| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:07 PM
In 1921 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the former assistant secretary of the Navy during the Woodrow Wilson administration and Democratic nominee for vice president the previous year, must have seemed to be a preternaturally fortunate man. Still very much...
| Dec 15, 2013
In the long, often spectacular history of Hampton Roads, few sights can match the epic scene that unfolded in the waters off Old Point Comfort in early December 1907.
Trailing long vees of white water and giant plumes of black smoke, battleship after...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:31 AM
The eighth annual Festival of Arts Boca returns to Mizner Park for 10 days of music, dance and ideas.
Violinist Itzhak Perlman opens the festival on March 6 with the Festival Orchestra Boca conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos. Also on this year's...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Top Reader Requests
Each month the booksellers at the Barnes & Noble at Peninsula Town Center in Hampton gather their Top 5 reader requests in fiction and nonfiction. Here is this month's list:
Top 5 Fiction:
"Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:00 PM
A good subtitle for "Newton's Football" might be "Pigskin Freakonomics." This extraordinary collaboration between Allen St. John, columnist for Forbes.com and author of "The Billion Dollar Game," and Ainissa G. Ramirez, a PhD in materials science and...
| Sep 8, 2013
The advocates of war against Syria have taken Theodore Roosevelt’s advice and turned it upside down. They believe that in confronting Bashar Assad, the United States should speak loudly and carry a tiny stick...Steve Chapman...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Warren Harding died here" doesn't quite have the tourist draw of "Washington slept here," but for the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the distinction of being the only hotel where a president of the United States drew his last breath is enough to put it...
| Jun 1, 2011
When you think of Las Vegas, you probably don't think of Las Vegas, N.M. It's the other Las Vegas, and perhaps the wildest Wild West town you've never heard of.
I had never heard of Las Vegas, N.M., when I first encountered it in 1997 — a Western...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:56 PM
What's the size of the national monument?
Hampton City officials have not seen the details of the Antiquities Act that the president is scheduled to sign on Tuesday. However, the size of the proposed park that was agreed to this summer by the National...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 10:17 AM
At Little Rock National Airport, it's two for the price of one. No, we're not talking about airfares, but Clintons.
The Arkansas capital's Municipal Airport Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to rename the airport in honor of the former president and...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 3:11 PM
Before he is laid to rest on Wednesday at a suburban cemetery, the body of former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer will be taken on a grand "final tour" of the iconic city sites he is largely responsible for making reality:...