| Jul 9, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Last year, the National Endowment for the Arts declared Reading on the Rise after issuing a dire report five years earlier, Reading at Risk. This back and forth about the state of reading -- who reads, what they read and......
| Apr 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
A Laguna Beach acupuncturist was charged Tuesday afternoon with sexual battery after he allegedly rubbed the private parts of a female patient and pulled down her pants, authorities said. William James Goit, 52, faces one misdemeanor count of sexual...
| Mar 28, 2010
The Shaking Woman
Or a History of My Nerves
Henry Holt: 224 pp., $23
The shaking began 2 1/2 years after her father died. Siri Hustvedt was giving a talk at the university where he taught in the town in which she had spent a piece of her...
| May 16, 2010
Soho: 350 pp., $25
Although the film "The Hurt Locker" earned the industry's highest awards, some critics said that the movie was so riddled with inaccuracies that it could not be taken seriously. The film's...
| Nov 25, 2010
Do you ever think about what makes life significant? I do. There's no other philosophical inquiry examined more than the meaning of life.
This semester I've been blessed with a bright group of students. Because of their intuitiveness I've ratcheted up...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 1:57 PM
SAN BRUNO -- Officials say an eighth victim has died from the gas line explosion that consumed a Northern California neighborhood earlier this month.
The San Mateo County coroner's office said Tuesday it was notified of 58-year-old James Emil Franco's...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 11:38 AM
Penelope's was closed so I headed to Starbucks for a cup of black tea. Barb and the kids who work there are wonderful; they make you feel like you're a member of their family.
I was sipping tea and re-reading, "With the old Breed," by Eugene Sledge,...
| Feb 10, 2011
| 3:39 PM
A Hagerstown man has been charged in connection with a three-vehicle crash in 2010 that killed a Delaware woman, but he was not charged in her death.
Cory Scott Kuczynski, 25, of 17544 Gay St., was charged with two counts of causing life-threatening...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 11:40 AM
I often receive notes from readers asking for perspective regarding life’s perplexities. I’m taken aback that I would get such inquiries, and that some of you think of me as some sort of shaman. I’m just a street kid from the Bronx. What...
| Jan 28, 2011
What is a ghost? A disembodied spirit or just the product of a troubled mind? Does it matter? It does for paranormal investigators, whether they're William James and the American Society of Psychical Research or the team on Syfy Channel's "Ghosthunters."...
| Jan 22, 2011
| 7:32 PM
The following marriage licenses were issued in December in Washington County:
Luis Eduardo Chuy Morales, 33, of Silver Spring, Md., and Dawn Ranae Neville, 24, of Hagerstown
Clifton Lynn Barnhart II, 26, and Tracy Jean Barnes, 26, both of Hagerstown...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:58 PM
At best, history books can offer only a sanitized glimpse of war.
It's the words and memories of those who fought on the battlefields that truly tell the story.
Some of those stories are more difficult to hear than others.
But Leslie Allen listened....