| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The heavy rain had pretty much stopped late Friday afternoon, but along City Dock in Annapolis, the sailing enthusiasts continued to come by the Buster's Marine merchandise tent. David Schmidtt, who had started going to the United States Sailboat Show...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
In the program for "Fast Company," a play by Carla Ching now having its world premiere at South Coast Repertory, the verb "grift" is helpfully defined: "To obtain goods or money illegally by use of skill rather than violence."
Many of you are no doubt...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:10 PM
As a young woman living in 2013 (not 1913), it's shocking to me that there are still people who think a woman's boss should be able to decide if she has access to insurance coverage for birth control. Like the majority of my peers, I'm already feeling the...
| Aug 31, 2013
Commercial apple varieties mostly lack the intensity, complexity and idiosyncrasies of the finest older and specialty kinds, for which the prime season has just begun. It's a good time to review the most flavorful varieties that will be available at local...
| Nov 6, 2012
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Steve Franken, a veteran character actor whose long career included playing the spoiled young millionaire Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on the popular situation comedy "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" in the early 1960s, has died. He was 80.
Franken died of...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Jane Nebel Henson knew Kermit before he was the Frog, saw the Cookie Monster before he lost his "fiendish" teeth and was around for the pre-diva days of Miss Piggy.
Henson, the wife and longtime artistic collaborator of legendary Muppets creator Jim...
| Oct 1, 2012
Jennifer Jaff was on the brink of attending law school when her doctor tried to stop her because she had a debilitating chronic illness.
"I decided I couldn't stay in bed the rest of my life," she later said. "I had to live."
Decades later she was a...
| Feb 2, 2013
In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol...
| Apr 30, 2013
L.A. poet and playwright
Ben Pleasants, 72, a Los Angeles poet and playwright who also championed the work of Charles Bukowski and John Fante in literary critiques, died of a heart attack April 18 in Crescent City, his wife, Paula, said....
| Feb 21, 2013
Robert C. Richardson
Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996
Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...