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  • 'Annie' demonstrates its durability at the Hippodrome

    'Annie' demonstrates its durability at the Hippodrome
    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...
  • President Obama, America's Nero

    President Theodore Roosevelt said, "Speak softly, and carry a big stick." More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries a twig. Like Nero of ancient Rome, Obama fiddles, takes selfies and does Internet...
  • Cancel the State of the Union

    Cancel the State of the Union
    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...
  • Europeans love America, except when they can't stand it

    To the editor: Europeans, like many others in the world, can't stand Americans and can't get enough of them. They watch us, they copy us, they travel to see us. When they visit our mountains and deserts and woods and cities, they are astounded and...
  • Jonathan Zimmerman: Does every president need a library?

    Jonathan Zimmerman: Does every president need a library?
    In 1971, two years after leaving the White House, Lyndon Johnson dedicated his sleek, windowless eight-story presidential library at the University of Texas. But in the pages of The Washington Post, editorial cartoonist Herblock depicted Johnson as an...
  • 13-year-old girl charged for disseminating sex video in Bucks County

    13-year-old girl charged for disseminating sex video in Bucks County
    A 13-year-old Bristol Township girl will be charged for allegedly distributing a sexually explicit video involving two minors among middle school students last month. Acting Bristol Township Police Chief Ralph Johnson confirmed the arrest. He did not...
  • Combating a common threat

    The recent outrageous executions in Paris and the North Korean threats to Sony will always be trumped by the brilliant, visionary wisdom of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s January 1941 State of the Union speech, known as the “Four Freedoms”...
  • The American Way over the Nordic Model? Are we crazy?

    The American Way over the Nordic Model? Are we crazy?
    In my long nomadic life, I've been to both poles and most countries in between. I still remember when to be an American was to be envied. The country where I grew up after World War II seemed to be respected and admired around the world. Today, as one...
  • Diaries of Charles Brackett lift curtain on Hollywood's Golden Era

    Diaries of Charles Brackett lift curtain on Hollywood's Golden Era
    In screenwriter Charles Brackett's diary entry for Aug. 18, 1936, he recalls working for the first time with Billy Wilder, with whom Paramount had paired him to write the comedy "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife." "Worked with Billy Wilder, who paces constantly,...
  • 'Reefer Madness' comes to Lehigh University

    'Reefer Madness' comes to Lehigh University
    A counterculture musical based on a 1936 anti-pot propaganda film might seem like an unusual choice for a student-run production at a university. But Lehigh University student Emma Gifford says the outrageous tongue-in-cheek "Reefer Madness" is an ideal...
  • Top breeds at Celebrate Dogs!

    Think it's tough keeping track of the players at a football game? Try breed-spotting at this weekend's AKC / Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando. The American Kennel Club recognizes 180 different dog breeds for competition. Here's just a few winning...