| Aug 31, 2014
| 8:47 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry deleted a post from his Twitter account Sunday that highlighted the drunken driving arrest of Travis County Dist. Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg, who figures in the saga leading to the governor's recent indictment by a Travis County grand...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Robert M. Palter was an intellectual, a philosopher by training, but his interests were broad and included contemporary art, German poetry and the history of science. His last major publication combined many of his passions: It involved food, poetry, art,...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:04 AM
For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control.
Then last week the...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 5:26 PM
You might not have been able to see it even under the bright lights at Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday night, but it was there.
Some Florida State players could see it clearly in the reflection in the iconic gold helmets of the Notre Dame players they...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Outside the dance studio at Edgewater High School, tests and homework await. Inside, all is calm. Twenty teenagers sit with eyes closed and legs crossed on yoga mats.
"Nice tall spines, girls and boys. Clear your mind. Focus on your breath," teacher...
| Oct 3, 2014
Thirty-one years after his death and 70 years after his first Broadway hit, "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams remains something of a mystery. Although his major plays — "Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:38 AM
In a memo sent Thursday night from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to all NFL chief executives and team presidents, the league's top executive outlined efforts taken against domestic violence and sexual assault.
The memo includes notes on Goodell and...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
After graduating from the U. of Texas at Austin, Fahad Albutairi in 2010 launched his "La Yekthar Show," which loosely translates as "Zip it," on YouTube. It has since evolved from ad-libbed monologues to scripted episodes that now score an average of...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Dan Patrick is a political dirt-digger's dream, a candidate with a history of incendiary comments, a bankruptcy and two hospitalizations for mental health issues, one after an attempted suicide.
He is also poised to become lieutenant governor of Texas...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:43 PM
When Lisa D'Amour wrote "Detroit" — a play that premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2010 and went on to New York and London's National Theatre and became a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize — it seemed like she knew the Motor City...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78.