| Feb 23, 2011
Contemporary history is seldom as relevant and engaging as Douglas Waller's new biography, "Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage," which is — by turns — fascinatingly instructive and thoroughly...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:29 PM
How'd they do it?
That is often thought to be the primary motivation behind our fascination with the life stories of business behemoths: a curiosity about the means — both noble and scurrilous — by which mammoth fortunes are made.
| Dec 21, 2011
How'd they do it?
That is often thought to be the primary motivation behind our fascination with the life stories of business behemoths: a curiosity about the means – both noble and scurrilous – by which mammoth fortunes are made. "Steve...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:50 PM
The Rev. Dr. James T. and Marta M. Birchfield of Houston, TX are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Anne Birchfield to Joseph Patrick Kennedy III, the son of Joseph P. Kennedy II of Boston and Sheila Rauch Kennedy of Cambridge,...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Wherever Alvin T. Jones has lived throughout his adult life, he has reserved wall space for his Navy memorabilia. He displays his three Air Medals and his Distinguished Flying Cross, his honorable discharge, dated 1945, and a wedding photo of a young...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 12:41 AM
WASHINGTON — Republicans held on to their House majority in Tuesday's election, leaving Democrats well short of the net gain of 25 seats they needed to take control.
"The American people have once again given the House of Representatives to...
| Apr 19, 2009
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
An Evening of New Nonfiction With Wayne Koestenbaum, Sarah Thornton and David L. Ulin The three authors, of "The Queen's Throat," "Seven Days in the Art World" and "The Myth of Solid Ground,"...
| May 21, 2008
Stricken with a cancerous brain tumor in the autumn of his storied political career, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was facing a daunting treatment regimen with "good spirits," his doctors here said Tuesday, while his family and political friends struggled with...
| Mar 12, 2009
In the introduction of Cari Beauchamp's crackling page-turner "Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years," this top-flight film historian declares that the father of JFK "saw everything and everyone, from Gloria Swanson to Adolf Hitler, through a...
| Mar 27, 2009
by Ben Meyerson Faux-pundit Stephen Colbert's fans are a notoriously active bunch, influencing everything from a Hungarian bridge to Wikipedia at the host's command. Colbert's latest effort aimed to put the Comedy Central host where no late-night funnyman...
| Aug 20, 2009
by Mark Silva Here's a poignant note from an ailing senator who has served for nearly five decades: Asking that lawmakers back home reconsider, and expedite, their means of replacing him. Sen. Edward Kennedy, the Massachusetts senator first elected in.......