| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In a week Steve Grand went from being an unknown to the latest viral celebrity after uploading his first music video, “All-American Boy,” to YouTube.
The song, a country-tinged pop-rock ballad, could have easily gone unnoticed as just...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Can a business like Hobby Lobby legitimately claim religious freedom in its legal battle against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that insurance plans cover drugs some people believe cause abortions?
Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett argued...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The fast-growing music streaming service Spotify has introduced it first free, ad-supported service for smartphones and tablets, the Swedish company said Wednesday. The digital music firm also said it has launched in 20 new global markets, meaning it's...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:52 PM
There are few modern military characters as outsized as Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
You might recall Michael Hastings' incendiary 2010 Rolling Stone profile of McChrystal that...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When children of famous parents succeed, they're not infrequently suspected of taking shortcuts or gaining special favors. To Maria Rita, it seemed at times that the opposite was true.
"People got really aggressive when I started to sing professionally,...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 8:13 PM
Melanie Amaro had another strong night on “The X Factor” Wednesday. It wasn’t her best showing of the competition but it was still very good and drew warm accolades from the judges. Unless her fans fail to hit the phones, Twitter and...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:41 PM
The boy in the black leotard was throwing yet another temper tantrum.
Seventeen-year-old Bilal Smith had his back to his dance instructor at the Baltimore School for the Arts. As she demonstrated a movement sequence to the class, Bilal bent from the...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 8:31 AM
| Sep 28, 2011
| 10:49 AM
It didn't feel like much of a gift at the time.
Eight months pregnant with our second kid, sweating day care costs for our first, and wondering, often aloud, whether our 6-year-old town house was an investment or a sinkhole, we got word of pending...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Aridecy Tate thought she’d be returning to Chicago today to celebrate finishing her cosmetology degree here, just two weeks after her only son, Ulysses S. Gissendanner III, helped her move to Arkansas.
Instead, she arrived and went this morning to...
| May 17, 2011
This sounds like a great festival. I may be making a trip to Philadelphia on Saturday! Philadelphia on Parade, a new free family festival in Philly's Fairmount Park will bring more than 1,000 performers to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts for a a...