| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I ALWAYS knew that 'Sesame Street' would be a success -- I just didn't know it was going to be this much of a success!" said co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney at the annual Sesame Workshop blast last week.
It happened at Cipriani 42nd Street, which I happen...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Tuesday morning was Baltimore's coldest for the month of March since record-keeping began in the 1870s, with a low of 4 degrees reported at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport by 6 a.m.
The National Weather Service confirmed the...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Elizabeth Banks-starrer "Walk of Shame" lived up to its name during its opening weekend at the box office.
Focus Features' raunchy comedy grossed a dismal $38,000 from 51 locations this past week giving the pic, which cost $15 million to produce, a...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:28 PM
Cannons will fire. Infantrymen will march. And once again, the Blue and the Gray will clash in downtown Naperville marking Civil War Days, a weekend reenactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 and 18 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.
| Nov 24, 2013
It has been two months since the Rebel army in Georgia delivered the morale-killing blow at the Battle of Chickamauga that sent Union Gen. William Rosecrans packing to be replaced by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The Southern army, led by Gen. Braxton Bragg,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:25 PM
We all know Charlie Crist. We’ve seen him govern, and we’re familiar with his genial personality. He has an extensive record in public office.
If you’re in the Republican camp, Charlie Crist is a wishy-washy turncoat, a man of no...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:20 AM
As Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia marched north through the Shenandoah Valley toward Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, news of a different, distant campaign reached the Lehigh Valley in the summer of 1863.
The Allentown Democrat of June 10, 1863...
| Jun 30, 2013
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The Siege of Vicksburg was all about the Mississippi River. Whoever controlled Vicksburg controlled the river, and whoever controlled the river was going to win the Civil War.
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Lincoln....
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Singling out a Karen Russell story for being strange is a bit like acknowledging a raindrop for being wet. Beginning with her debut 2006 collection, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” Russell has presented an expanding...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:57 PM
I was led quite by accident last week to peruse a pair of highly absorbing memoirs.
That's the nice thing about being retired. You have time to indulge your reading passions, from selections on the latest bestseller lists to enduring works you've long...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Playwright Anton Chekhov famously said that a gun should never be displayed onstage without a reason. If it is seen in the first act, he advised, it ought to go off by the third.
In other words, writers should not clutter a narrative with distractions...