| Jun 13, 2013
Quickness has never been my hallmark. Not athletically — I was two steps slow on the basketball court and couldn't handle an inside fastball. Not personally — I didn't marry until age 51 and clung to dial-up Internet and my flip phone nearly...
| Jun 16, 2013
In May 1918, with America embroiled in the First World War, Iowa's Gov. William Lloyd Harding dealt a blow against Germany. His Babel Proclamation — that was its title; you cannot make this stuff up — decreed: "Conversation in public places,...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:28 PM
When you're planning a vacation with kids, Doris Kearns Goodwin suggests mixing in a little history.
"Something rubs off," said the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian. "People say maybe the kids are grumpy and such, but you often hear about a...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:26 AM
100 Years Ago
Guests, visitors and callers
From the Times social column: "Rev. Watson E. Holly was a dinner guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Harman, Sr. of Howard county.
"Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Harman have been entertaining Miss Hopkins,...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Sharon Boston, media relations manager at University of Maryland Medical Center, normally spends her days fielding requests from the media. But when it comes to weekends and vacations, it's a safe bet that she's on the road, traveling to visit homes...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:00 AM
History, as we all know, is framed by events. But it also grows from relationships, both personal and political, and is framed by how the actions of particular players in specific circumstances set the course for the future.
In her sweeping new history,...
| Nov 10, 2013
With the possible exception of Robert Caro, who has spent the bulk of his long career documenting the career of a single president (Lyndon Johnson), the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is perhaps America's best-known chronicler of our most interesting...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Paul Umansky, an opera lover, occasional actor and, for more than two decades, the public voice of Sinai Hospital, died March 27 at the Gilchrest Center.
He was 81, and died following a three-year bout with multiple myeloma.
"He was a great guy," said...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
When historians are asked to name our greatest president, Woodrow Wilson is consistently ranked near the top. He was president during the Progressive Era and championed many of its reforms, including the eight-hour workday, a federal income tax and...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:24 PM
DreamWorks is heading back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
A year after Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" became a box office hit and award-season favorite, the filmmaker's DreamWorks Studios has announced plans to make another presidential drama -- and based on...
| May 30, 2013
Nearly everyone in New Haven has a Richter's story, including native son and restaurateur Jason Sobocinski. The historic tavern on Chapel Street welcomed beer-drinking crowds for nearly 30 years before closing in 2011.
Sobocinski's memories are fond...