| Aug 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When Bette Davis coined the phrase "Old age is no place for sissies," she may as well have been describing the plot of "The Expendables 3." Written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, the ensemble film features a cast of mature action vets who aren't...
| Jul 20, 2014
Here's Bill Paulik's obituary, which was printed in Sunday's Morning Call: William J. Paulik, 83, of Salisbury Twp., passed away July 18th, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of JoAnne (Rapp) Paulik for the past 55 years. Born in...
| Jul 29, 2014
After Doug Chase was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his wife contacted a Veterans Affairs hospital in Bedford, Mass., to have him treated there. That was in 2012. Finally, last month, the VA agreed to make an appointment. But by then Doug, a Vietnam...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:00 PM
If Sam Spade was a tough guy, Jim Rockford was … well, he could throw a punch, but he didn't like to because it hurt his hand.
Rockford's idea of a good time was eating Oreos and fishing with his dad, not spending a lost weekend with some smoky...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Some restaurants boast beautiful views of Long Island Sound. Other dining rooms overlook well-manicured gardens or bustling downtown centers.
The Essex Clipper Dinner Train offers a unique view of an ever-changing landscape as the train winds through...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Rudy Blomstrom of Lower Saucon Township responded to my recent stories about World War II heroes by sending me the remarkable account that he researched and wrote about his high school friend George Lawall.
The compelling subject line on his email was...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:03 AM
Don Christman still remembers the story behind the photo you see on this page.
He and some other boys were playing at their William Penn School playground in Bethlehem when a Morning Call photographer showed up. With the first day of school approaching,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:16 AM
As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons....
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Frank M. Robinson, an author of thrillers and science fiction who also helped slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk craft some of his most powerful speeches, has died. He was 87.
Robinson's June 30 death while under hospice care at his San...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:29 PM
Don Matheson, 84, a veteran television actor best known for his portrayal of one of the humans stranded on a mysterious planet on the science-fiction series "Land of the Giants," died June 29 in Woodland Hills. His daughter, Michele Matheson, said he...