| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:15 AM
TV host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster "Noah" as being "pro-animal" and unfaithful to the Bible. Well, yes and no. The film is both pro-animal and faithful to the Bible, at least to the Book of...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When he's not shooting blockbuster films, Orlando Bloom has devoted himself to helping those in need, even to the point of giving the shirt off his back to auction it off for charity.
Bloom has since raised $71,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
With "Noah," Russell Crowe has proven that he's the rare A-list actor who can successfully market his movie on social media.
While many younger actors would roll their eyes at doing the same, the 50-year-old Oscar winner has been using Twitter (where...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:27 AM
The following items were taken from police reports:
An 18-year-old Chicago woman was arrested on the 2300 block of Shermer Road on March 30 just after midnight and charged with drunken driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:54 PM
In the early years of the past decade, the four state museums were constantly threatened with closure or cutback. These vitally important historic and cultural sites — the Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury, the Henry Whitfield Museum in...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Nearly a century ago, it might have become the trial of the century.
A Bridgeport priest was shot dead on a busy city street. Multiple witnesses placed a dim-witted vagrant at the scene. Ballistics experts linked the man's gun to the crime. A chilling...
| Jan 19, 2014
Few things stick out more in black American speech than the pronunciation of "ask" as "ax." And when I say that it "sticks out," I'm being polite.
Attitudes about Ebonics have evolved somewhat as hip hop has become America's favorite music. Even the...
| Feb 23, 2014
Beyond the burning barricades and the corpses in the streets, here is what is at stake in Ukraine's insurrectionary drama.
The future of Ukraine as an independent state-nation
Intense violence inside a state, still falling short of civil war, can go...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:17 PM
The first Miracle Sports high school softball state rankings were released on Tuesday. Defending state champ St. Thomas Aquinas is ranked No. 1 in Class 7A and American Heritage is No. 1 in 5A. Five teams from Broward and Palm Beach counties are ranked in...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:45 AM
An elderly woman was seriously injured in an early morning fire in Laurel, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
The fire in the 9500 block of Canterbury Riding in Laurel was reported around 5:15 a.m. by a newspaper...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:00 AM
On Thursday the Huntington Library announced a significant donation: a collection of Evelyn Waugh books, manuscripts and correspondence. The gift will make the Huntington the second leading center of Waugh studies in the world.
Waugh, born in 1903 in...