| 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,...
| 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...
| Aug 20, 2010
Mount SAC track and field announcer
Scott Davis, 66, a longtime track and field announcer and statistician who added to the prestige of the Mount San Antonio College Relays by attracting such stars as Marion Jones, Carl Lewis and Asafa...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 4:11 PM
Tom Wolfe is one of the reasons I got into journalism and, really, into writing in general.
His pieces mixed facts and traditional reporting with striking personal accounts and interesting literary techniques in way that appeased both my type-A...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Two of the candidates for the Republican nomination, John Huntsman and Mitt Romney, are Mormons, and Romney is leading in most national polls.
Huntsman, the other Mormon candidate, trails badly, probably because he's more centrist. His religion isn'...
| Oct 29, 2011
I'm the ultimate brown-thumb dude, but I've always respected the gifted gardening set.
On Friday and Saturday, that niche will be well-represented at the Art of Bromeliads 2011 Extravaganza, a series of free bromeliad seminars and other activities at the...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 1:08 PM
On Nov. 3, 2002, Arthur Miller stepped up to the Armour Stage at Symphony Center, stood at the podium and read from his book "On Politics and the Art of Acting," in which he explored the American political stage.
As inaugural winner of the Tribune...
| 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,...
| Dec 6, 2011
David Guterson has won 2011's Bad Sex in Fiction Award. The tongue-in-cheek prize was presented at a ceremony in London on Tuesday. As in years past, the award-winning author was not in attendance.
Guterson was awarded the prize for writing a marathon...
| 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...