| Oct 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I'M SO happy you found a way out of this business." That was a telegram sent by Marilyn Monroe to Grace Kelly, the day of Kelly's marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.
This was a nice gesture on Monroe's part and one which spoke volumes about how she...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Sidney Anne Willson, a stellar multisport athlete who went on to help her son run a horse-breeding farm in Howard County, died in her sleep Tuesday of natural causes at Shady Grove Center in Rockville. She was 87.
In addition to tennis, a sport in which...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IT HAS been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the harsh progress of mankind." -- Queen Elizabeth II
TWO well-known amazing females died this week. One of them I knew very well. The other I never met, but I loved and admired her from afar....
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"It's much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked." -- Ethiopian leader Haile Selassie
I'm still raving about the new movie "Gone Girl," but I find lots of people think I'm crazy, so I will offer you some negative reaction. I won't...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Anyone who has suffered the ignominy of a fire pit, a backyard full of guests and a pile of soggy wood could only empathize with Redmoon on Saturday night.
After rain and cold hit Chicago cruelly early in the season, the trio of floating mansion...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:25 AM
I've never been a fan of restaurants that specialize in serving hot tea to women who wear hats.
I don't drink much tea, and scones are too often served with big helpings of pretense. But there's a big surprise in store for...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Some brothers you're born with; others you choose.
War took one from Eric Gower, but it gave him dozens of others, bonded by a singular experience 70 years ago.
Patriotic and dutiful young men, they took part in the largest amphibious assault in...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The Titanic didn't have them. Neither did the snooty Queen Elizabeth 2 or the swinging TV "Love Boat" Pacific Princess. But now many travelers refuse to cruise if they don't have a balcony cabin.
"The first couple times I cruised I had a porthole...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
He craved more, more and even more stuff.
"I think he went a bit loopy after his wife died," whispered the woman standing next to me as we stood in Sir John Soane's Museum gazing at antiquities dangling from ceilings and perched on the rafters.
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:02 AM
That Queen Elizabeth II just keeps on trucking. She's now joined the double-eight club, turning 88 on April 21, 2014.
Born in 1926 and having taken over head of state duties in 1952 at the age of 25, she has been the Queen for 62 years, which is the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:07 PM
As the "Hot Days, Cool Flicks" summer film series winds down to an end, filmgoers still have an opportunity to catch two of the top films screening at the Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival.
Presented by the Mandel Jewish Community Center,...