| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:01 PM
The Baby Boom, that largest of American generations, is a bundle of contradictions. Its signal characteristics are self-absorption and short attention spans, but also tolerance, nonviolence, a tendency toward political engagement (for better or worse)...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:05 PM
National Public Radio on Sunday plans to air the story of the recent rebroadcast of the 1943 Sunpapers Christmas Show and its impact on a Catonsville woman, who heard her father's voice on the program for the first time as an adult.
Weekend All Things...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Back from a short vacation, your weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. "When you enter phrases into the Google Books Ngram......
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Thursday morning, about 10 a.m., it was 6 degrees Fahrenheit in Hell. You would think it would be much hotter.
But Hell, Mich., freezes over regularly. With the polar vortex bringing frigid temperatures to the East, Midwest and even down South, the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79.
A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:12 PM
They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night.
They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:36 AM
A couple of hard-edged veteran cops are driving down a desolate Louisiana road after investigating a grisly crime scene in HBO’s new Sunday-night drama, “True Detective.”
They have been partners for three months but have spoken little...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Many of President Obama's closest advisors have embraced a controversial assessment of one of the National Security Agency's major data collection programs — the belief that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks could have been...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Aaron Sorkin's cable news drama "The Newsroom" will be back for a third and final season.
HBO announced production on the final season would begin this spring with plans for a fall debut.
Jeff Daniels stars in the series as outspoken cable news anchor...
| Jan 8, 2014
NPR's Joe Frank will bring his one-man show "Murdered by the Mind" to Steppenwolf Theatre Company for one night only on Saturday March 1, the theater announced on Wednesday.
Frank, who has previously appeared at Steppenwolf in 2010 and 2011 in other one-...
| 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...