| Dec 26, 2010
Preaching With Sacred Fire
An Anthology of African American Sermons, 1750 to the Present
Edited by Martha Simmons and Frank A. Thomas
W.W. Norton: 976 pp., $45
The Anthology of Rap
Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois
Yale University Press:...
| Dec 18, 2009
Puzzled by the onslaught of advertising that touts pregnancy prevention along with bonuses like clearer skin and a period-free lifestyle, Jennifer Meyer balked at a birth control pill that would reduce her monthly cycles to just four per year.
| Jun 14, 2010
Fear and modesty kept Diana Awada of Dearborn, Mich., from getting a mammogram.
Four times she made an appointment, and four times she canceled. Getting your breasts checked for signs of cancer wasn't something many women in Awada's Arab-American...
| Jul 22, 2009
Three days each week, Frances Gill immerses herself in a third-grade classroom in West Baltimore, usually plopping down next to a small figure working diligently to do a math problem or write a sentence.
For 15 hours a week, she helps out at James Mosher...
| Aug 28, 2009
When all is said and done, the best guarantee of a long and healthy life may be the connections you have with other people. John Cacioppo, a neuroscientist at the University of Chicago and coauthor of a new book, "Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for...
| Jul 18, 2010
When it comes to pirate awareness, the timeline is clearly divided:
Pre-PC, or post-PC.
Pirates of the Caribbean, that is.
"The explosion of popularity was exponential after that," says Donna Demko, handing out beads in her pirate garb on a sunny...
| Aug 13, 2010
Robert is here, and he's been here for more than five decades.
Officially established in 1960, the Robert Is Here fruit stand is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Robert Moehling, who's been running the stand since he was 6 years old, can still...
| Feb 19, 2011
Daytona Beach, of course, is all about speed.
That's obviously the case Sunday, when the flag drops on the Daytona 500.
Don't look around for me. As a longtime visitor to Daytona Beach, the last time I ventured anywhere near the Daytona International...
| Aug 10, 2010
It's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when we start hearing about young athletes—...
| Sep 4, 2010
For the first time in five years, Lancaster County visitors can see the farm where "Witness" was filmed.
They can also see and learn more about other nearby locations with ties to the 1985 movie, which earned Harrison Ford an Academy Award nomination for...
| Feb 7, 2010
It was near midnight and the rain-drenched streets had already stained my white satin slippers. A Napoleon-style hat, adorned with golden beads and white plumage, was perched precariously atop my head. Stepping delicately in my soggy shoes, I gripped my...