| 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...
| Aug 26, 2009
| 12:10 AM
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat and icon of American liberal politics who was the last surviving brother of a legendary political family, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass., his family announced. He was 77.
| Jul 12, 2008
It's no surprise that in "Palace Council," the third of Stephen L. Carter's fables about black America's upper crust, success depends not on what you know but whom. With the right connections—along with the right bloodlines and education—a...
| 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,"...
| Sep 30, 2009
Paul "Red" Fay, who met John F. Kennedy when they were both in the Navy, joined his administration as undersecretary of the Navy and then wrote a bestselling book about their friendship, has died. He was 91.
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| Jan 19, 2008
Georgia Frontiere, a former entertainer and socialite who inherited the Los Angeles Rams pro football team and then infuriated many Southern Californians when she moved the club to Anaheim in 1980 and then to St. Louis in 1995, died Friday. She was 80....
| 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...
| Aug 12, 2009
Women in mid-20th century America were not yet welcome on the grand political stage, but Eunice Kennedy Shriver -- a daughter of uncommon privilege who defined herself as a mother above all -- didn't much care. As the younger sister of President Kennedy...
| Mar 27, 2009
| 4:24 PM
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
| 4:24 PM
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.......
| Jan 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
It's a test of Camelot in a way, a question of whether the Kennedys -- who have held sway over Massachusetts politics and the national imagination since the rise of former President John F. Kennedy and his glamorous wife, First......