| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:00 PM
In the 1950s, big truck-mounted contraptions belched clouds of DDT up and down residential streets, especially in the South, to get rid of mosquitoes and other pests.
In New York State, my father and his brother had a small side business using a...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Thank the universe for symbols. If it weren't for that stick figure wearing a triangle, think how many men would have barged into the wrong restroom and been arrested.
But not all symbols are so well recognized. In decorating, many common motifs,...
| 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.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger is the kind of notorious, made-for-the-movies character who motivates actors to brush up on their scowls. With Bulger's conviction Monday on charges of murder, extortion, money laundering and weapons possession, the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Fears of impending terrorist strikes against Western targets in the Muslim world reached fever pitch Tuesday after a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the evacuation of diplomatic missions in Africa and Europe and the approaching end of Ramadan and symbolic...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Notre Dame unveiled the latest Shamrock Series uniform on Monday. The annual game has now become more synonymous with the change of pace uniform than it is for being played off-site.
The Fighting Irish will wear this modern uniform against Arizona State...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:32 PM
“Man of Steel” flies into theaters Friday hoping to reinvent Superman for a new era, no small feat for the […]...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 8:55 PM
Tom Bergin's, the famed Irish saloon on Fairfax Avenue known for its strong Irish coffee, corned beef and cabbage and a pull on L.A. tourists, abruptly announced today that it is shutting its doors.
The pub -- one of the oldest restaurants in Los...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Coach Urban Meyer was asked by a reporter the other day about former University of Florida player Aaron Hernandez being arrested and charged with murder.
Meyer, the coach at Ohio State, offered a six-word response:
"I'm not gonna talk about that."...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Tom Bergin's, the Irish tavern on Fairfax Boulevard, announced this week that it would close its doors Sunday, prompting some regulars to fight to keep its iconic neon sign glowing and others to wonder what will happen to the thousands of shamrocks that...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Monday afternoon, I found Verbal Lee McDonald, an 86-year-old retired truck driver, enjoying the summer breeze on his marble steps in the 700 block of N. Kenwood Avenue — directly across the street from where one of Baltimore's 12 shootings occurred...