| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Regardless of how full her plate is, Lisa Orgren will always make room for her favorite pastime, which involves donning gloves, grabbing a trowel and digging in the dirt.
She's not planting flowers or vegetables in her backyard. For the last five...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:33 AM
In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:20 AM
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
All men are created equal. All chattel are insured.
I saw the movie "Belle" the other day and a piece of it got stuck in my head. The costume drama, set in England in the 1780s, hinged on a real historical event: the monstrous voyage of the slave ship...
| Jun 13, 2014
Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present.
But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Father's Day is Sunday, and as always, I'm on the lookout for books that make great gifts. This year, I thought it would be fun to ask several dads around the Daily Press newsroom for suggestions. Here's what they had to say.
From entertainment staff...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:47 AM
For 11 years, Michelle Knight was repeatedly raped while being held captive in a Cleveland house, impregnated at least five times by her abuser, Ariel Castro, who beat and starved her to terminate the pregnancies.
In an interview Monday, Knight said she...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Chiwetel Ejiofor has been set to play a convicted British drug trafficker in a movie version of "Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail."
New Regency has obtained the movie rights to the 2003 book,...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:44 AM
I’d like to go to church this morning, Pentecost and all that, but there are all those people circling the house, pounding feebly at the door, and pleading for the answers to yesterday’s quiz on word nerdiness.
Here you are: the original ten...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:51 PM
If you look closely at pictures of the Titanic, you can see the word "Liverpool" on the ship's stern, just below "Titanic." Unlike the White Star Line behemoth, the city of Liverpool never sank, but it did seem to founder. It was heavily bombed during...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Huntington Beach High School students recently took time to educate peers and parents about human rights problems and how to make their campus safer.
Bullying, human trafficking, sexual abuse and other topics were discussed May 30 at the school's fourth...