| Nov 11, 2010
If only life moved along at the same clip as a John Grisham novel. Beginning writers should study him the way budding composers study Brahms or Pachelbel. He is a master at pacing, even if that doesn't always make up for some of his shortcomings.
| Oct 17, 2010
What is it, Gay Talese is asking, about sports? It occupies a messy, emotional territory in which we embrace, and, just as easily, discard, heroes. "It's not just losing the game," Talese reflects, voice etched with the soft syllables of southern New...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 3:51 PM
One thing to know about our club: The Sometimers book club began in 2003 with a discussion of "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" by Laura Hillenbrand. The club's original 11 members all had children who attended St. John of the Cross Parish School in...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 1:30 AM
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Tom Wolfe, director of the MSU Farrier School, was recently inducted into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame for his contributions to farrier education.
Wolfe received the award during the eighth annual International Hoof-...
| Mar 15, 2011
Nearly everyone familiar with the history of the 1960s has heard of Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey, the pranksters who spread the gospel of psychedelics to the countercultural generation. But far fewer remember Owsley Stanley.
Stanley, who died Saturday...
| May 23, 2011
Midway through the HBO docudrama "Too Big to Fail," the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York despairs that ordinary Americans "have no idea the whole thing is about to fall down."
He's referring not to the stock market, which already was plunging...
| May 3, 2011
| 1:30 AM
It is coming to that time of year, graduation season. And that means one thing: really insipid graduation speeches.
Perhaps you are a student leader, a teacher or maybe even a local luminary called on to perform this task. Here's some advice from...
| May 8, 2011
Little, Brown: 278 pp., $26.99
There's murder and mayhem in Pete Hamill's latest novel, "Tabloid City," but the real victim in his book is the print journalism that Hamill knows and loves so well. This ticking time...
| Dec 26, 2010
Salvador Jorge Blanco
Former president of Dominican Republic
Salvador Jorge Blanco, 84, a former Dominican Republic president who was convicted of corruption in a decision later overturned by an appeals court, died Sunday at his home in Santo Domingo,...
| May 29, 2011
Is graffiti the most influential art movement since Pop burst on the scene in 1962?
That's the head-turning claim made by "Art in the Streets," a controversial exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The show has been drawing the ire of social...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:11 AM
There's murder and mayhem in Pete Hamill's latest novel, "Tabloid City," but the real victim in his book is the print journalism that Hamill knows and loves so well. This ticking time bomb of a novel is about the end of a form of daily storytelling in...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Today — Christopher Lewis, Beck Road, turns 24; Anthony Robinson, Hagerstown, turns 29; Tom Wolfe, Franklin Street, Hagerstown, turns 66.
Sept. 24 — Ernie Shoemaker III, Chapline Street, Sharpsburg, turns 17; Cookie Grim,...