| Oct 3, 2014
The opening paragraph of "The Glass Cage," Nicholas Carr's cautionary tale of unchecked technology, puts readers in an airplane on final approach as the Federal Aviation Administration issues a 2013 safety alert. Flight automation, declares the untitled...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Alexa PenaVega was born in Miami, Fla., on this date in 1988. This birthday gal, formerly Alexa Vega, starred as Carmen Cortez in the "Spy Kids" franchise of movies. Her other film work includes "Mother's Day," "Sleepover" and...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Sonia Nazario, the writer, found Enrique in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, in May 2000. She and Don Bartletti, the photographer, spent two weeks with him there and rejoined him at the end of his journey in North Carolina. Then, based on Nazario's extensive...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Wending our way to the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, we cross a creek, meander down a country road, then come to a farm with red barns, split-rail fences and flocks of sheep grazing in the green pastures.
We walk past the cream-colored sheep with...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Shopping for Mother’s Day for moms who like the outdoors and golf is easy when you give them gifts that make them look good and help them have more fun.
Outfit mom with apparel from Puma Golf and she’ll look and feel good from head to toe....
| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens has a nature theme running throughout its 2014-15 season — appropriate for a museum surrounded by natural beauty.
Exhibits focus on artistic patterns found in nature in a "botanical art" show, and on...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:34 PM
A second man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a mother of three in May, police said Sunday.
Marsharra Tate, 19, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm in the...
| Aug 24, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — Dawn Rashko remembers when her son, Joel, was 5 or 6, he took several of her rings to school and gave them to the little girls in his class.
"He loved the girls," she said sitting in her Newport News apartment. "He loved giving...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka had just walked into his Whitehall hotel room, where a beautiful young woman lay in his bed.
It wasn't unusual for Snuka, a married man, to spend the night with his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. But on this night, after the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:39 PM
When we penned this lead early in the year, we had no idea how close to the bone it would be: “Christina Ricci got to hone her chopping skills for the recent TV movie 'Lizzie Borden Took an Ax.' So the actress will be ready should she need to hack...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The Ricci-Heerdegen household is now a family of three: Christina Ricci has reportedly given birth to her first child.
The petite "Addams Family" alum, who also birthed the body-bending hashtag #riccing, and her husband, James Heerdegen, have...