| May 25, 2014
| 5:15 PM
— Fred Edwords remembers the first time he saw the giant cross rising over this small town in Prince George's County.
The Peace Cross, as it's known locally, commemorates the county's World War I dead. A plaque at the base of the 40-foot structure...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Spend enough time with Bryan Cranston and he'll show you the imaginary dial he uses to visualize how someone -- anyone, including you -- lives life.
"I came up with this gauge 15, 20 years ago," he says, launching into a monologue with the easy...
| May 27, 2014
| 8:09 PM
In TV terms, there were two winners and one clear loser in Tuesday's night gubernatorial debate on WBFF-TV.
The winners: State Delegate Heather Mizeur and the TV station itself.
The loser: Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, who declined to participate in...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Swiss artist H.R. Giger, whose otherworldly imagery was prized by science-fiction aficionados, was plagued by nightmares as a child.
As an adult, his nights were more peaceful. "I could heal myself," he said in a 2011 CNN interview, "through doing my...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:24 PM
A blog item I did a few months ago that mentioned a local nude-yoga group proved popular, and the instructor is now offering a meet-and-greet for those who want to learn more without going au naturel. NuReveal yoga instructor Luna Phoenix will be at the...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:52 PM
The Sunshine State isn't the most "fertility friendly" state in the nation, but it isn't the the worst state to be in if your seeking fertility treatments or help, either.
That title belongs to Alaska, Wyoming and New Hampshire.
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The endless hum of whirling slot machines washes over the food court at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, as Yuli Cui of Flushing, N.Y., reads a Chinese newspaper.
Huddled at a table with her friends, Cui, 50, plucks a tangerine from the bagged lunch she...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Whoa. That was quite a nap. I feel totally disoriented.
What was I doing before I fell asleep?
Oh, that's right. I was listening to the news about how few voters are interested in Tuesday's Illinois primary and ...
Sorry. Didn't mean to make...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The husband of Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, already under investigation for his role in an Illinois anti-violence program, now finds himself under the scrutiny of state regulators who say he's presenting himself as a clinical...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Erica Eihl speaks in a voice that her kindergartners can hear only if they are as quiet as the church mice in children's storybooks.
And with a couple of squirrelly exceptions, they stay that quiet for 15 or 20 minutes — a near eternity — as...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
After years as a fashion makeover maven, Suze Yalof Schwartz aims to remake meditation.
"Why could there not be a Dry Bar for meditation, where you could go in and come out and feel amazing?" she asked herself as she began to delve into meditating to...