| Feb 6, 2014
Re "The voyage back," Feb. 3
Thanks to Robert Krakow for writing the play "The Trial of Franklin Delano Roosevelt," and to The Times for printing the article about the hundreds of European Jewish refugees in 1939 who were refused entry into Cuba and the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Earnest and well-intentioned but ultimately inert, "The Monuments Men" talks a better game than it can deliver. Inspired by true tales of World War II derring-do, it can't decide what kind of a film it wants to be and so ends up failing across a fairly...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:01 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's first state dinner was memorable for who showed up uninvited. His sixth, a high-glitz affair for the president of France scheduled for Tuesday, may be remembered for who was initially invited but did not attend....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:43 AM
When the Academy Awards salute heroes next month on ABC, they can save a whole segment for Shirley Temple.
Her precocious gifts amazed, amused and inspired the country in the 1930s.
Even President Franklin Roosevelt understood her importance....
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
John Maynard Keynes is recognized as one of the great historical economists. Aside from his theoretical work, though, he accomplished something few other academic economists have: He was a successful investor. Keynes used his expertise to build a...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:12 PM
One of my favorite blooper items involved a Florida writer who won a Toastmasters competition in St. Augustine, Fla., with her speech about the wonders of the five presidential likenesses carved on Mount Rushmore.
"What talented sculptor produced...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:50 AM
La segunda temporada de "House of Cards" debuta hoy al completo en Netflix, un acontecimiento para los seguidores de la serie como el presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama, quien ha pedido en Twitter que "por favor" nadie le desvele el contenido de la...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Name five U.S. presidents. Go.
If you had no problem, you did better than some of your fellow Americans.
One in 10 Americans can't do it, according to an online survey of 2,555 adults in the U.S. conducted between Jan. 28 and Feb. 11 by vouchercloud....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:11 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Bruce Rauner marked his 58th birthday fending off criticism from Republican governor rivals of his vilification of “government union bosses” and apologizing for how he initially characterized an effort to get his daughter...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:14 PM
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, Utah — I am seated on a narrow ledge waiting for the setting sun to add a golden glow to the famous Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. A tripod is wedged between my knees. There is not a lot of room here, and a misstep...
| Feb 20, 2014
Re "The Woody Allen case," Opinion, Feb. 16
No one but Woody Allen himself can say unequivocally whether he sexually assaulted his daughter Dylan Farrow. Personally, I find Farrow's detailed narrative compelling, but I also find the timing of the...