| 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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:55 AM
On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Around 22,000 people watched Roanoke's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday and saw some impressive floats.
The winners were announced Monday.
Virginia Highlands Pipe and Drums won best overall float.
The Patrick Henry High School Air Force ROTC...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:10 PM
If the Florida Atlantic University Jesus-"stomping" instructor was trying to make a point about religious tolerance, then point taken.
Too bad so many people, including our governor, are missing the point.
You and I may not like the classroom exercise...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Alongside Mr. Spock, Archie Bunker and the Fonz, James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano has been absorbed wholesale into the American psyche to rank as one of TV's most indelible icons.
In every sense of the term, Gandolfini's mob boss was larger than life:...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:37 AM
With the latest Superman movie set to open on Friday, ReligionLink looks at the spirituality behind super heroes making the transition from comic books to big screen:
Superman turns 75 this year, and in the latest cinematic retelling of his story, Man...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:44 PM
I get a kick out of the Leader’s political cartoonist, Bert Ring. Not only does Ring have a wicked sense of humor, his artistic skills are top-notch. Ring’s caricatures of Burbank City Council members are hilarious (and accurate). The...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Nash Kato was the swaggering singer-guitarist of the rising Chicago band Urge Overkill in the early '90s when he and his bandmates would hang out at Wicker Park's Rainbo Club, and, he recalls, a petite young woman was always hitting them up for beers...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Political slogans and pictures from the past can sometimes be confusing because modern times suggest a different meaning. In the 1900 U.S. presidential campaign, William McKinley used the slogans "Protection and Prosperity" and "Four more years of the...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Barbara Mickow believes niche retailers, or stores that carry a particular kind of product for a particular group of consumers, eventually run their course.
Even a store like hers.
Cragan's Irish Imports, 1643 Edison Road, South Bend, will close its...
| May 26, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Ask Matt Bevin how the year has gone since a fire destroyed his 180-year-old family business and he'll do something he has mostly avoided — look back instead of ahead.
"On the one hand it seems like it flew by, like it was yesterday, and on the...