| Aug 4, 1989
The telephone line to Italy is lousy but Gore Vidal's razored tongue slices through the static like a rat snapping through a garbage bag.
"The United States lives in a total bubble," the novelist and pundit declares from his home in Ravello. "No...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Way back in 2012 we surveyed our editors to find out what dream car they would purchase if they won the then record Mega Millions jackpot that was north of $500 million. Sadly, none of us won that jackpot to......
| Dec 13, 2013
President Barack Obama attended Nelson Mandela's memorial service this week, where he briefly encountered and shook hands with Cuban dictator Raul Castro. Obama was criticized at home — for that, and for a now-infamous "selfie" photograph taken with...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:35 AM
President Barack Obama attended Nelson Mandela's funeral this week, where he briefly encountered Cuban leader Raul Castro and shook the dictator's hand. He was immediately criticized at home for that, and for a now-infamous "selfie" photograph taken...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:50 PM
GAINESVILLE – Nobody would blame University of Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley for firing football coach Will Muschamp.
Nobody would blame him at all for changing his mind, going back on his word, doing the easy thing and pulling the plug...
| Nov 21, 2013
Two Chicago legends, Ernie Banks and Oprah Winfrey, were honored Wednesday by another, Barack Obama, when he awarded them the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor.
Banks, 82, a bald and bespectacled Hall of Famer still...
| Nov 15, 2013
You'll be forgiven if you just aren't that into reliving the 2012 presidential election. As for looking toward the election coming up — in sooner-than-it-sounds 2016 — well, for some voters it's just a lot too early to be forced to think about...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Robert R. Bowie, a lawyer who established what is now the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, died Nov. 2 of respiratory failure at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 104.
The son of Clarence Keating Bowie,...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:28 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Framed by patriotic bunting and surrounded by a few thousand chairs, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier is ready for its close-up.
Sailors in dress blues and hard hatted workers from Newport News Shipbuilding swarmed Dry Dock 12...
| Nov 10, 2013
It is difficult to imagine that anybody would be interested to learn that Henry Bushkin purchased a brand-new Aston Martin while on vacation in England during the annual Wimbledon tennis championships. But it is telling that he also writes that "every...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:39 PM
President Barack Obama is approaching one of those moments when a big turn in foreign policy is possible. People can debate whether it's the equivalent of the opening to China or the end of the Cold War, but there's no doubt that this is a time of...