| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:43 AM
I wanted to acknowledge a great email I got the other day from Bob and Elle Conti of Bethlehem
They read my piece this summer on D-Day hero Technical Sgt. William R. Benn of Bethlehem Township, who is honored in the Sacrifice Gallery at the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
November 19. That's the date a bust of Vaclav Havel is to be dedicated in National Statuary Hall at this country's Capitol, and it's perfect timing -- for November 19 will also be the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution he led and embodied in his...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Steve Almond doesn’t like football anymore. He’s upset because football players sometimes get injured. He’s upset because football players sometimes engage in off-the-field criminal or quasi-criminal acts. Mainly, he’s upset...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Sometimes the stories we think we know, the stories where we don't want to hear another word, turn out to be the most involving of all, the ones we in fact know the least about. So it is with "Last Days in Vietnam."
Not an examination of why we were...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:08 AM
I feel like we need a hero. Do you guys feel like we need a hero?
Inhumanity has been filling our news feeds the past couple of weeks and I'm ready to hear from somebody who's filling the world with some grace.
January Harshe, a 35-year-old mother...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:11 PM
As an altar boy, Nickolaus Schultz would sing “loud enough for the angels to hear him,” the Rev. Peter Muha said Monday.
It was the closest anyone came to a light-hearted recollection during a somber funeral service for Schultz, the first...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:58 PM
It was, Tyler Murphy said, a day to remember. "And it was," Murphy said, "a night I will never forget. It's hard to put into exact words how special it was. I've never experienced anything like it."
After the pregame walkthrough, Boston College coach...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns.
But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:41 AM
Fort Lauderdale resident John Heiser is 48 years old, 6-foot-1, and may weigh as much as 364 pounds in his race-day outfit for a highly competitive 5K Saturday morning in downtown Fort Lauderdale. But Heiser guarantees victory.
“Oh, hands down,&...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:36 AM
When Samuel Anderson got the call that he had been hired for "Doctor Who," he was expecting to appear in just a few episodes.
Then Jenna Coleman, who plays The Doctor's companion Clara Oswald in the BBC America series, texted her 32-year-old friend and...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 5:54 PM
In the wonderful comedy “My Favorite Year,” Peter O'Toole played Alan Swann, a character plainly based on screen icon Errol Flynn. Confronted with the realization that his upcoming TV appearance is going out live — ergo, no retakes...