| Nov 16, 2013
| 6:17 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With her wheelchair pushed aside, Erika Brannock gripped her walker and moved slowly toward the Thunder Road 5K finish line.
Inside, her brother-in-law, Michael Gross, was bursting with pride to see Brannock walking with a...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
David O. Russell's latest film, "American Hustle," is very loosely based on the Abscam sting operation of the late '70s/early '80s that resulted in the conviction of several congressmen and a New Jersey state senator, among others, on bribery charges. But...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Charles Manson's girlfriend can't be too happy about this. She's all like "Charlie and I are going to get married." But Charlie's all like, No, we're not.
Meanwhile, all the single guys on planet Earth are like: "Charles Manson has a girlfriend?!?"...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Dan Bongino launched his first campaign for office on a laptop computer in his dining room. His wife, alone at his side, was the only other person he was sure would vote for him.
Two years later, as the Severna Park man runs for the House of...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 2:44 PM
Note to businesses around the world. Don't do this. Ever.
"Remember Pearl Harbor With Bombs and Kamikazes."
When Murphy's Bleachers put up that sign connecting the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor tragedy with bar drinks, the response on social media...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder has been on psychiatry's books for just 23 years, and before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no one ever entertained the possibility that watching disturbing images of trauma on TV could give rise to the disorder....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:27 PM
James Taylor tried something new before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night: a sort of mash-up of the real national anthem and the unofficial one, "America the Beautiful." Alas, not on purpose, it appears.
The folk-pop icon took to the mike...
| Oct 29, 2013
At the beginning of the summer, my wife and I took our grandsons and their friends to a weekly outdoor farmer's market and arts and crafts fair in the South End of Boston, which hat runs from May through October. The kids loved the food trucks, the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:02 PM
If you bundled the attacks all together into one brutal event, it would have been the worst massacre since Adam Lanza walked into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last December.
Instead, America's latest criminal tragedy has been doled out in...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:13 AM
Boston loves its Red Sox, but after the team's World Series championship win Wednesday night at Fenway Park, many of the Boston faithful paid tribute to an entirely different sporting event, the Boston Marathon.
Amid the jubilation outside Fenway, which...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:06 PM
A federal prosecutor in Georgia has opened a formal review into what local officials ruled was the accidental death of a teenager, found dead and wrapped in a wrestling mat in his high school gymnasium.
The latest step in the case of Kendrick Johnson...