| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:24 PM
Rebecca D. Dorsey, a Baltimore-born and -raised chanteuse, died Sept. 14 of ovarian cancer at her home in Sea Cliff, N.Y. She was 54.
The daughter of a physician and a public relations executive, Rebecca Devereux Dorsey was born in Baltimore and raised...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:21 PM
When James Watson and Francis Crick deciphered the structure of DNA in 1953, their discovery answered a crucial question in biology: How is genetic information passed down from parent to child?
Their work also created conundrums, however. They and...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The doorbell of the apartment in a modest brick building in a quiet residential neighborhood in Washington Heights rings like Big Ben announcing the queen.
"Come in, come in," says the chirpy, accented voice of Ruth Westheimer, known more popularly as...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:45 AM
There aren't many Yankees fans in the world who are older than the Yankees franchise itself. Bernando LaPallo is one of them.
Born on Aug. 17, 1901, LaPallo is 111 years old and has been a Yankees fan for as long as he can remember, which is a pretty...
| Jun 11, 2013
The show: "Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: The solo bio show by Mark St. Germain, starring Debra Jo Rupp, is much improved since I saw it at its world premiere last summer at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass.
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Stanley Karnow, an award-winning author and journalist who combined insightful reporting with personal accounts and historical sweep in books on the Vietnam War and the Philippines and the critically acclaimed public television series that accompanied the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Georg H.B. Luck, whose career teaching the classics at the Johns Hopkins University spanned two decades and included studying the role magic and witchcraft played in the theology and world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, died Sunday from complications...
| Jul 15, 2011
The Board of Directors of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra has created the John O. Blackburn Distinguished Service Award, which will be awarded to Carol Stanley Fenner, a longtime board member and supporter of the Orlando Philharmonic. The award will be...
| Aug 23, 2011
Poet Samuel Menashe died in New York Monday at the age of 85....
| May 17, 2012
Burhan Ghalioun, the head of Syria's main government-opposition alliance, announced that he would resign after members accused him of "political and organizational failure."...
| Jun 1, 2012
A pilgrimage to Martinique finds cane consummated as a heavenly spirit made from freshly pressed sugarcane wine...