| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Kuma's Corner, a heavy metal-themed burger joint on Chicago's North Side, this month is featuring a 10-ounce burger topped with a red wine reduction and an unconsecrated communion wafer, a menu item that, depending on whom you talk to, is either tasty...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Several years ago, I served as the Grand Marshal for Seattle's St. Patrick's Day parade. That year, the visiting dignitary was Noel Dempsey, then the Irish minister for communications. Noel explained to me that each St. Patrick's Day, the demand for Irish...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With sincere apologies to, and selective quotations from, Finley Peter Dunne, creator of the immortal Mister Dooley, the Irish barkeep and political sage who first noted that politics ain't beanbag.
Francis X. Hennessey looked even more confused than...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Top o' the mornin' to you! -- or whatever time of day it is you happening to be reading this. Saint Patrick's Day is coming this weekend. And its day of arrival this year, being a Sunday, offers a particular challenge to those of us who love to...
| Jul 19, 2013
The long overdue, productive conversation about race and justice in America, now sputtering to a start, is going to stall if we continue bickering over the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
That quarrel is now pointless. Pointless because the jury has...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Baltimore on Monday evening to express outrage over the Trayvon Martin case but also to use the teen as a symbol of systemic issues facing the black community in the city and around the country.
| Jun 29, 2013
| 6:21 PM
They were farmers, painters and watchmakers. Saddlers, millers and carpenters.
Boys from towns like Easton. And men from tiny hamlets like Bath.
Almost all of the 993 soldiers in the 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment hailed from Northampton...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:19 AM
SOUTH BEND -- It was only a matter of moments before Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick’s summer beard lost its distinction as the most prominent feature on his face.
A scowl quickly grabbed that qualification.
That’s when the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Trayvon Martin's hoodie, which has become a symbol for race relations in America, could be headed to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
The director of the Institution's coming National Museum of African American History and Culture said...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:58 PM
The Smithsonian on Friday dismissed reports that it aimed to acquire the hoodie that Trayvon Martin was wearing when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last month.
Reports swirled this week after the director of the planned...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:26 AM
The High Holy Days services for the congregation at Temple Beth David in Cheshire this year will be just like others around Connecticut in many ways.
But in one big way, they will be very different — because the congregation's services on the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Mount Carmel senior Christian Searles spent last season playing cornerback because he wasn't needed on offense.
Searles welcomed his return to the offense Saturday by catching two touchdown passes during a 40-0 victory against St. Patrick at Soldier...