| 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...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:30 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:57 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:20 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:45 AM
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”...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 9:04 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 1:10 PM
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,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:52 PM
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...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
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...