| 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...
| Apr 15, 2013
Despite his humility and regard for God's rules, Old Job has a rough time in his book. The fire of God burns up his sheep, and his oxen are carried off by raiders, but that's just livestock. He gets boils on his head, but that's just an affliction of...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Francesco Clemente, "Clemente > Brazil > Yale"
Through June 2, Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, (203) 423-2600, art.yale.edu/32EdgewoodAveGallery, closed Tuesdays.
Francesco Clemente is, says Robert Storr, "a bit of a nomad,"...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:43 AM
There is nothing especially frightening about Room 350 at the Standard Hotel on the Sunset Strip. It overlooks the pool, with colorful mod décor pleasantly bathed in bright window light. Inside, documentary filmmaker Rodney Ascher is prepared to discuss...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:22 PM
The soft-shell crab sandwich would join Maryland's roster of state symbols under legislation passed Monday night by the Senate.
The 43-1 vote sends the bill to the House of Delegates, where it faces an uncertain fate. The House has generally been less...
| Apr 3, 2013
Pay attention to your food
To the editor:
Food is a small word, but is has big meanings. It can be our friend or our enemy. It is colorful. It can be a fruit or a vegetable, dairy, fish, meat or nuts. It can be canned, boxed, frozen, fresh packed,...
| 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:...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When Maureen Neunan's only child headed off to college halfway across the country, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom Ellicott City house where the two lived suddenly seemed enormous to the 56-year-old divorcee.
"I decided this was not where I wanted to be,...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Deborah "Debi" Austin, a Californian who became a symbol of the anti-smoking movement for her powerful role in advocacy and education, died last week. She was 62. Austin, of Canoga Park, is perhaps best known for her role in a......
| Oct 2, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Immigration-rights advocates are criticizing Gov. Jerry Brown for signing what they called a hollow, symbolic bill while vetoing one of the most closely watched pieces of immigration legislation in the country....