| May 6, 2012
The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Alfred A. Knopf: 736 pp., $35
"The Passage of Power," the fourth volume in Robert Caro's epic biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, encompasses the period of LBJ's deepest humiliation and...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:04 AM
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (Reuters) - A traveler's first stop in Borneo, the world's third largest island, should be Kota Kinabalu.
It's the capital of Malaysia's Sabah state, with nearby islands and forests, scrumptious seafood, tribal cultures and a...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:17 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, get your fancy dresses and tuxedos ready because we're going to talk about the opera...and gibbons. Not ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons, the apes.
Japanese scientists say gibbons and opera singers use the same techniques to project their...
| Jun 3, 2012
Alfred A. Knopf: 342 pp., $25.95
Two-thirds of the way through Nell Freudenberger's second novel, her Bangladeshi narrator, Amina, wonders, "Why were some people attracted to what was unfamiliar, and others...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:24 PM
A Katmai National Park's eruption happened a century ago Wednesday -- but it is still the largest volcanic blast in nearly 200 years, easily loud enough to have been audible 290 miles away where Anchorage now stands.
On June 6, 1912, the Novarupta...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:03 AM
Asian Americans are now the nation's fastest-growing racial group, overtaking Latinos in recent years as the largest stream of new immigrants arriving annually in the United States.
In an economy that increasingly depends on highly skilled workers, Asian...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 4:43 PM
People came from far and wide Friday to the site of this weekend’s Sesquicentennial Antietam Reenactment at Legacy Manor Farm off Bakersville Road. The Herald-Mail caught up with a few of them:
Ralph C. Lincoln
| Aug 13, 2012
| 1:06 AM
INDIAN RIVER -- Dustin Pearson of Indian River grew up around the Top O' Michigan Outboard Marathon Nationals.
He's watched it many times, his uncle and cousin each have earned national titles in the two-day 80-plus mile race, and four years ago he...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on children eating vegetables. The series explores ways to highlight a vegetable's flavor and appearance as a way to work around the resistance some picky eaters have to trying unfamiliar vegetables....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 3:58 PM
The 6-week-old clouded leopard cubs at the Port Defiance Zoo & Aquarium were given the Thai names of Chan Sun (Noble) for the male and Suksn (Mischievous) for the female, based on an online survey taken by nearly 6,000 people.
Zoo staff biologist Andy...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:31 PM
In the affecting new documentary "Not Yet Begun to Fight," a sound engineer is caught on film asking for a cigarette from one of the film's subjects, a Marine corporal from Evansville, Ind., named Erik Goodge, who lost an eye when he was wounded in...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 6:28 PM
When his son turned 14 a year ago, Jonathan Hardy bought the teen a gift that was both a coming-of-age badge and a hot item: an AR-15 rifle.
To Hardy, the matte-black weapon is not a dangerous assault rifle. His son's model shoots the same small, low-...