| Jul 14, 2011
| 7:55 AM
One in 10 Floridians has diabetes, a "disturbing" trend revealed in the nation's fat report last week. Though Florida ranks as the 29th-most-obese state in the country, the Sunshine State is No. 10 for diabetes. It's a distinction that comes with a...
| May 13, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Hell is getting what you want first thing in the morning, when it's the last thing in the world you need.
Hell is the life led by Doc Ebersole, the man at the mangled heart of Steve Earle's unforgettable new novel about music, life, death, addiction,...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 9:23 AM
"The Marrowbone Marble Company: A Novel"
By Glenn Taylor
Ecco, 356 pages, $24.95
There is a boy named Orb in Glenn Taylor’s new novel “The Marrowbone Marble Company,” and he may well represent the world itself, in the general way...
| May 27, 2011
| 4:07 PM
"Passing the Music Down"
By Sarah Sullivan, illustrated by Barry Root
Candlewick, $16.99, ages 8-11
Inspired by such prominent country fiddlers as Melvin Wine, Lester McCumbers and the much younger Jake Krack, Sarah Sullivan pays homage to musical...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 3:55 PM
In 1973, Joan Baehler had graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School and was working as a waitress when she entered "Lima Bean Blues" in the Chicago Tribune Magazine's first and only Fruit and Vegetable Poetry Contest. She won second prize -...
| Aug 20, 2011
Ralph Albertazzie's most memorable flight as President Richard Nixon's personal pilot on Air Force One was the final, history-making journey they took together.
Summoned to fly Nixon home to Orange County after the president resigned on Aug. 9, 1974,...
| Jan 8, 2011
Julia "Judy" Bonds, a West Virginia environmental activist who garnered national attention for her homespun opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining, has died, the environmental group Coal River Mountain Watch said. She was 58 and had cancer.
| Apr 30, 2011
Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75.
Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...
| Jun 21, 2011
Ryan Dunn, a member of the "Jackass" crew of outrageous daredevils and gross-out pranksters of MTV and movie fame, died in a fiery car crash in a Philadelphia suburb early Monday. He was 34.
Dunn and an unidentified passenger died in the accident,...
| Jan 19, 2011
Dale Fetherling, an author and editor who helped create The Times' San Diego County edition in 1978 and guided it through its closure in 1992 during an economic downturn, died Tuesday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego of complications following...
| Nov 14, 2010
Reporting from Media, Pa. —
Despite having turned 81 less than three weeks ago, American composer George Crumb remains deeply absorbed in his craft. The native of Charleston, W.V., has been nestled in his suburban Philadelphia home for 45 years....