| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:18 AM
As the Baltimore Ravens get ready for this weekend's game, folks are geared up for a special playoff edition of Purple Friday, with colorful sweatshirts, caps, shirts, sweaters, etc. For the bookish, here are some favorite purple titles, to get in the...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:00 AM
I've followed the Werdesheim case closely in the 18 months since the incident on Fallstaff Road took place ("Elder brother guilty in assault," May 4). I've lived a few streets from the occurrence for over 40 years. From The Sun's perspective, two...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:39 AM
Alex Turner has a writer's eye.
The Arctic Monkeys' singer-songwriter pens lyrics full of biting wit and pointed remarks. On "Reckless Serenade," a track from his band's recently released fourth album, he sings of the "type of kisses where teeth collide"...
| Oct 2, 2009
| 4:22 PM
They tried to tell me not to recap, I said noooooo, nooooo, nooooo! Greetings single moms, stay-at-home dads and guys who are trying to make nice with their wives by watching Lifetime. I'm Kevin Van Valkenburg, sports writer by day,......
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:46 PM
"It's not about you. It's not about the lawyer," Geragos said. "Your duty as a lawyer is to zealously represent your client. If you can't do it any longer, you resign, get out of the way. It's not the lawyer's ego. It happens every single day."...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:36 PM
When it comes to writing, authors can be pretty superstitious....
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A roundup, from afar, of roundups of publishing's big annual conference, Book Expo America....
| Mar 14, 2012
| 2:42 PM
The temperature's are high. The sun's out and so is something else that's making many people miserable right now. It is pollen.
Wednesday was a gorgeous day and that brought people outside at Wasena Park in Roanoke. Some were pushing strollers. Others...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:15 AM
BAY HARBOR — It takes a lot to become a good leader.
Staying true to your word, learning from mistakes, showing genuine care and surrounding yourself with good people all helps.
Former University of Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr spoke of...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 11:02 AM
By Douglas Brinkley (Harper, 2012)
Judging from the reviews of this book, a lot of people have a fixed idea of Walter Cronkite, one that seems seriously at odds with what the famous newscaster actually represented to millions of people.
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Each novelist requires circumstance — a situation to describe, from which a conflict arises — and the ivy-covered college hall or dormitory room provides such context readily. It would take research and, thereafter, expertise to write about...
| Apr 20, 2012
Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...