| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
An obscure academic organization called the American Studies Association not long ago voted to endorse a resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli universities. The self-appointed moralists were purportedly outraged over the Israeli government's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Beethoven was such a prolific composer that classical music organizations never run out of material when presenting all-Beethoven programs. Such concerts often focus on specific aspects of that great German composer's output.
This certainly will be the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Mike O'Connor, an experienced war correspondent who in recent years worked in defense of journalists in Mexico at a time when it had become one of the most treacherous countries for reporters in the world, died Sunday morning in Mexico City. He was 67....
| 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...