| Jun 19, 2011
The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century
Random House: 432 pp., $28
Veteran journalist Scott Miller has done something very interesting in his first book: He has conjoined two kinds...
| Jun 19, 2011
| 10:10 AM
The clock was turned back to the 1950s for the Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon at Verdugo Hills Hospital. “Rock Around the Clock” was the luncheon theme in the Council Room-turned-diner on June 11. And, indeed, more than 200 volunteers work...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In a democracy, nothing is supposed to matter more than the will of the people.
So it was painful to watch last week as the will of the people was overturned and one of Arizona's duly elected representatives was forced from office. It wasn't a recall...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Livin' la vida loca...at William McKinley High.
At first, I'd considered putting my Spanish minor and that fall semester in Spain to good use and write this recap in Spanish. But then I reconsidered because I couldn't get the accent marks and tildes to...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:18 PM
It's Valentine's Day at William McKinley High. Cue the sappy love songs.
If you guessed this week's glee club's assignment would be "World's Greatest Love Songs," then you, my friend, are correct. And everyone's not-so-favorite rich girl, Sugar, is...
| Aug 7, 2011
In 1896, a politician gave a fiery speech in Chicago about dollars and debts that, by comparison, makes the rhetorical barrages exchanged recently in Washington seem like after-dinner remarks at a morticians' convention.
The nation was in a prolonged...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 11:27 AM
Founded: March 30, 1839
Pulaski County was created in 1839 from parts of Montgomery and Wythe Counties, becoming the 87th Virginia county. It was named after Count Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who came to America after he was exiled...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 2:25 PM
Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is one in a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a major city.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DEL CERRO PARK
Distance: 4 miles
Duration: 1½ to 2 hours
| Sep 20, 2011
| 4:57 PM
Everyone's favorite singing misfits from William McKinley High School are back.
Okay. Maybe not everyone's favorites. But if you're a diehard Gleek like me, then you've been waiting all summer for the premiere of season three and Tuesday's episode did...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 4:48 PM
It seems as though dreams really do come true as the 'Glee' gods grant my wish of having Idina Menzel, aka Rachel's mom, Shelby, return as a guest star in season three.
Even better? A Rachel and Shelby duet, of course! The dynamic duo sang "Somewhere...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 10:28 AM
Baltimoreans were astonished to find resting on their porches and steps early on the morning of July 3, 1881, an "Extra" edition of The Baltimore Sun.
This was a first time in The Sun's 44-year history that the paper had been printed on a Sunday, and...