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  • The Bradys and the N.R.A.

    The Bradys and the N.R.A.
    After reading the April 4 Sun Sentinel, my wife asked if I read the Sarah Brady article who died at age 73. I don't read the obituaries pages - even the thought of thinking of finding my name bothers me. I was surprised it wasn't front page news....
  • Walk in Abraham Lincoln's footsteps 150 years later at preserved sites

    Walk in Abraham Lincoln's footsteps 150 years later at preserved sites
    There's nothing quite like wandering around the spot where a historic event occurred to help the imagination grasp how it all unfolded. Which is why I was standing on one side of the wraparound balcony in Washington, D.C.'s Ford's Theatre last year,...
  • Dwayne Johnson pumped for 'Furious 7'

    Dwayne Johnson pumped for 'Furious 7'
    When Dwayne Johnson thumbed a ride on "Fast and Furious" back in 2011, he instantly gave the film series a needed boost of energy. Some critics, such as Jim Slotek from The Toronto Sun, went so far as to suggest that Johnson saved the franchise,...
  • Hundreds mark 50 years since Malcolm X's assassination

    Activists, actors and politicians gathered Saturday in New York City to honor civil rights leader Malcolm X with a ceremony at the Harlem site where he was assassinated 50 years ago. About 300 people converged to hear remarks from one of Malcolm X's six...
  • Leyden revives play for 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death

    Leyden revives play for 150th anniversary of Lincoln's death
    On the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Leyden theater students will take on the challenge of reproducing both the play the president was watching and his death. On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was watching the third act of...
  • Updated: Maryland turns macabre in coming weeks

    Updated: Maryland turns macabre in coming weeks
    This story has been updated since its Tuesday web publication. This is Baltimore's morbid spring. The city where Edgar Allan Poe gave up the ghost has always had a soft spot for the historic macabre. But in the next month, more cultural activities...
  • Remembering Selma: Participants recall historic march 50 years later

    Remembering Selma: Participants recall historic march 50 years later
    They didn't know each other 50 years ago when they took separate road trips to Selma, Ala. For that matter, they still don't know each other even though they remain united by history — by each of their decisions to answer Martin Luther King Jr.'...
  • Shootings of officers also deserve full investigation

    Shootings of officers also deserve full investigation
    I was totally distressed about the attempted assassination of the two police officers in Ferguson, Mo. When will the president send Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate this and the assassination of the two police officers in New York City?...
  • How Nemtsov's killing puts Putin in the crosshairs

    How Nemtsov's killing puts Putin in the crosshairs
    Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov's killing is not just a tragedy for Russia, but could be a harbinger of political turbulence. Commentary in the West implicitly blames President Vladimir Putin, highlighting the long list of Putin critics who have...
  • Absurd, this fuss over Three Stooges-like 'The Interview'

    Absurd, this fuss over Three Stooges-like 'The Interview'
    We live in a time when even frivolous pop-culture touchstones are blown out of proportion, from Grumpy Cat’s pout to Kim Kardashian's booty. But not in a million years did I imagine the R-rated lunacy of “The Interview” would become...
  • Western Springs garage owner an institution in town

    Western Springs garage owner an institution in town
    There are iconic figures where only their first name is needed. Las Vegas has Celine. Cleveland has LeBron. Chicago has Rahm. Western Springs has Wally. The longtime owner of Wally's Garage, Wally Kloog is a renaissance man. Go into his auto repair shop...