| Sep 4, 2011
A Story of True Love
Thich Nhat Hanh
HarperOne: 147 pp., $23.99
The novel, as a storytelling device, begins with that white parchment of possibility, turns many tricks, reveals many truths and, in the best of hands, can exploit the very...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Boy, I hope President Obama comes out of his shell soon. He's been awfully quiet. Perhaps he's being introspective, Zen-like around the White House, talking to the portraits of past presidents. He's so quick to want to please his political opponents,...
| Sep 5, 2011
The man in the picture is not a pirate.
It's my husband, Curtis, who underwent Mohs surgery for the removal of a small basal cell carcinoma along and near his lower eyelid.
Though the skin cancer wasn't much by itself — "It won't kill you," the...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Donald McColl was ready to start his PowerPoint presentation on the questionable origin of some early Christian artworks, but the equipment was acting up. A student asked, "Does anyone have a paper clip?"
It was a joke. No one has a paper clip in prison....
| Sep 9, 2011
"Shaolin," with its feuding warlords and fighting monks in '20s era China, is a sprawling popcorn blast of action kept spinning with crazy cool kung fu, tons of fake spurting blood (I think everyone had a packet clinched in their teeth) and slacker...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:01 PM
Fundraiser nets $7,000 for mammal center
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center raised $7,000 at its Martini Madness fundraiser at the Madison Square Garden Café on Saturday.
There were 175 people at the fundraiser lending support to the center and helping it...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:25 AM
A tuxedo seems like the one sartorial item that Hahn-Bin might not wear when this 24-year-old violinist appears for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
This hotshot performer...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 5:39 PM
To understand the impact meditation can have on the human mind, picture a glass of muddy water. If you stir it, the water stays cloudy and anything that might sink to the bottom is instantly sucked back into motion. But if you allow the glass to become...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 4:30 AM
We should expect a horrific human toll from any exchange of hostilities between Iran and Israel ("Nuclear saber-rattling," Jan. 6).
Steps toward avoiding that, such as your editorial call for an intricate U.S.-Tehran agreement, are morally well-...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 11:47 AM
A potentially tense exchange between Republican Sen. John McCain and Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping on Wednesday provided a glimpse into the personal political skills of heir apparent to China's presidency.
Xi was holding a private meeting with nearly...
| Feb 16, 2012
Tibetan Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala -- an intricate, mystical picture -- Feb. 26-March 2 at Florida Atlantic University.
Creating a "Compassion" mandala will be monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta, who have visited South...