| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
It started as a day like any other a hundred years ago, but before it was out, it would have ushered in a century of war, revolution, terror and mass murder like no other.
For today, June 28th, is a dark centennial. It's the 100th anniversary of the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:37 PM
"We must resist our dreams of managing history."
—Reinhold Niebuhr, "The Irony of American History" (1952)
When you study how the U.S. goes to war, there is a prevalent though not perfect pattern. The triggering event is often a sudden crisis...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized.
Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:58 AM
The undergraduate diploma of the nation’s first African-American to graduate from Harvard is set to be auctioned in Chicago tomorrow, years after it was unearthed in an Englewood home.
Richard T. Greener’s bachelor of arts diploma --...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The call came in at 6:12 p.m.
“Two officers have been shot,” the voice on the other line said. “One may have died. We need you here.”
Sgt. Darin Ryburn — who at the time was a Burbank police detective, police union...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Carnifex Ferry is not Gettysburg. It's not Antietam. It's not Shiloh.
It was a little-known battle early in the Civil War that helped West Virginia break away from Virginia and become the 35th state.
The battle on Sept. 10, 1861, pitted 5,000 Union...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:35 PM
They lined up early on Monday morning with their head shots and résumés in hand, all hoping to land a part in the mega-musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."
The creative team behind the most expensive musical in Broadway history came to Los Angeles...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Updated: 9:49 a.m. Aug. 16: An actor was seriously injured Thursday night on the set of the Broadway musical "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark." A spokeman said Friday the actor, Daniel Curry, is in stable condition.
Curry, one of the production's nine...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:52 AM
The Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was forced to halt a performance after an actor injured his leg backstage, prompting screams audible to the stunned audience, but a spokesman said Friday's show would go on as scheduled.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It's hard to believe its September, summer is gone and the kids are back to school and some are off to college. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here and Christmas will follow soon after. Then we will start a brand new year.
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Usually when reading letters that I don't agree with, I just let them slide and do not give them much thought.
However, when one is personally attacked, then a response is in order. Recently, I wrote a piece (Mailbag: "