| Apr 14, 2012
Before heading home after two weeks on the road, it was clear that I needed a shave and a haircut.
What I didn't know is that I'd also get the famed ear flame treatment from a Turkish barber.
Tribune photographer Chris Walker, my colleague who...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:42 PM
Patrick Vogel never saw the World Trade Center outside of photographs, and he didn't know anyone who died on9/11.
But as far as the Long Beach artist is concerned, he has a connection — a slight, geographical one — to the terrorist attacks...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:05 AM
Batteries made in America for America and backed by America. That's how politicians hailed Ener1.
The company tapped the country's top scientists at Argonne National Lab in Illinois, and U.S. taxpayers pledged up to $118 million in federal stimulus funds...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:31 AM
There's a big launch event tonight in Washington for the Baltimore-made HBO comedy "VEEP," and I do not want to spoil anyone's fun. So, I am going to be purposefully light on details in talking about the three episodes of this brilliant and biting...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Stanley Harrison, a communications and writing teacher who edited a scholarly journal about H.L. Mencken, died of cardiac arrest after a stroke April 5 at the home of a friend in Miami Beach, Fla. He was 81 and lived in Florida and Woodbine.
Born in East...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:00 AM
On April 17, I will be protesting war taxes at Baltimore's main post office. I realize that taxes fund many good programs — education, environment and diplomacy. But sadly when 57 percent of the federal budget goes to the Pentagon, the government'...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:28 PM
It would be irresponsible to make too much of the photos of American troops posing with dead Afghan insurgents published today in the Los Angeles Times. This is not My Lai or even Abu Ghraib. The killings themselves, as far as we know, were legitimate. In...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 9:33 AM
"VEEP" is the kind of series that separates HBO from almost every other channel or network making television these days.
It takes great risks, dares to break new ground, includes some of the most imaginative artists working in the arts and aims for...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 3:26 PM
After a three-year dispute with Laguna Beach artist Wyland over the use of his humpback whale design on a state license plate, the California Coastal Commission selected another Laguna artist, Bill Atkins, and a Northern California painter, to design a...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"The Lakotah had no language for insulting other orders of existence: pest, waste, weed ..."
But what about "bugsplat"?
That's the word for the cop at UC Davis, walking up and down the line of students sitting with their arms locked, zapping them in the...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 7:21 AM
That the Navy's Fifth Fleet was the one to declare the U.S. intention to keep the Straight of Hormuz clear, rather than the president or the secretary of defense speaking for the nation, suggested a weakening of the principle of civilian control of the...