| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95.
The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker,...
| May 11, 2014
Nancy Malone was on the cover of Life magazine at age 11, had a starring role on Broadway at 17 and worked steadily as an actress in television in her 20s and 30s.
Though she was in demand, she feared for the future. "I'd seen actresses getting to the...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:49 PM
A growing achievement gap between Asian American students and their white classmates is due largely to greater work effort and cultural attitudes, not innate cognitive ability, researchers say.
In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, two...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:05 AM
You've probably heard of Louis Comfort Tiffany's stained-glass lamps. You may even be familiar with some of his more famous lamp styles, such as the Wisteria and the Dragonfly.
But you may not know those lamps were designed not by Tiffany, but by a woman...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 11:09 AM
To say that Trey Dickerson is good at adjusting to his surroundings might be an understatement.
He came to Los Angeles from Queens, N.Y., as a sophomore and was a starting guard at Van Nuys Montclair Prep when the school dropped its sports program....
| May 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Perhaps it's appropriate that the director of "The Immigrant" has achieved more fame overseas than on his own shores.
In France, James Gray is practically a household name. Though he hails from New York -- Queens to be exact -- four of his five films...
| May 7, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Chicago and its home state of Illinois may have a reputation for corruption in politics, with its long list of governors, aldermen and even a mayor who have been tossed in jail.
But some are wondering whether the Empire State is now giving the Land of...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Christopher Walken was born in Queens, New York, on this day in 1943. This birthday guy won the 1978 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance in "The Deer Hunter." He also was nominated for an Emmy for his performance in the...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Back in 1964, 50 years ago this summer, my mother, father, sister and I drove from our home in suburban New Jersey to New York City, where we caught a glimpse of the future.
Our destination was Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, the site of the World's...