop that strives to side step the saccharine. It's a fine line, admittedly. But judging from today's free track, Girlyman walks it with panache.
The band's been releasing albums at least since 2003. Six years...
| May 24, 2012
It's not surprising if you find yourself mulling the word Mondelez lately, given its conjuring of everything from "Mon-de-leza Rice" to the Russian term for a sex act.
It's also not surprising if you find yourself going, "Monde-who?," given that it's a...
| May 26, 2012
| 3:23 PM
I have been meaning to write a big piece about CBS News and "This Morning" for two weeks. But other assignments took precedence, so now I'll have to write a much smaller piece a day late after the network has already celebrated 100 days of its revamped...