| Jun 3, 2009
Anthony Bourdain didn't invent the chef memoir, but he revolutionized it. And judging by the latest crop of books, I'd say he has a lot to answer for.
In the old days, chef stories followed a pretty staid outline: childhood in sunny France, first job,...
| Mar 29, 2009
How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and
the Ultimate Starvation Diet
Harper: 292 pp., $25.99
Before Jack LaLanne and Jane Fonda, an odd man with an odd name reigned as America's...
| Apr 10, 2011
The Last Greatest Magician in the World
Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards
Tarcher/Penguin: 377 pp., $26.95
It takes some courage to write the biography of a man the reading public has mostly forgotten....
| Nov 10, 2010
| 3:42 PM
Head football coaches are often referred to figuratively as CEOs of a program or franchise. Virginia's fledgling United Football League franchise took the unusual step of hiring a CEO as its first head coach.
Joe Moglia, who gave up a promsing coaching...
| Dec 3, 2010
Jay-Z is a great American artist — and he'd be the first to tell you so. "Decoded" is an elegantly designed, incisively written bid for cultural legitimacy by a man whose XXL ego is underscored by an equally outsized inferiority complex (as big egos...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 2:30 PM
"I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better."
The former magazine published science fiction,...
| Dec 18, 2010
Alvin Clarence Thomas, a.k.a. Titanic Thompson, was a gambler and golf hustler who died at age 82 on May 19, 1974, but whose outlaw career really flourished, as Kevin Cook records with breezy relish in his biography "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Webster Area High School senior Olivia Siglin has been selected as one of the 2011 Horatio Alger South Dakota winners.
The scholarship is a tribute to students who have demonstrated determination and hard work. Siglin is an honor student and involved in...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 8:53 AM
Emily Targonski, of Ellicott City, received a leadership scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year from the Trustees of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation. She is a graduate of Mount de Sales Academy.
Frank Ugboh, of Laurel, received a $2,500...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Joshua Montgomery and Carlos Riveros Jr., both of Columbia, each received a $2,500 Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans scholarship in June for their perseverance in overcoming adversity while succeeding academically, contributing to the...
| Jan 8, 2012
Longtime readers of Orlando Sentinel editorials might think they've awakened in the Twilight Zone.
The Sentinel's editorial board has had some epic disagreements with hotelier Harris Rosen. Over a light-rail system between downtown Orlando and...