| Nov 23, 2010
Bob Parkinson began teaching Sunday school when he was still a teenager. Back then, Calvin Coolidge was president and Parkinson lived on a South Dakota cattle ranch, a long way from Glendale First United Methodist Church, where he has since become a...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 8:53 PM
Crossing the threshold into the grand entry hall of the Mediterranean-style house in Beverly Hills is like stepping into a time capsule.
Up for sale for the first time since it was built in 1925 for its original owners, the elegantly understated house...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 1:01 PM
This Day In History: Mr. October Hits Three Homers in Three Swings (History.com)
On October 18, 1977, in the sixth game of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson hits three home runs in a row off of...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:54 PM
Several details from a lengthy interview with Newport News retiree and former shipyard designer Russell Derring didn't make it into a lengthy May 10 profile.
Derring, 101, started his shipbuilding career in 1929, and as an apprentice installed pipes on...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:17 PM
The Pixar studio is the gold standard for generation jumping animated films."Toy Story,""Finding Nemo" and"Wall-E" were ground breaking blockbusters. The win streak clearly continues with their rousing fairy tale adventure"Brave."
This time they add a...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 1:24 PM
DC Hot Spots covered the 2nd annual Art Soiree Winter Wonderland: Celebrating Women in Art on December 2, 2011
The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland Art Soiree was held this year at The Washington Club, a private social club located in the historic...
| Jan 18, 2009
We're asking a lot of Barack Obama, just to right the sinking ship of American politics. Can we expect him to save American culture as well? Can a president spin that much gossamer from his oratory? Can the American people make better books, movies and...
| Jul 7, 2007
AS A BIT OF COLOR in a recent profile, the Boston Globe revealed that in 1983, current GOP presidential aspirant Mitt Romney hoisted a kennel containing the beloved family dog Seamus atop the roof of the family Chevrolet station wagon for a 12-hour summer...
| Jan 20, 2009
Today, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the nation's 44th president in a ceremony filled with tradition. Test your knowledge of ceremonies past.
1. Of whose inaugural speech did wordsmith H.L. Mencken say: "It reminds me of a string of wet sponges; it...
| Nov 23, 2006
IT'S TAKEN ME all this time to get rid of the disgusting aftertaste of the midterm election TV ads, with their artificial colors and flavors — cloying, bitter, sour, stupid. (Is stupid a flavor? It should be.)
Ptui to the candidate and the beaming...
| Dec 14, 2009
TIME Magazine has announced their seven finalists for their annual "TIME Magazine Person of the Year."
The seven finalists include Apple CEO Steve Jobs, US Federal Reserve Charman Ben Bernanke, US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Jamaican Sprinter...
| Jun 2, 2009
A government policy think tank is calling for a legislative change that would authorize a presidential appointee to take charge of the government's response to major disasters like Hurricane Katrina.
A report released Tuesday by the Rockefeller Institute...