| Feb 24, 2011
In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
| Mar 6, 2011
Many memoirs, and some of the best, are survival stories, tales told by that supposedly fortunate person who emerged living but not unscarred from the carnage of natural disaster or personal tragedy. Survival comes with a price tag: Not only must the...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Jean E. Johnson was standing on her deck near Jamaica Bay in Queens, N.Y., drinking coffee one morning in April 2007 when she saw something unusual lodged in the mud.
Through the years, lots of things have washed up in the canal in her backyard,...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:08 PM
More than 2,000 Ocean City evacuees have arrived in the Baltimore area for temporary housing during Hurricane Irene, as part of the state's preparations for the storm.
Six hundred foreign exchange students traveled in buses from Ocean City on Thursday...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 5:08 PM
The final piece of Northwestern’s three-man recruiting class is close to making it official.
The signing of Alex Olah, the center from Romania who plays at Traders Point Christian Academy in Indiana, had been delayed by paperwork issues.
| Nov 11, 2011
| 7:11 PM
Last of two parts
THE STORY SO FAR: Donald E. Miller bails out of a stricken B-24 over the Austria-Hungary border in March 1945. He and two others from the crew walk to an Austrian town as German troops are retreating from the Red Army. The fliers decide...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:34 PM
Actress Lynn Milgrim will step onto the main stage at South Coast Repertory on Friday night as Mrs. Carrie Watts.
To inhabit the role of the protagonist in Horton Foote's "A Trip to Bountiful," Milgrim will don an old-fashioned lavender cotton dress. The...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Singer-songwriter Howard Fishman, who's bringing a five-piece band to Black-eyed Sally’s in Hartford this Friday, always seems to have five projects going at once.
Currently, there’s the Basement Tapes Project, a review of the music Bob Dylan...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 11:18 AM
Earlier this week, Moody's credit rating agency announced it is reviewing the credit of Maryland and four other AAA rated states in light of the debate in Washington about the possible default of U.S. government debt — even though Maryland pays...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Federal prosecutors in New York announced Tuesday the results of a globe undercover sting operation that took down suspected money men for Hezbollah and the Taliban busted in a narco-terror takedown.
Four men are now accused of plotting to sell heroin on...
| Aug 2, 2011
The best travel books, like "On the Road to Babadag," are read for more than the mere travel information they supply: They give readers the true experience of going there. Setting out from his tiny village of Czarny near the Polish-Slovakian border,...