| Dec 24, 2014
| 8:25 AM
"Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences.
But welcome as it is for being the first Hollywood production to put the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 9:33 AM
President Barack Obama's latest war strategy makes one wonder: Is another Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office debating with himself about how to meet the existential threat that faces him?
In laying out his call to Congress for a new authorization for use...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 6:23 PM
Physicist Val Fitch was not a lawbreaker, but he is famous for broken laws.
In a classic 1960s series of experiments, Fitch and his Princeton University colleague James Cronin proved that one of the key laws of physics hitherto thought immutable —...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:45 AM
The Nobel Prize-winning novelist Isaac Bashevis Singer used to say he liked writing for children because they didn't read the New York Times Book Review, they just liked what they liked. The same can be said for Oscar voters: They don't care about what...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 12:25 PM
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres captivated more than 1,300 people with humor and optimism during the Greater Miami Jewish Federation's recent 2015 Main Event at the Hilton Miami Downtown.
Nearly $1.4 million was raised at the sold-out Main Event,...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:19 PM
To the editor: Thank you for your excellent obituary of Charles Townes. As scientists who had the great fortune to work closely with Townes earlier in our careers, we benefited greatly from his tutelage and his attention.
Townes was a teacher above...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I read with a sense of chagrin and exasperation reporter Ian Duncan's article on Maryland resident Alan Gross who is incarcerated in Cuba ("Wife of jailed contractor and White House plea for his release," Dec. 3).
The spokesman for the State...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:31 PM
On "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart can make any celebrity promotional appearance fun with his laid-back shoot-the-bull style. But occasionally, his full intellect is engaged, most generally by interviewing someone from the political sphere. Or an author....
| Feb 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
On to ... certainly not Victory! That would be too definite, too clear, too convincing a goal for a president who, far from convincing the rest of us to support his...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Here we are, 20 years after being jilted by the Rams and Raiders, arriving at a theater of the absurd.
You need to read about this stuff in a small, soundproof room, so nobody will hear your loud giggles and screeches of laughter and suggest a...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:47 PM
More people will have the opportunity to view rare Ernest Hemingway writings and photographs, thanks to a state grant that will allow the Oak Park Public Library to digitize artifacts related to the Nobel Prize-winning author and onetime village resident....