| Sep 23, 2001
"IT WAS THE best of times, it was the worst of times." Thus begins Charles Dickens' classic, A Tale of Two Cities. He could have been describing America since the horrible day of Sept. 11, 2001.
Terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center twin towers and...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Rochus Misch never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about the man he and his comrades called "the boss."
Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard, messenger and telephone operator. He had tea and cookies with Hitler's sister in Vienna. He...
| Aug 5, 2011
Reporting from Paris -- Rudolf Brazda, one of the last known survivors of Nazi Germany's persecution of gays who later called his three years in a concentration camp a descent into hell, has died. He was 98.
A German gay rights group said Brazda died...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Robert Frost once declared "poetry is a way of taking life by the throat."
With apologies to Mr. Frost, Bryan Baquirian was determined to seize by the neck the 25 or so people gathered Friday at the CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando and shake them...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 10:56 AM
Tony Award-winner Jim Dale will bring his new one man show with music to Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II this June.
“Just Jim Dale,” directed by Tony Award-winner Richard Maltby Jr., will run June 14-17 and June 21-24 on Tickets are $30. (The...
| Mar 26, 2012
Patience Abbe was only 11 when the memoir she wrote with her two brothers, "Around the World in Eleven Years," climbed onto the bestseller lists for grown-ups in 1936.
As the siblings recounted their nomadic childhood in Europe and subsequent move to...
| Feb 8, 2011
Maria Altmann, who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt, has died. She was 94.
Altmann died Monday at her Cheviot Hills home after a...
| Dec 16, 2011
Joe Simon, a comic book industry pioneer whose defining career moment came in the dark days of March 1941 when he delivered a star-spangled superhero named Captain America, has died. He was 98.
Simon died Wednesday night in New York City after a brief...
| Jan 26, 2011
Film producer and screenwriter
Bernd Eichinger, 61, a successful German film producer and screenwriter whose credits include the Oscar-nominated "Downfall" and "The Baader Meinhof Complex," died Monday night in Los Angeles after...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 2:07 PM
In the past 10 days, analogies have been made linking Joe Paterno to Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein and the Devil.
Who's next, bin Laden?
We have seen a witch hunt, and Paterno, the man who in large part made Penn State a national university, has been...
| Jan 15, 2011
By what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Legal saga: The trial of former Getty Museum antiquities curator Marion True ended Wednesday in Rome when judges ruled that the statute of limitations had expired on criminal charges that she had conspired to traffic in looted art. (Los Angeles......