| Feb 5, 2015
It was loud and awkward and often referred to as the "Tin Goose" or the "Flying Washboard."
But the Ford Tri-Motor, built between 1926 and 1933, played a vital role in advancing commercial aviation after World War I. Now the few remaining planes have...
| Jan 24, 2015
There's nothing like a little orphan to combat a Depression.
Hollywood pushed that concept hard with Shirley Temple movies. Broadway seconded the notion with "Annie," the much-loved, much-traveled musical that is back in Baltimore, flashing enough smiles...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Few if any of the domestic policy proposals President Obama talked about in his sixth State of the Union speech stand much chance of landing on his desk to be signed into law, but they've already begun to have an impact in another arena: shaping the...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:05 AM
Author and filmmaker Steven Pressman shares the story of his wife's grandparents freeing 50 children from Nazi controlled Austria to the United States in "50 Children" Jan. 22 at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale. The event is part of the ongoing David...
| Mar 4, 2015
Last Sunday's Chicago Tribune carried a story by Ron Grossman, who wrote about polio in Chicago in the 1950s; how the illness caused hundreds of deaths each year, creating widespread fear.
If you lived in the city then, you heard the alarm in a parent's...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 8:32 AM
Know about the president and the pears? Few people do.
The anecdote can be traced to Herbert Hoover’s childhood, and you’ll find it in the new book, “Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood From America’s Presidents”...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 11:36 AM
What if the city of Los Angeles had an election and no one showed up?
As of Tuesday morning, about 15% of vote-by-mail ballots had been returned to the Los Angeles city clerk’s office. The office sent 723,727 ballots to absentee voters and had...
| Feb 7, 2015
Each week we bring you the very best in visual communication. This week, incredible images out of Taiwan, where a TransAsia plane clipped a taxi and an elevated motorway before crashing into the Keelung river outside the capital of Taipei....
| Jan 18, 2015
| 12:25 AM
Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed? If not, you may want to skip the State of...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 9:50 AM
In a life that lasted from the aftermath of the Civil War to the dawn of the Space Age, Mary McLeod Bethune left her mark on the nation.
More than any other black leader between Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., the woman who founded...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:25 PM
Where does President Barack Obama rank on your list of U.S. presidents? Near the top? At the very bottom? Somewhere in the middle?
Today, Presidents Day, is the perfect opportunity to reassess your opinion of our nation's embattled leader. Or, if you...