| Jun 13, 2014
Here are two good selections to read on your tablet or smartphone.
The Rover by Drew Magary, Amazon, 99 cents
"The Rover" by frequent GQ correspondent Drew Magary offers a quick, unconventional look at the man vs. machine conflict.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:30 AM
When you read about this nation's past, it is quite obvious what the phrase "right side of history" means. We know, for example, that abolitionists, women's rights organizers and civil rights activists were on the right side of history. And quite often we...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It sure sounds wonderful: A privately funded magnetic train floating silently along from the Orange County Convention Center to Orlando International Airport.
The problem is, magnetic levitation trains are not serving the public in the U.S. anywhere...
| May 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It was almost like old times last week watching CNN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Veterans Affairs scandal story.
I mean the good old times, when cable TV news mattered because it was doing journalism — not right- or left-wing talking points...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:13 AM
Is Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times, who was unceremoniously dumped from her job Wednesday, the professional-class equivalent of equal pay heroine Lilly Ledbetter?
Much is still unknown about the circumstances...
| Jun 6, 2014
She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:04 AM
I now know the truth.
SunRail might save my sanity, but it will not save me time.
I put it to the test Friday and started running the clock when I pulled out of the driveway in DeBary. It took 10 minutes to get to the station.
Out of fairness I...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Folk-soul singer Aloe Blacc has been making albums since 2006, but until this year, he's been That Guy: the one you can't place, the one with a minor hit ("I Need a Dollar") you keep hearing in commercials, the one you keep confusing with other...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Cherishing memories forged in the last four years while inching with anticipation toward what the next four may bring, La Cañada High School’s graduating seniors bid adieu Thursday to their alma mater.
The ceremony unfolded traditionally, but this...
| May 27, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Is Michael Gove, Britain’s education minister and Conservative member of Parliament, suspicious of the political agenda of certain members of the American literati?
Works by John Steinbeck, Harper Lee and Arthur Miller have long been a part of the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It's that time of year - or actually, every four years - when millions of Americans are seemingly forced to pretend they care about soccer. World Cup fever is sweeping the globe (and increasingly the U.S.), so everyone is expected to join in the...