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  • Huntington's new gallery rooms show promise

    Huntington's new gallery rooms show promise
    Sometimes an art museum opens new galleries more as an expression of ambition and possibility for the future than as the culmination of a completed achievement. That seems to be the case at the Huntington in San Marino, which on July 19 will inaugurate...
  • Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials

    Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials
    Nearly a century ago, it might have become the trial of the century. A Bridgeport priest was shot dead on a busy city street. Multiple witnesses placed a dim-witted vagrant at the scene. Ballistics experts linked the man's gun to the crime. A chilling...
  • Commentary: How the red states turned blue

    There was a time when progressive people who wanted vast social change were unhappy with the two major political parties of the day, the Democrats and the Whigs. Neither party would take a firm stand against slavery, an institution which an ever growing...
  • A Rare Congressional Race Worth Watching

    "There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stage coach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place." — Washington Irving Rep. Chris Gibson...
  • Will Democrats Find Hillary Boring By 2016?

    The New Republic magazine was, appropriately, the stimulant that last week gave the Democratic base a frisson of anticipation about a possible Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy in 2016. Now in her 11th month as a Massachusetts senator, she is suited...
  • Q&A: Martin Van Ruin

    Q&A: Martin Van Ruin
    Martin Van Ruin might borrow its name from President Martin Van Buren--whose critics dubbed him “Van Ruin” since he presided over a long, painful economic recession--but frontman Derek Nelson, 27, insists the band’s music is rooted in...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • Run, Joe Biden run!

    Not counting rumors that Anthony Weiner's marriage has hit a rocky patch, it may be the worst-kept secret in politics: Joe Biden wants to be president. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the vice president's inner circle is swabbing the...
  • Presidential candidates find new ways to sell message through music

    Presidential candidates find new ways to sell message through music
    The musical battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heated up recently as Stevie Wonder released a funky new pro-Obama song called “Keep Moving Forward,” while Meat Loaf celebrated his support of Romney by belting a goofy “America...
  • Factbox: Facts about advice columnist 'Dear Abby'

    Factbox: Facts about advice columnist 'Dear Abby'
    (Reuters) - Facts about Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, the Dear Abby advice columnist: * Phillips and her identical twin, Esther, who wrote the rival Ann Landers advice column, married their husbands in a joint ceremony in 1939 at...
  • Ronald Reagan's birth centennial, Part I: Politics came late in his life

     
    Guest columnist Robert Schmuhl of the University of Notre Dame analyzes the 40th president's political role in modern U.S. history....
  • Victim Of Wendy's Mob Attack Speaks Out

    Victim Of Wendy's Mob Attack Speaks Out
    In what may have been a planned attack in hopes of Internet popularity, a gang of teenage girls attacked a worker in a Queens Village Wendy's, capturing the whole thing with cell phones. Michelle Ortiz, A 42-year-old mother of five, was working at the...