| Oct 11, 2009
Visitors have been known to get lost at USC, a 226-acre scholastic oasis in the middle of a sprawling city. This year the university has added some helpful signposts, like the huge banners trumpeting the 125th anniversary of the Thornton School of Music...
| Oct 9, 2009
For 20 years, Claire Denis has been among France's foremost filmmakers with her acute yet subtle observations of the ebbs and flows within relationships. Her perception and understanding seem to grow only richer over the years, and her newest film, "35...
| Oct 11, 2009
How did Mary Shelley come up with the idea for "Frankenstein"? Did that spooky storytelling contest at the Villa Diodati in 1816 -- you know, the one with Byron, John Polidori and Mary's husband Percy -- send her imagination into high gear? Was it all the...
| Oct 14, 2009
Tad Friend's "Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor" is a memoir of growing up in the once unassailable American ruling class -- and of a long personal struggle to shed some of the emotional baggage such a lineage conferred....
| Jun 14, 2009
It costs a lot to run a school district, as East Penn School District Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger can attest. Besides the salaries and supplies his budget has to cover, there are the costs to heat the buildings, fuel the buses and keep the...
| Feb 16, 2009
One after another, the Baltimore lawmakers spat complaints at Mayor Sheila Dixon.
Dels. Nathaniel T. Oaks and Ann Marie Doory said they couldn't believe the mayor hadn't shared a traffic study with them. Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr. said he was "irritated...
| Jun 15, 2008
Shirley Reimann powers up her computer most mornings at the social services agency she supervises in Killingly and immediately runs a Google search: Windham County foreclosures.
What she sees has her worried.
The number of houses and condominiums for...
| Feb 22, 2009
Who Will Write Our
Rediscovering a Hidden Archive From the Warsaw Ghetto
Samuel D. Kassow
Vintage: 524 pp., $16.95 paper
Emanuel Ringelblum was an inveterate optimist who, in 1930s Warsaw, believed that Polish Jewry had a future. Neither...
| Oct 19, 2008
She joked that before he died, her nearly 3-year-old son weighed less than her infant daughter. She offered no explanation for the blood that police found on the bedroom walls and ceiling or on the bassinet in which the boy often slept -- other than the...
| Feb 23, 2009
| 12:19 PM
Warisan, the solid-wood furniture firm celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is extending its annual storewide sale until Feb. 28. Savings of 20% to 75% are offered on Indonesian home furnishings and accessories. One of the best deals is the Ijo...
| Feb 25, 2009
Taking the witness stand to defend himself against charges of abuse and murder in the death of his young son, John J. Griffin said yesterday he had been too busy with work to notice the boy's worsening condition, and that he had not seen any wounds on the...