| Feb 9, 2013
| 11:34 PM
For 70-year-old May Quan Woo, being born and raised in El Centro meant that celebrating the Chinese New Year was extra special because it was a way for her and her family to stay tied to their Chinese roots.
“Culture is very important. If we don&...
| Feb 13, 2013
The top player in golf isn't in the Northern Trust Open field this week at Riviera Country Club and his name isn't Tiger Woods.
Rory Mcllroy, the Northern Ireland four-club clover who is still ahead of No. 2 Woods in the World Golf Rankings, took a...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:25 PM
When the luck of the Irish holds, the lovers buy Claddagh rings for their valentines, frat boys gearing up for St. Paddy's Day go for Guinness caps with built-in bottle openers — and come Christmas, there's a run on plum pudding and St. Nicks in...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
At the opening of the 20th century, an archaeologist unearthed a Bronze Age palace larger than Buckingham on the island of Crete in the ancient city of Knossos. In that collapsed edifice, which extended some six acres, he found hundreds of clay tablets...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:50 PM
The Symbol of the Unconquered
Silent Film Screening w/live accompaniment by William Hooker, May 24, 7:30 p.m., Q&A to follow, $5-$12, Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain, (860) 229-2072, trinityonmain.org
Drummer William Hooker's...
| May 21, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Walking out the front door one still morning at 5:00AM, the sweet fragrance of Magnolia flowers was overwhelming. As I walked through the yard, I noticed a number of flowering trees and plants in full bloom. My olfactory senses were in overdrive. ...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:17 PM
In much the same way the recent drug disposal day organized in Harford County was a valuable public service for people looking to safely divest themselves of unwanted medications, the gun turn-in day planned Saturday in Harford County and at locations...
| May 21, 2013
As a young girl growing up in the South, I looked forward to the fourth Sunday of August.
We called it "Homecoming" at my church in Hogansville, Ga. That was when folks who had moved away from our small, rural town seeking better opportunities in...
| May 1, 2013
| 1:19 PM
What do a journalist, musician, truck driver, soldier, politician and model have in common?
Fortitude in the face of chaos and the desire to uplift their homeland — Pakistan.
While headlines, predominantly in the United States, screamed blue...
| Oct 12, 2012
"Does anybody know that name?"
It was Thursday afternoon, and I was standing in Mathias "Spider" Schergen's classroom at Jenner Academy of the Arts when — only because I'd asked him — he put the question to a group of...
| Jul 30, 2012
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- For a man who had just lost $6 billion in less than 24 hours, Eike Batista was curiously upbeat. Brazil's richest man took to Twitter, as he is wont to do, to send a message to his almost 1 million followers.
"My fortune is in my...