| Apr 12, 2012
In 2008, a mostly unknown Barack Obama ran for president on an inclusive agenda of "hope and change." That upbeat message was supposed to translate into millions of green jobs, fiscal sobriety, universal health care, a resetting of Bush foreign policy,...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Disappearing Broadway investments prove, especially this season, that there is still no formula for commercial success in the entertainment business, but the wicked track record of the prequel is really starting to stand out. Clearly, there is something...
| May 7, 2012
| 7:15 AM
The musical "Once" and Stephen Karam's play "Sons of the Prophet" took the top honors at the Lucille Lortel Awards in New York on Sunday. The awards recognize excellence in off-Broadway productions and are presented by the League of Off-Broadway...
| May 27, 2012
We're at a loss to explain two things: Why JPMorgan Chase took a $2 billion bath on risky trades, and how the Chicago Cubs can maintain such futility, holding the worst record in the National League. It appears to be high season for lowliness, with both...
| May 29, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Most folks think of Memorial Day as the day that kicks off summer or the day that the great-American-hot dog notches its first outdoor cooking of the year. For those that commemorate the holiday with solemn remembrances of Our war-dead this is mostly...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:08 AM
The Orlando Sentinel has ranked all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. We’ll take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 120 to our projected No. 1 team. We will not be including the four teams the NCAA...
| Mar 25, 2012
In its early days, America lacked world-class universities, libraries, scientific research facilities, and museums. Many Americans believed such things were unnecessary for national security and economic growth, and were disinterested in the promotion...
| Jul 15, 2012
America's struggle with equality was unacceptably long and bloody. Arguably one of the most tragic episodes in American history was the policy of Indian removal in the early 1800s.
From America's founding, there were political interests that advocated...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Phoenix folk-punkers Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty, otherwise known as Andrew Jackson Jihad, corralled a full band on tour for the first time in their near-decade-long history, playing in a different city pretty much every day for the month of April. (Few...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The War of 1812 bicentennial kicked off in New Orleans during last week's "Fleet Week." On Monday, the battleships from 6 countries sailed down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico from whence they came to the sound of tolling church bells....
| Mar 10, 2013
Early after the first of this year, I wrote a column concerning interesting facts about our presidents, and I promised to write more. That column and this one — and possibly some future ones — are based on a book by Cormac O’Brien titled...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Savannah, Georgia is synonymous with Southern charm in the minds of many –maybe because of the city’s gardens, squares, historic mansions, Southern cooking, and cordial welcome to travelers. The city’s beauty may have actually saved it...