| Apr 22, 2011
| 1:25 PM
At a time when much of the English-speaking world is fixated on the royal wedding, it's worth pointing out that if it weren't for the original Baltimore bad girl, Wallis Warfield Simpson, Friday's nuptials might not be taking place.
Without her, there...
| May 10, 2011
| 10:19 AM
Osama Bin Laden's death reminds me of a middle school essay competition I participated in last fall. It was titled: If you could choose to go back in time and witness any historic event, which event would it be and why?
Thinking of the agony of Sept....
| Jun 6, 2010
Sixty-six years ago Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people risked their lives to save the world for democracy. It was as simple as that, and as complicated as the Allied invasion of France's Normandy coast in World War II. Here are 10 facts about the...
| Jul 19, 2010
Smoky the Yorkshire terrier, Lady Astor the pigeon and a host of horses and mules whose individual stories are lost to history are among war heroes and heroines featured in the latest exhibit at the National World War II Museum.
"Loyal Force: Animals...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 11:51 AM
A state appeals court has determined that a
New Jersey couple who gave their children Nazi-inspired names should not regain custody of them.
Heath and Deborah Campbell's three small children were removed from their home by the state in January 2009....
| Aug 6, 2010
| 1:48 PM
TRENTON -- A New Jersey couple who gave their children Nazi-inspired names should not regain custody of them, a state appeals court ruled on Thursday.
The state removed the three small children of the couple, Heath and Deborah Campbell, from their home...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 11:17 AM
RIALTO, Calif. -- A self-proclaimed white supremacist is running for a seat on a Southern California school board.
Dan Schruender, who is currently a representative for the California chapter of Aryan Nations and formerly president of the organization,...
| Aug 7, 2010
| 8:05 PM
During the summer of 1965, between my junior and senior years at UCLA, I traveled to Western Europe with a friend and, among other things, visited the former concentration camp at Dachau, in the German state of Bavaria not far from Munich. This event...
| Jan 9, 2011
A recent British study found that blond women earn more than their brunette or redhead counterparts. Of course, the study was sponsored by Superdrug, a store chain that sells hair products and makes money from hair insecurity. Which shows that when it...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 6:49 PM
(An earlier version of this column incorrectly stated that George W. Bush would have won the 2000 election under any recount scenario.)
Ignore the talk of a partisan cooling-off period following the shooting in Arizona.
Political division has become too...
| Jan 15, 2011
By what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...