| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official.
Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Donald E. Sweeney, an educator who achieved breakthroughs in the integration of intellectually challenged children into the Kingston, New York, school system, died Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 88.
Sweeney was the father of Anne M. Sweeney, who stepped...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The NFL has worked on several fronts to draw in female fans: holding special stadium events for women, injecting football themes into shows such as "The Biggest Loser" and expanding lines of merchandise to include not only clothing for women and girls,...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 12:56 AM
A fish doesn't jump in Tlingit, the native language of indigenous people of Southeast Alaska.
It performs a feat no word in English can adequately express. The verb in Tlingit captures the instant when a fish breaks the surface, the sequence of sounds...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Syracuse University might be the nation's top party school, but two Pennsylvania schools, Lehigh and Penn State Universities, are also in the top ten.
The rankings were revealed Monday by The Princeton Review.
"We are disappointed with the Princeton...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The National Football League has another problem.
Just as countless parties are tackling it over its handling of the recent Ray Rice controversy, its recent disclosure that its players are more likely than the general population to sustain severe brain...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Jean E. Christy, a former interior decorator and homemaker, died July 25 of arrhythmia at Howard County General Hospital. She was 86.
The daughter of an insurance salesman and a volunteer, Jean Ensign was born and raised in Cleveland and graduated in...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:40 AM
From the department of it had to happen: The commencement address George Saunders delivered this past spring at Syracuse University, which has gone viral across the Internet, will be published next year as a book by Random House. The title? “...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:32 PM
This column begins with Jane Austen, the English author of corseted drawing room romances who wrote anonymously and in secret out of a sense of propriety. A woman in Regency England simply did not bring public attention to herself.
Thanks, at least in...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:47 AM
1. I have a mortgage. Why else do you think anyone goes in to work every day to deal with those people?
2. I lack the imagination to write fiction and the temperament to do academic scholarship.
As an undergraduate at Michigan State University, I...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music.
"Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...