Gee, with first Cliven Bundy and now the allegations against Donald Sterling, it is a bit like Rip Van Winkle in reverse: We awoke from a long sleep and found ourselves back in 1950s America.
European Court of Human Rights ruling on Poland will pull in other countries involved in the CIA's 'extraordinary rendition' program.
Is the English language being massacred by the young, the linguistically untidy and anyone who uses the Internet? Absolutely.
Audition. The word can unleash terror in performers of all kinds, but perhaps none more than musicians seeking to fill scarce symphony orchestra openings. A fudged note, a slack attack, a harsh tone, a hint of hesitancy, a sagging pitch — any of these could spell the end to a job prospect. "Today, perfection is a requirement," says David Taylor, assistant concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. "You must have flawless intonation, you must be a machine." "If not," says Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Mitch Newman, "if you didn't have a good day — after putting your whole life into getting to this moment — it could...