| Nov 7, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Amid the tributes that poured out after Nora Ephron's 2012 death, one anecdote was repeated often. It was about Phoebe Ephron, Nora's hard-driving screenwriter mother, who became a cirrhotic alcoholic and on her deathbed instructed her eldest daughter,...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Following last week's elections, reports surfaced in dribs and drabs of voters being turned away from the polls in Virginia and Texas, two states that instituted draconian voter ID laws. It's an off-year election, and the evidence is too anecdotal to...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Sephora has pulled a un-PC shade of lipstick from its shelves -- and it wasn't the color that was controversial.
The cosmetics giant this week removed "Celebutard," a pinky-beige hue from the Kat Von D lipstick line, following complaints from disability...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Another crazed, furious loner shocks the world. This time I'm a little too close to the edge of the chaos.
I gape at the TV in disbelief: I'm supposed to fly out of Los Angeles Airport -- Terminal 3, no less -- that afternoon, but all I see is footage of...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
León Krauze grew up in a household of Mexico City intellectuals, where soccer, pop music, literature and politics were vigorously debated and it wasn't unusual to see a Nobel Prize winner seated at the family dinner table.
As a youth he visited...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:23 PM
A former Muhlenberg student has been cast in a potential main role on the CBS series "NCIS" according to the Huffington Post. Emily Wickersham, who attended the Allentown college in 2006, has been cast as Ellie Bishop, possibly taking the......
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
It's on! In Hidden Agenda Fuels Challenge to Pivotal Death Penalty Case, Chicago Innocence Project director David Protess reports in the HuffPo on who's funding the documentary film that's out to prove he (and others) made a mistake in the......
| Oct 20, 2013
I've missed a few episodes of "Breaking Bad." All of them, to be precise.
I haven't caught much (any) of "Scandal," "Orange Is the New Black" or "The Good Wife."
I love TV — the dialogue, the narratives, the way characters and their conflicts...
| Sep 29, 2013
I delivered the sermon from my driver's seat pulpit, my favorite mount from which to dispense worldly wisdom and perspective.
So I didn't actually see my children's eyes rolling. But the air hung heavy with that mixture of weariness and disdain that...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Republican Senator Dean Heller, the junior Senator from Nevada, announced Monday his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which likely makes him the crucial 60th vote in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's attempt to get the bill...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Ever since President Clinton "did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," whatever remains of standards seem to have fallen even lower among people who hold offices and positions once thought to require good behavior and strong moral...