| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The armed Taliban fighters who captured Bowe Bergdahl in southeastern Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, quickly handed him to a far more dangerous group that shuttled him between hide-outs in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt for the next five years.
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:32 PM
It was 4:45 p.m. on a hot Monday night in La Ca˝ada Flintridge. I was at a pub decorated with local historical memorabilia and riding equipment, waiting for some friends.
It was Monday and the weekday Flintridge Proper Happy Hour had another 15...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- On June 6, the Central Intelligence Agency joined the social media platform Twitter with its first tweet: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." Presumably this is an attempt by the agency to develop its "brand." Here's...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
"The Life": If you're of a certain age, then you might remember when Times Square was not so "Disney-fied." As a matter of fact, right up through the 1980s the area around 42nd Street was populated by pimps, prostitutes, addicts, dealers, runaways and...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:30 PM
If you think flying on a dragon can only happen in a fantasy world, think again.
As a promotion for the film “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” a team at DreamWorks Animation'sáDreamLab created a virtual reality journey in which people can fly...
| Jun 12, 2014
Architecture in Chicago is no small thing. It stands more prominently in the public conscience than arguably any other American city. And now, regrettably, so does one sign.
The recent installation of nearly 20-foot-6-inch-high letters spelling "TRUMP"...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:59 PM
It's been a few years since I've written, but the mood struck because you keep growing so fast and I'm feeling sentimental this week. Milestones and time-warp travel have a way of doing that.
We are in Brooklyn for Father's Day, a father-...
| May 14, 2014
| 7:12 PM
"Listen, I'm on an airplane that's been hijacked."
The voice is calm, as if from a man running late for dinner, not from someone about to die.
The man speaking, Brian D. Sweeney, is gone, but his last message to his wife can be heard by picking up a...
| May 13, 2014
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have launched the "Superman Hall of Heroes" as an online portal through which individuals can gift their own heroes with Man of Steel-themed merchandise.
The companies have inducted some notable names of their own --...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
University of Central Florida beat nine other finalist teams to win the 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio over the weekend. The team takes home bragging rights with the Raytheon NCCDC Alamo Cup, and gets their...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Yesterday my blog about UCF winning the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio was well-received on Twitter and on our website.
Today, I got this photo of the team's picture posted on a marquee in Times Square.