| Jun 11, 2014
After selling the textbook publishing company he co-founded, Alfred "Fred" McDougal established the McDougal Family Foundation to help students by honing the skills of teachers.
"The foundation started by focusing on Chicago public schools and...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Seattle photographer John Stamets was most famous for capturing the 1987 collapse of Husky Stadium on camera a photo he then sold as a nine-shot panoramic postcard titled "Gravity 1, UW 0."
But he also photographed Nicaraguan circuses, former Filipino...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:27 AM
A listing of recommended books, films, websites and places to visit in Connecticut to learn more about the state's historical involvement with slavery. BOOKS:
"Native People of Southern New England, 1500-1650," by Kathleen Joan Bragdon,...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Julie K. Xanders is the assistant general counsel/West Coast media of Tribune Co. and serves as senior vice president, legal for the Los Angeles Times. Xanders joined Times Mirror in 1993 as corporate counsel for Times Mirror Cable. She was promoted to...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows.
Now in college, even though they are of opposite sexes, the...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Sheryl Sandberg was born bossy.
As a child she commanded her younger brother and sister to follow her around, listen to her monologues, then scream “Right!” when she was finished. For the neighborhood children, she created shows that she...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:28 PM
Authorities say the killing on March 1, 1976, began after William Bradford Bishop Jr. learned he'd been passed over for a promotion at the State Department earlier in the day.
Bishop had been receiving psychiatric care for depression and suffered from...
| Apr 17, 2014
We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz. Fortune continued to smile by giving us Milt Hinton (1910-2000) and Lee Friedlander (born 1934), two homegrown photographers with unique visual styles but a shared...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:03 AM
As Maryland looks to re-energize its economy amid federal budget cuts and slow growth in the aftermath of the recession, the three Democrats vying to be the next governor each developed distinct — and detailed — plans for how to improve...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Reading the Supreme Court's decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, I couldn't help thinking of Thomas Piketty's controversial new book, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." Where would Piketty stand on affirmative action?...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Tall and lanky, the 69-year-old physician surveyed his empty waiting room. Four binders holding partial medical records sat on a shelf, ready for patients to pick up. Magazines overflowed on the central table, a plant reached for the ceiling.