| May 29, 2014
| 6:00 AM
I tried to reread "Infinite Jest" last summer. More like: planned to reread it. I joined a Facebook group modeled on Infinite Summer, the 2009 digital reading project in which hundreds of readers and commentators (including John Green and Colin Meloy)...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
At the helm of a ship early in her career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Sandra Stosz was given an ultimatum:
"You stand on the bridge like John Wayne with a six-gun in each hand barking orders and then I'll qualify you."
Stosz, a 1978 graduate of the U....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: President Obama and the First Lady can't hardly cross the damn street without an avalanche of rumors they're on the mad hunt for a post-White House residence. In 2012 there was a ton of tittering -- mostly in conservative media...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:04 AM
To say that Marco Rubio needs more seasoning before he lunges for the presidency is to be charitable.
Considering his maladroit handling of the immigration issue and — most lately — climate change, Rubio clearly hasn’t developed...
| Jun 24, 2014
By the spring of 1975, U.S. combat troops had been gone from Vietnam for two years. The country's long involvement there had ended, the draft had been abolished, Richard Nixon had resigned and the Americans who fought there were engaged at home in an...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Kingdon Gould, Jr., 90, is a noted businessman, real estate developer and former U.S. ambassador under two presidents. He is a great-grandson of railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Over the course of his more than six decades as a resident of Howard County, Gould&...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 PM
John Claerhout, a former Boy Scouts of America executive known for his finesse at fundraising and his promotion of scouting programs for thousands of inner-city Los Angeles teenagers, has died in a Northridge hospital. He was 85.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:04 AM
Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is Virginia's biggest industrial employer and a core component of the local economy.
On the tip of the Peninsula, the company began operations in 1886, founded by railroad magnate Collis P....
| May 9, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Dick Parsons, the former Time Warner chairman, has been tapped to be the new chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Parsons will try to bring stability and leadership to an organization reeling from the lifetime ban of its owner, Donald Sterling,...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:43 PM
One of America's most prominent businessmen, known for quelling fierce corporate infighting, was named Friday by the NBA as interim chief executive of the Los Angeles Clippers in a move to restore credibility and stability to the team after owner Donald...