| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As the cameras whirred, John Goodman read the paper at the kitchen table. Fellow actor Matt Malloy nervously washed dishes at the counter. A third performer, Mark Consuelos, scrolled though the morning's news on his tablet.
"Gil, did you know Sarah...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:30 PM
John Denver was 27 years old the summer he moved to Aspen, Colo., a place with which the then-emerging singer-songwriter -- born Henry John Deutschendorf, the son of a U.S. Air Force officer -- would one day become synonymous.
"The Rockies always...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Boyd Rutherford was raised in a Democratic family in Democratic Northeast Washington, but the running mate of Republican Larry Hogan says he decided early on that the GOP was closer to his values.
Rutherford, who is African-American, came to the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Alaska is known for having the economy of a petro-state, a far-flung citizenry, a large native population and unreliable polling.
Oh, and Sarah Palin.
A supernova, she exploded and dissolved as a vice presidential candidate, and she was a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:32 AM
When it comes to weather, colors and overall atmosphere, Octobers in our Midwest have it all — topped off at the end with the magic of Halloween. I say magic, because I am convinced that’s what has made Halloween our nation’s second most...
| Sep 15, 2014
It's hard to say what would suddenly drive a man to threaten his roommates with a gun. Or cause him to threaten to shoot himself. Or to shout at responding officers, with weapon in hand, "Just do it."
But those suicidal actions last week led to the...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Of the non-comic-book-related dramas debuting this fall, Barbara Hall's "Madam Secretary" on CBS is clearly a front-runner.
Smartly written and formidably cast, the series, which premieres Sunday, offers a welcome dose of Téa Leoni, female sanity and...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Normally, no one would care that in a recent Atlantic essay -- "Why I hope to die at 75"-- 57-year-old Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argued that living to be 75 years old was long enough for anyone. After 75, Emanuel suggests, "We are no longer remembered as...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing and particularly American malady — the assassination of the nation's political...
| Sep 26, 2014
There's not a whole lot of sisterhood on display in the pages of "The News Sorority," Sheila Weller's exhaustive — and somewhat exhausting — chronicle of the careers of broadcast superstars Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Christiane Amanpour....
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...