| Aug 1, 2010
| 11:31 AM
PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told a group of liberal activists meeting in Las Vegas they shouldn’t worry about not getting the single-payer provision in the new health care law. “We’re going...
| Aug 8, 2011
With governments crippled by debt, politicians bickering and all manner of personal investments tanking, it's mighty tough to remember the optimism of 2005. But in London that summer, the mood could not have been more different from the one that permeates...
| Aug 9, 2011
Now that high-speed trains have taken over so much of European short-haul travel, adding rail options to an airfare search system seems like a no-brainer. Ditto allowing for a preference for "premium economy" in a fare search. Surprisingly, only a few...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Look, Jay Cutler wouldn’t have to use naughty words if offensive coordinator Mike Martz would simply call the game plan Cutler told him to call.
Cutler didn’t deny he F-bombed Martz in Sunday night’s game, nor did he have any regrets...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 5:26 PM
Scott Stuard was first exposed to rowing during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Looks pretty cool, he thought of the televised images.
He had no idea.
No idea that a year later he would become a rower. No idea that his muscles and mind could endure such...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 5:00 AM
It was the song "Greensleeves" that drew Shirley Dempsey-Kahn into the Goodwill store that December morning. It reminded her of her first trip to London as a child, with her father, a naval officer, and her mother.
She would be returning in January,...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 11:13 AM
LONDON – One of the more entertaining ways to pass time on this city’s extensive public transport system is to search the transit map for station names so whimsically quaint they would fit nicely into a Monty Python sketch.
Just for laughs,...
| Dec 3, 2011
When Tasha Alexander strolls the streets of Chicago, she doesn't much see Wrigley Field or the Chicago River or Logan Square. Or Honda Civics.
She sees St. Paul's Cathedral and the River Thames and Belgrave Square and hansom cabs.
| Dec 8, 2011
As a singer, songwriter and producer, Nick Lowe was one of the key figures in the rise of the pub-rock, punk and new-wave scenes in the U.K. during the ‘70s. With a hard-edged blend of rock ‘n’ roll, soul and country, he led Brinsley...
| Dec 22, 2011
On stage in London and New York, "War Horse" has found a wide and emotionally drained audience. How could it be otherwise? The horrors of World War I plus the horrors of war as endured by a horse, capped by a ruthlessly effective happy ending: I don't...
| Jan 12, 2012
Some movies arrive pre-stamped with a consensus opinion. With "The Iron Lady" the consensus so far is this: Meryl Streep excels as Margaret Thatcher. And the movie itself does not work.
Well, you know, she is good. After all the lousy, technically...