| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:50 AM
When I recently asked Norfolk musician Karl Werne if anything new and exciting was happening in his life or career, he responded with some bona fide news.
"The most exciting thing I have going is a new CD coming out Dec. 19," wrote Werne, who performs 6...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:23 PM
The Ferguson Center has been red hot when it comes to oldies shows recently. ZZ Top, Smokey Robinson, Darlene Love and Joan Jett have all played the Newport News theater in 2013. With today's announcement that Crosby, Stills & Nash are coming in March, it...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Gannett Co.'s $2.2-billion acquisition of Belo TV stations can move forward -- but the Department of Justice is demanding the sale of KMOV-TV Channel 4 in St. Louis as a condition for the agency's approval of the deal.
The proposed deal would give the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:41 PM
It is time for elementary students in Costa Mesa to submit an essay in the fourth annual Essay Contest, sponsored by the Costa Mesa Library Foundation. The contest will end Sept. 30. There are two grade-level categories — fifth and sixth grades, and...
| Sep 20, 2013
Chicago has a long and distinguished literary history, but I don’t think any reader in the city will be prepared for what native son Adam Langer has cooked up for his hometown.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
A La Cañada Flintridge neighborhood is on edge after the latest in a series of dog poisonings, this time reportedly from a meatball laced with a toxic pesticide.
Dan Horwath told KCBS-TV on Tuesday that his 7-year-old dog June nearly died a few weeks...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Can you name any of the poets on the longlist for the National Book Awards' 2013 prize in poetry? If you listen to National Public Radio, the answer is yes, you probably can.
That's because one of 10 finalists, named Tuesday, is nationally known for his...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Recently re-elected Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski may have felt like one of the chosen few when he received a congratulatory call from Vice President Joe Biden on election night, but, according to a story published yesterday by NPR, he’s not the only...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Is it possible for a major news organization to produce a story about the Social Security disability program without interviewing a single disabled person or disability advocate?
That's the experiment "60 Minutes" conducted Sunday. The result was...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:42 AM
For most people, the image of John F. Kennedy’s assassination is documentary. And we all know what that means. Where do you stand on the Zapruder film?
Was this the act of a single gunman or a conspiracy? With the 50th anniversary Friday of one of...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records (OOR) has granted in part a Right to Know Law (RTKL) appeal by PennFuture concerning Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's plans to develop natural gas in the Loyalsock State Forest's "Clarence Moore lands." Under the...