| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Lauren swallows scissors, light bulbs, batteries, bedsprings, knives. Eddie pinches pennies for plastic surgeries he can't afford and rubs his face raw with sandpaper trying to fix disfiguring acne scars that no one else sees. Colin feels love emanating...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Of the 45 students who started Roya Furmuly's online remedial algebra class, just over half stayed until the end.
The instructor at Pierce College in Woodland Hills dropped about eight for attendance problems and about eight withdrew on their own. Of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Sidney Berry, a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam and Korean wars who led the U.S. Military Academy during a turbulent period in the 1970s when a cheating scandal rocked West Point months before he was forced to admit the first...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:38 PM
In a coup for Broward County cultural life, the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale has ended a year-long nationwide search for a new director by naming Bonnie Clearwater, whose innovative 18-year tenure at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami has...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Berkley Allan Thomas Jr., a retired cultural arts publicist and actor, died of dementia complications July 31 at the Summit Rehabilitation Center in Catonsville. The former Charles Village and Highlandtown resident was 80.
Born in Scarsdale, N.Y., he...
| Jul 12, 2013
PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Galicia, the Atlantic-splashed left shoulder of Spain, grabbed my attention with photos of spectacular scenery and tempting cuisine. But truth be told, I wanted to see something more: the region's Sotomayor Castle, a medieval...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Those who think there's not much to do at the University of Iowa, think again. The school has beaten out other contenders, including UC Santa Barbara, to win the title as top party school.
A Princeton Review survey found students ranked Iowa as tops...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
The advice to the United Nations is unambiguous: Don’t repeat the previous mistake of ignoring poor women’s access to contraception in setting goals to reduce maternal and child deaths.
“Women continue to die unnecessarily in...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:51 PM
When Steve Hofstetter joined Hunter College High School's Improv club, his interest was otherwise occupied.
By a pretty girl, to be exact.
Two weeks later, she quit — but he didn't follow.
"I was hooked," said Hofstetter, 34, who will take the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Many people today are looking for a healthier lifestyle, and that includes eating products that are being touted, rightly or wrongly, as healthy: for instance, acai berries, Pom Wonderful and gluten-free foods.
The phrase "gluten-free" is showing up...
| Sep 1, 2013
Fifty years ago, I never thought the March on Washington would attract an estimated 250,000 people or be a watershed moment in advancing civil rights. Fifty years later, I can't believe that, as a nation, we have already lost so much of the ground...