| Oct 24, 2010
The Breaking of Eggs
Penguin: 342 pp., $15 paper
In his debut novel, "The Breaking of Eggs," British writer Jim Powell surveys an impressive breadth of time — and trains his focus on a small slice. The book's historical...
| Jul 6, 2011
Otto von Habsburg, the oldest son of Austria-Hungary's last emperor who saw the end of his family's centuries-long rule and emerged to become a champion of a Europe united by democracy, died Monday in his sleep at his home in Poecking, Germany, where he...
| Sep 25, 2011
Much has been made this year about the behemoth baby boom generation reaching retirement age. But another significant milestone is slipping past a bit more quietly yet with noticeable impact.
The first wave of Gen-Xers has rounded 40, and they are...
| Dec 4, 2011
Christa Wolf, one of Germany's most celebrated writers for her depictions of life in the former communist East, but who was later damaged by revelations she collaborated with its secret police, has died. She was 82.
Wolf died Thursday in Berlin,...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:30 AM
Conservative media outlets have criticized the Occupy Wall Street protesters as mob-like, left-wing extremists with no voice and no real agenda — or as the Democrats' answer to the tea party. But the protesters' critique of capitalist society can'...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 10:30 AM
I must congratulate your reporters for their investigative report on property taxes that recently appeared in The Sun ("Distorted discount," Dec. 18).
The fact that the reporters uncovered instances where multiple Homestead tax credits have been taken is...
| Jan 12, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Much of “The Iron Lady” features post-retirement, ex-British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) doddering around the house, imagining that her deceased husband (Jim Broadbent) is still hanging around with her....
| Jun 4, 2011
| 11:22 AM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (KTLA) -- Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger died Saturday at the age of 80, according to a statement released by former president George H. W. Bush.
According to a spokesperson for the family, the diplomat died as a...
| Jun 5, 2011
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the wisecracking, chain-smoking diplomat who charmed both Republicans and Democrats, handled tense assignments during the first Persian Gulf War and rose up the ranks to become secretary of State toward the end of President George...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:02 PM
The greatest commencement address ever is now more than three decades old. And it's safe to say it will never be surpassed or even equaled. It belongs to the ages.
In 1979, its author summed up the condition of modern man by noting that, quote, more than...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 7:49 AM
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — Janet Evans introduced herself to the world as swimming’s golden girl next door with a triple gold medal-winning performance at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, the battle between the U.S. and East Germany for global...