| Nov 9, 2012
Eleven thousand refugees have poured out of Syria in just 24 hours, a staggering spike as violence surges near the border, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday. The Friday deluge is more than triple the usual numbers of 2,000 to 3,000 people...
| Nov 9, 2012
As far the Communist Party is concerned, Tibet is the happiest place in China and dissatisfaction is stirred up by outside agitators. So pronounced Tibet’s top delegates at the 18th Communist Party congress, which is convening this week in Beijing....
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code'
Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Geza Vermes was a graduate student in Belgium in the late 1940s when he was captivated by news sweeping the globe about a remarkable discovery in the desert east of Jerusalem. He quickly switched gears, penning his doctoral thesis on the Dead Sea Scrolls,...
| May 24, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Here's a list of all spring football games in our coverage area. Please alert us of any errors or changes.
Thursday, May 16
Cornerstone Charter at Master’s Academy DNR
Lake Nona 33, First Academy 21 - Final (3 varsity quarters)
| Apr 16, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Spectacular song-and-dance numbers backed by soaring musical scores. Elaborate, encore-worthy set designs. Floors that shift, open and drop. Hundreds of costumes flouncing, floating, shimmering, shaking. Larger than life. Bigger than Broadway. If you're...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Tomorrow is my least favorite minor holiday, April Fools' Day.
The Internet tells me that the origin of April 1 being a day for this sort of so-called merriment may be Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," a book-length collection of stories written in...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Restaurants serving a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes menu, along with their regular menus, on Christmas Eve include Donna's (5100 Falls Road, 410-532-7611, donnas.com/crosskeys), Aldo's (306 S. High St., 410-727-0700, aldositaly.com) in...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:27 AM
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Were he still with us, Charles Bukowski would be 93 Friday. Happy birthday, Charles Bukowski!
Bukowski was dubbed the Poet Laureate of Skid Row; he wrote about the gritty neighborhoods of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:00 PM
"Yes Is the Answer" is a collection of 20 essays related to progressive rock and its somewhat less regularly derided cousin art rock. Fifteen of the writers care about the subject, or used to. The other five came along to kibitz — a chess term for...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The notion that religious freedom is under siege isn't just an American preoccupation. Some Christian leaders in Britain also have sounded the alarm, prompting a pointed rejoinder from the former spiritual leader of the Church of England that also...