| Mar 25, 2015
| 8:30 PM
A few words about the high-priced education of Marty Stroud.
Thirty-one years ago, A.M. "Marty" Stroud III was a prosecutor in Louisiana's Caddo Parish. He was arrogant, narcissistic, judgmental and full of himself. This assessment of Stroud's character,...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 9:27 PM
I couldn't turn down a chance to interview poet Nikki Giovanni, who was in town to address a writers' conference last weekend.
In the '70s, when I was in college, she was considered the poet laureate of black America. Now she's a professor at Virginia...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 9:35 AM
Oren Miller, the beautiful voice behind A Father and A Blogger, has died.
I wrote about Miller in June, shortly after he announced he had stage 4 lung cancer, a diagnosis that prompted his sprawling and adoring community of friends to raise more than...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Washington is such a phony city. Maybe that's why it has such a good relationship with Hollywood.
In the sequel to a "film" we have seen many times before, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may "shut down" Saturday because of a dispute between...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:52 AM
These reader questions were answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando Jan. 17-21. Q: We're about to travel a long distance in the car with my 18-year-old cat. She's always been miserable on car rides. I've increased...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Here's the news the rest of the media won't give you about 2015.
Actually, they're predictions. Or they're jokes.
Frankly, there isn't much difference most of the time, unless the person doing the predicting is named Tom Skilling. Otherwise, Jay...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Joe Cocker, the gritty-voiced rocker veteran who for more than 50 years has stayed relevant by evolving from blues rock of such ’60s hits as “Feelin’ Alright” to sing softer, more adult contemporary 1980s fare like “Up...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Three years ago, Richmond City Councilman Jeff Ritterman became aware that about a third of his city's fifth- and seventh- graders were obese, and that the numbers were getting worse.
A retired cardiologist who got into politics to improve public...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:42 AM
We often think of cabaret as a fragile art form, its emphasis on hyper-literate songwriting and jazz-tinged musicianship scuttling this music to the margins of American culture.
But when you witness a small army of singers and instrumentalists...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Rookie Devyn Marble is living a dream and a nightmare all at once.
He's wearing an NBA jersey for the Magic, an opportunity the second-rounder solidified with his play in summer league.
He scored 13 points in his preseason debut Tuesday night, eight...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
On the morning of July 10, attorney Jerald Gale was reading an e-mail in his office on the 20th floor of a Koreatown high-rise. That's the last thing the 58-year-old husband, father and avid cyclist remembers before losing consciousness.