| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:05 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — There have been, in modern times, three Marilyns, a couple of Lulus and Lolitas, and many Moby Dicks with their own operas. Now, suddenly and out of the blue, we have two new operas, or in this case operatic Passion plays, about Mary...
| Jan 20, 2013
Long before Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o said he was duped by an imaginary Internet girlfriend, Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil was plucking the gullible. A regular entry on Chicago police blotters in the first half of the 20th century, Weil was dubbed...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:14 PM
It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1.
But if the state's newly...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 7:06 AM
The snow on the day after the Christian observance of Palm Sunday and the first day of the Jewish observance of Passover was certainly an unusual occurrence in Harford County.
The most vital of holidays for both faiths are very closely associated with...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Joy Ladin has carved out a unique niche for herself. "I specialize in being an anomaly," Ladin said. "I'm the Wandering Trans-Jew."
Ladin once was Jay Ladin, a husband and father who was miserable in his own skin. Ladin has since left that life behind...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 1:02 PM
One could never accuse Northlight Theatre of a lack of eclecticism in its programming. In a matter of weeks, subscribers there in Skokie have gone from chortling at Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple," of all things, to a drama that begins with the...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Steven Muller, the president of Johns Hopkins University from 1972-1990, died on Jan. 19. He was one of the giants of his era. I knew him well. I write to share three remarkable stories which reveal the character of this great man.
1. Steve was...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
A warm-up to seasonable early spring weather is in the forecast for this weekend, but rain could arrive for any egg hunts and picnics scheduled for Easter Sunday.
Saturday is forecast to be a nice day to be outside, with highs around 60, calm winds...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Probably not too many people notice the plaque just to the left, inside the door of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library.
It reads: "This Orange County Branch Library is dedicated to the memory of Judge Donald Dungan, an avid reader and a dedicated...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Chef Laura Frankel will be getting all schmaltzy March 6 as she touts the flavor and health benefits of using chicken fat in Passover dishes during a cooking class at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, 610 S. Michigan Ave....