| Nov 14, 2011
| 5:27 PM
I wasn’t too familiar with “The Hills” cast member-turned-“The City” star Whitney Port up until this past weekend. That’s when sightings of Port began to pour in. And they haven’t stopped.
Port – who has...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Courtney Senini knew something was amiss when aides started dashing in and out of the classroom, passing messages to the admirals and generals who taught her leadership seminar at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Finally, one of the aides stood before the room of...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 12:01 PM
WASHINGTON — With the country at war for nearly a decade, the president and first lady today unveiled a new campaign called "Joining Forces," to enlist all segments of society in helping service members and their families.
President Obama said...
| May 1, 2011
A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
| Apr 30, 2011
My favorite Daley moment came on a beautiful summer day during the 1996 Democratic National Convention.
The mayor and his wife paid a courtesy call at a lunchtime reception hosted by NBC's Tom Brokaw and PBS' Jim Lehrer at the Tavern Club. Seeing the...
| May 8, 2011
Harper Lee was working as an airline reservations agent in New York City, struggling to write a novel tentatively titled "Atticus," when a close friend gave her enough money to take time off and finish her book. Published in 1960 with an initial print run...
| May 9, 2011
| 9:47 PM
Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated, with Shriver moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage.
Shriver has been residing apart from the actor-turned-...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art....
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:58 PM
Santa didn't get run over by his reindeer, but he appears to have had a dust-up with an F-104 jet, in an elaborate Christmas display on Tom and Alice Blair's farm in St. Michaels.
The tableau depicts the aftermath of a midair collision involving Santa'...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Originally released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Lee's enduringly popular novel, this documentary compiles comments by many notables about the impact they felt from the story of Southern lawyer Atticus Finch and his handling...