| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:55 AM
If you ever have occasion to travel to Columbus, Ohio, be sure to check-out a fabulous attraction.
This summer, a visit with family took us to the Buckeye State for a long weekend.
We spent a day at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, a pretty amazing...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010, about 88% of their rural population was at poverty level after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Hundreds of thousands were killed and, as a result of the tragedy, people from all over the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:20 AM
Ben started bringing home "Big Nate" books from the library...literally reading them for hours...enamored with this funny boy who racks-up detentions and gets himself into silly scrapes.
We read together...and then I asked Ben: "Where is Nate's mom?" ...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Dear Joyce: After graduating this year with a pile of tuition debt, I've applied for employment at numerous companies. Nutshell: Zip! Any clues to why I'm not getting offers? -- D.V.
A zillion things could be keeping you outside employment venues with...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:46 PM
When I moved to the Bay Area in 2007 to run the Wikimedia Foundation, the first thing that struck me was the eerie absence of women. I'd spent most of my working life at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., where we used to joke that women took power when the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The familiar cliche is that Chicago's international reputation rests primarily on three features: roaring '20s gangsters typified by Al Capone, machine politics and Michael Jordan. But were there any justice to the world, it really should be famous as the...
| Dec 12, 2014
Ludwig Wittgenstein famously used the "duck-rabbit," a reversible image that can be seen as either a duck or a rabbit, to illustrate different ways of seeing. Ali Smith's sixth novel, "How to be both," shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize earlier this...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:39 PM
No, Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was not killed Sunday after he took a huge hit during the St. Louis Rams match, which knocked Sanders out of the game.
Sanders is alive and well, despite the fact that someone edited his Wikipedia page...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 6:59 PM
BOSTON — The Game was relevant in every way again, among the patricians as well as the peasants who would tune in to watch Handsome Dan lick Kirk Herbstreit's face.
And when it was over, with the victorious Harvard players lingering for at least a...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:14 AM
The show opens with the Dance of Contestants Past, culminating with our three finalist couples -- Alfonso Ribiero & Witney Carson, Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas and Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy -- front and center.
Each of the finalist couples...