| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
At just 21, a kid from the San Fernando Valley named Jim Berk began work as a music teacher at Carson High School. Within a couple of years, the teacher, not much older than some of his students, had turned a woebegone marching band into one of the best...
| Feb 24, 2014
From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Chicago Public Media, parent company of WBEZ-FM 91.5, has named digital media veteran Goli Sheikholeslami as chief executive officer and president.
Sheikholeslami, 45, a former digital executive at The Washington Post, will take the reins of WBEZ on...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:48 PM
UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links.
It does not come...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Below is a listing of writing groups and organizations (local, regional and national), as well as conferences and other resources. (List compiled by Features Editor Felicia Mason, supplemented by Leah Price.)
Hampton Roads Writers’ Organizations...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:25 PM
RICHMOND — Federal prosecutors filed criminal corruption charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Tuesday, saying they used his office for their own gain.
Hours later, McDonnell accused prosecutors of a false and...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:06 AM
The Doctor is in.
"A grand slalom-like drive in the dark through the Rocky Mountains was the weekend routine for my then-new boyfriend Fred in the winter of our courtship," wrote Sue Lucrezi of Lower Saucon Township.
"After working 60+ hours a week as...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:03 PM
In one case, a key step across the line came when a powerful state legislator from Newport News bumped into a state Senate staffer by a Capitol Square elevator; in the other, it came when a newly elected governor's wife yearned for a designer dress for an...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Three months after taking a job he figured would last four years, Geno Auriemma, 31 years old, was certainly ready to coach his Huskies for the first time.
After all, like any aspiring professional, he hoped his day would finally come. And here it was,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:09 PM
For John Krikorian, the revelation occurred in a University of Virginia auxiliary gym in his first scrimmage before his first season as men's basketball coach at Christopher Newport.
Ten or fifteen minutes into the scrimmage versus Washington & Lee,...