| May 26, 2011
| 8:12 AM
I’ve been spending a lot of time at my parents’ house in Massachusetts lately. Many people have been coming and going in that house including Sherry, the housekeeper and Erica, my mother’s nurse. Sherry and Erica recently bought the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:37 PM
A Virginia man who ran a commando training school in Mississippi has filed a $30 million libel suit in Orlando against Outside magazine.
James Frank Smith, Jr., 44, a former Fox News expert on counter-terrorism and security, alleges that a story in...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:25 PM
The "next generation of science" is at risk unless major changes are made to increase opportunities for young researchers, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels wrote in a scientific journal article published Tuesday.
Only 1 percent of...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:22 AM
The French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's staple is to be provocative — poking fun at popes, presidents as well as the Prophet Muhammad.
The satirical weekly has a history of drawing outrage across the Muslim world with crude cartoons of Islam's...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 11:03 AM
I want to be excited about plus-size model Ashley Graham appearing in Sports Illustrated's upcoming swimsuit issue. I really do.
But a couple of things are holding me back.
First, she's in an ad. So unlike the models who get paid to appear on the...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 12:16 PM
The Second City's Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton have spent decades helping businesses succeed by using the principles of improvisation. Their work has helped countless companies elevate strategy and improve teamwork, and it all starts with the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:28 PM
They're over her.
Sarah Palin's odd, rambling speech last weekend before an audience of committed conservative activists in Des Moines, Iowa, has many influential voices on the right saying that the time has come to acknowledge that the romance has gone...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 11:02 AM
Bill Maher hasn't been on vacation long — his show ended its 12th season in late November, but it's clear he's champing at the bit to get back to work, as evidenced by his appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Wednesday night.
The terror attack in...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Both the unifying power of social media and their tendency to oversimplify were on full display as word spread of the horrendous murders in Paris at the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
The ghastly, workmanlike slaughter of cartoonists,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
'Fearless to the death'
Most Americans never encountered the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. But they know today that the magazine was fearless in the face of threats. Fearless to the death.
On Wednesday, two masked gunmen stormed into the...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 10:03 AM
Re: "Costa Mesa police supporters plan rally on same day as 'wake'": Columnist Barbara Venezia seems to think Councilman Gary Monahan should know more about Jay Pinson than the police.
I met Pinson once at the councilman's business, Skosh Monahan's....