| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Most arts organizations have carefully worded mission statements, filled with arty buzzwords and forged by groups. Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater's mission statement was written by one woman and just gets right down to it: "to eradicate racism."
| Apr 7, 2012
| 9:14 PM
For nearly four years, Chris Stroh rarely bothered to pick up a baseball.
Having played baseball for many seasons, including starring at Crescenta Valley High, Stroh had become "burned out" and wanted to head in another direction. Stroh opted to focus on...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Shame on you, Cindy ("Canyon To Cove: Protesting the pointless protests", Nov. 11). We are so often in the same camp.
But for you to criticize and demean the Occupy Movement as overly cozy and unfocused is over-simplifying a heroic effort on the part of...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:35 PM
She had won a string of beauty pageants — and was the original St. Pauli Girl of beer advertising fame — so Debbie Walker, a blond model from Washington, D.C., was accustomed to her fair share of attention.
But she'd never seen anything like...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 7:46 PM
There are some folks who protest the fact that expensive tickets to charitable galas are elitist. Women dressed in floor-length gowns and men in black ties reflect a past sensibility not relevant in modern society.
In an age where folks feel it is...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Today's Google Doodle honors Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the German brothers who sought out folk tales and published them in collections that included many of our most popular "fairy tales." You won't find many fairies in the stories -- but plenty of big,...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:44 PM
— The world has been grieving along with Newtown and the physical manifestation of that grief — a tide of teddy bears and toys, letters and cards, checks and cash, even hams and turkeys — has been delivered by mail and by hand since just...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The tales we tell each other and our children not only reflect our own lived experiences and our psychic realities, they also shape our lives.
— Maria Tatar
As the year ends, we might appreciate a bicentennial that, unlike some wars, has been...
| Dec 30, 2012
Body by Beckham
Women weren't the only ones baring skin in ads this year. Fast fashion giant H&M debuted its first Super Bowl ad for the David Beckham Bodywear collection, starring the soccer star in his skivvies. During the London Summer Olympics,...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Qualifying to the Olympic Games is a feat most athletes will never attain.
For Westridge School soon-to-be junior Erica Wu, that will be the consolation both she and her teammates can take after the United States women’s team table tennis...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Ellicott City residents Rosario and Maria Di Marco never lost their desire to have a second home by the sea in Lewes, Del. To this day, the quiet resort town holds happy memories of summer vacations at Fort Miles near Cape Henlopen Park when their...