| Oct 5, 2010
| 10:04 AM
"Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre"
By Heather Cox Richardson
Basic Books, 392 pages, $28.95
Heather Cox Richardson’s superb new book should come labeled: Warning! Reading the contents may lead to depression.
| Oct 17, 2010
Bristol Palin is dancing with the stars, Meghan McCain is a busy blogger, and Kim Jong Un is lining up as a successor to his father, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Being the offspring of a politician has some benefits along with the headaches.
| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:25 AM
This was the decade when the frontier town of Fort Lauderdale became the center of the region's burgeoning commerce. Its early and naive efforts at mercantilism involved the exploitation and destruction of what is now recognized as a vital environmental...
| Sep 18, 2010
William and Mary's first football season was in 1893. Grover Cleveland had just been elected president. Old Dominion's first season was in 2009. You can remember a year ago, right?
The Tribe had played 1,090 football games. The Monarchs had played 13....
| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:14 PM
What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than getting up close and personal with all 43 presidents — well, their lifelike wax figures, that is.
The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington opens this week with an unveiling of the...
| Jun 30, 2011
It was no thanks to Larry Jaster that the Dodgers made a second consecutive trip to the World Series in 1966.
The rookie left-hander from the St. Louis Cardinals pitched five shutouts in 1966 — all, remarkably, against the National League...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 12:03 PM
H. Emslie "Lee" Parks, former Baltimore County attorney and school board president who was also a highly regarded litigator, died Monday of cancer at Rutledge on Wye, his Queenstown home.
The longtime Granite resident was 81.
The son of a lawyer and a...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:23 PM
NEW YORK — It's easy to imagine many a sea captain sprawled out on the charred oaken floors of the Breslin, knocked cold after a brawl. The smell of smoking pig's feet wafts across black, wood tables. A bowl of onion soup floats past, oily with bone...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 12:42 AM
When son Steve saw me reading “The Book of Totally Useless Information,” he told me not to bother. “There’s already way too much useless information out there,” he said. Nevertheless, I am going to share some explanations for...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Once again, temporarily at least, scandal has mesmerized American politics. This time the target is Herman Cain, the up-from-nowhere restaurant executive who is battling back against the latest sexual harassment or misconduct allegations that have...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Labor Day is a lot more than the end of summer or the last day women wear white for the year. Labor day is a federally recognized holiday celebrated the first Monday in September. It's here to recognize the American laborer.
Back in the late 1800's,...