| May 16, 2014
| 1:24 PM
All the errors aren’t on the field as the Cubs celebrate the centennial season of Wrigley Field.
One of the handsome new murals on the ballpark’s outside walls shows a photo labeled “Charles Lindbergh, Wrigley Field,” but the...
| May 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Despite the hellfire-and-brimstone title, "DamNation" proves to be a relatively tame eco-issue doc that prioritizes visually stunning nature photography over inflammatory rhetoric and dire prognostications. An audience award winner at this year's SXSW...
| Apr 27, 2014
In the spring of 1939, on the eve of the Holocaust, Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus set out on a highly unlikely mission. The handsome lawyer and his stylish wife left their two young children and their comfortable home near Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square,...
| Mar 9, 2014
If you're a city person, you might only have read of chamber pots, an inconvenient though useful contraption from an earlier time. In the part of Texas where I grew up, the term "chamber pot" was a tad too genteel. We called these essentials "slop jars"...
| 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 27, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Q: In regard to the new bridge being built over the Lehigh River, it would be nice to name it Pearl Harbor World War II Bridge in honor of the men and women from this area who served our country, or the John "Jack" McHugh Bridge, for the man who did so...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:01 PM
In 1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill asked President Franklin D. Roosevelt if he wouldn't mind stopping the presidential motorcade at 154 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, Md. The two men were en route to the federal government retreat previously...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Probably no single episode did more to assure President Obama's 2012 re-election than that supposedly private fundraising lunch at which Mitt Romney famously declared that "47 percent of Americans" would never vote for him.
The remark, unexpectedly...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served as the first...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the twilight years of snail mail, fledgling British copywriter Shaun Usher launched Letters of Note, a blog dedicated to paper correspondence. Despite the obvious irony, the site quickly built a following. Readers connected with the personal written...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:56 AM
"The Normal Heart." After years of languishing in development purgatory, Larry Kramer's furious and essential play about the early years of the AIDS crisis in New York has been turned into a film. Adapted by Kramer and directed by Ryan Murphy with a ...