| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:39 AM
"The Carnival at Bray" by Jessie Ann Foley was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association earlier this month. Foley is an English teacher at William Howard Taft High School.
→Charles Finch, author of the Charles...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 7:31 PM
Brunette Sestito apologizes for having a little trouble hearing. The new battery her daughter put in her hearing aid helps, but Sestito still misses the occasional word.
Of course, as she points out, she is 107.
Sestito, a resident of Lehigh Commons...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:21 PM
The young man who answered the phone in the Senate office of Vermont's Bernie Sanders told the caller, a would-be campaign contributor, that it is illegal for funds to be accepted on federal property. He advised the person to contact Sanders' political...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:30 AM
Two raw eggs mixed with warm milk. Broiled lamb, steak or liver. Five carrots. And a hot fudge sundae.
This was apparently what Marilyn Monroe ate every day in 1952. And it's what Rebecca Harrington ate for 10 days while researching celebrity diets...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 1:30 PM
A hundred years ago, San Francisco had something to prove.
Its leaders wanted the world to know they had rebuilt since the earthquake and fires of 1906, and they wanted to woo the travelers and commerce that would be headed west through the just-...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:37 PM
"Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years"
It seems only right that a book celebrating Beverly Hills' centennial anniversary costs $100. The price matches the heft and ambition of Robert S. Anderson's massive and heavily illustrated tome. In...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:39 PM
President Barack Obama is now officially a lame duck: no more elections left, and facing GOP majorities in the Senate, House, governors' mansions and even the Supreme Court, in a sense, where five of the nine justices were appointed by Republicans. But...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Location: Cincinnati, OH (296,550)
Colors: Red and black
Famous Cincy athletes: Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson; Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax; Former MLB All-Star Kevin...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Seen through the prism of subsequent national experience, Nelson Rockefeller resembles a swollen post-war automobile — a land yacht with tail fins, a period piece, bemusing and embarrassing. He remains, however, instructive.
Richard Norton Smith,...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"HE is a freak, a demagogue and the most dangerous man this country has ever known!"
No, this is not a member of Congress, or the Senate, or a TV pundit bashing President Barack Obama.
It was William Howard Taft attacking his former friend Theodore...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Jacob M. "Jack" Schmulowitz, a retired Social Security Administration division chief, died of kidney failure Wednesday at Sinai Hospital. He was 85.
The son of Polish immigrants Julius Schmulowitz, a baker, and Lillie Schmulowitz, a homemaker, Jacob...