| Oct 10, 2014
Geoffrey Farmer's installation "Let's Make the Water Turn Black" is a palace of theatricality, with indigo light bulbs, sound recordings and animated puppets. The title of Farmer's piece, presented on a platform that clogs up the second-floor gallery at...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As he dropped sandbags along the base of the Air Force barracks at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in South Vietnam, John Bowen saw the rockets soar in. The building buckled, he says, then exploded, and seemed to "rush up and hit me in the face" as the blast...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As a constitutional law professor, I have mixed feelings about the first Monday in October. On the one hand, I look forward to the start of the new Supreme Court term in the same way a baseball fan looks forward to opening day. But I also dread what the...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation and saw live video of Baghdad being...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:55 AM
For most third graders, the school year began with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photo appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform:...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:52 PM
I am of an age where I can remember a lot about Franklin Delano Roosevelt as president. The PBS series on TV begins with Theodore Roosevelt in the late 19th century, which I know very little about, but found out through this show.
This show on TV was...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's...
| Sep 29, 2014
On an immature banana squash, Roland C. Casad scratches words onto the skin. When grown, the squash becomes an advertising sign....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:37 PM
One of our readers complained this week that my column about the Allentown Fair's Preview Night focused too much on things she considers negative.
"I read your article in this morning's newspaper and much of your article rings true," she wrote....
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Congress appears stuck in neutral and civil discourse has been replaced by partisan sniping. Charles Blow, blogger and New York Times op-ed columnist, talked with David Holahan in a question and answer session and didn't hold out much hope for change....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:00 AM
One chilly winter evening in 1988, I was the lone journalist among a small clump of voters gathered inside an old meeting hall in Manchester, N.H. I was there, mostly out of curiosity, to witness the spectacle of a man desperately clinging to a...