| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:00 PM
You can't blame Harry Shearer for feeling a twinge of regret just before the release of his latest satirical album of topical songs, "Can't Take a Hint."
"Pussy Riot and 'legitimate rape' in the news in the same week?" Shearer said, his eyes widening...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Whether it's drilling off shore for oil and natural gas, developing wind farms off the coast or a combination of the two, energy policy proposals from candidates of both parties seeking federal office could be a boon for Hampton Roads.
At first glance...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Now it's Tropical Storm Chris again.
After briefly strengthening into the first hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic storm season on Thursday morning, the system already has weakened.
Not that it matters much to Florida - or any other land area for that...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 2:12 PM
I don't know which is more upsetting at the moment: The fact that I live in the area of Baltimore reportedly hit hardest by the storm and still don't have power, or the self-serving tweets from @MyBGE telling me how much it "understands" my "frustration."...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Already "Beasts of the Southern Wild"is the most divisive film of 2012, which is a testament to its co-writer and director, Benh Zeitlin, making his feature film debut with a picture that killed at Sundance, won the Camera d'Or (best first film) at Cannes...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 10:18 AM
While the consumerism around July 4th is hard to avoid, planning barbecues, having friends over and watching fireworks give me pause to reflect on things that I appreciate about our country.
I spent the last week in senior-level emergency preparedness...
| Nov 16, 2012
It's hard to imagine, for a performance artist who has no trouble filming herself rolling naked down a filthy Miami Beach alleyway to protest the BP oil spill, or freaking out a senior water aerobics class from the bottom of a swimming pool, that...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Justice Department has entered into the largest criminal settlement in U.S. history with the giant oil company BP, in connection with the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history....
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:14 PM
When the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010, sending millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, most scientists were concerned about the damage to sea life.
Not many gave a whiff of thought to air quality.
The Rowland-Blake Group at UC...
| Mar 25, 2012
When the price of gasoline rises, the supply of hot air expands.
Just look at the recent GOP attacks blaming President Obama for prices that exceed $4 a gallon in some parts of the country.
Not only is Obama responsible, according to some Republicans,...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Sailing on his retired U.S. Coast Guard boat "Titan," Ryan Sewell has dealt with hurricanes, sinking ships and deadly fires. But after 10 years on the water, the dangers of the seas don't faze him.
For Sewell, who owns the Fort Lauderdale-based Downrite...