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  • Experience London's Proms from the American side of the pond

    This post has been corrected. See below for details. The Proms in London is the biggest event in all musicdom. It is advertised as the world’s largest music festival, which it is. The first concert is Friday, and it runs nightly (with two programs...
  • Calls for civil rights case follow Zimmerman verdict

    Calls for civil rights case follow Zimmerman verdict
    The Baltimore-based NAACP and the pastor of a city mega-church were among those calling Sunday for a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman after the Florida man was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Meanwhile,...
  • The ugly rehabilitation of George Zimmerman has begun

    The ugly rehabilitation of George Zimmerman has begun
    The rehabilitation of George Zimmerman has begun. Robert Zimmerman Jr., George Zimmerman’s older brother, has launched a one-man PR effort, showing up all over CNN, on NPR, even finding time for Breitbart, to extol his brother’s essential...
  • Moms react to Zimmerman verdict

    Moms react to Zimmerman verdict
    The Zimmerman verdict -- George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin -- evoked passionate reactions from parents. Some moms tweeted their immediate responses to the verdict in the minutes after it...
  • Perhaps 'Green Parking' Isn't An Oxymoron

    When I first heard the term "green parking," I assumed it was greenwash, pretend environmentalism. I was certain it was an oxymoron; I filed it with "urban renewal project," "Long Island Expressway," "halftime entertainment," "Rell administration," and...
  • Giving family financial help has hindered her retirement

    Giving family financial help has hindered her retirement
    For years, Cheryl McDonald has been her family's financial rock, always willing to give financial support. In terms of retirement, however, being the rock has weighed her down. "I have been the primary income producer and the primary holder of assets,"...
  • White Castle VP talks part-time workers in response to healthcare law

    White Castle VP talks part-time workers in response to healthcare law
    As President Obama's healthcare law rolls out in the coming years, business owners are figuring out how they will comply with coverage mandates.  One popular restaurant chain, White Castle, may in the future hire only part-time workers once the law is...
  • Driving 120 mph? Troopers crack down on speeding into Las Vegas

    Driving 120 mph? Troopers crack down on speeding into Las Vegas
    It might be called the Vegas Itch. And for many drivers headed to Sin City from Southern California and the coast, the obvious scratch is to gun the engine down the long incline along Interstate 15  across the Nevada border and into Primm, with the...
  • MIT: Questions, but no school wrongdoing in Aaron Swartz's death

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology did nothing overtly wrong in handling hacktivist Aaron Swartz's criminal prosecution and did not push for his punishment, according to an internal review released Tuesday after months of self-examination....
  • Media shades coverage of Zimmerman case to fit a narrative

    Media shades coverage of Zimmerman case to fit a narrative<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only...
  • The silver lining in San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's sex scandal

    The silver lining in San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's sex scandal
    The Bob Filner sex scandal keeps unfolding, with a ninth woman accusing the San Diego mayor of sexual misconduct. This time, reports The Times’ Tony Perry, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike who was hired to sing at a fundraiser for Filner has stepped...