| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:09 PM
As veterans continued to liberate lightly barricaded national monuments in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the federal government shutdown stands to hit children and the disadvantaged particularly hard if the days wear on.
Here's a tour of some of the...
| Oct 23, 2013
A. Scott Berg didn't enroll at Princeton until almost 100 years after Woodrow Wilson did. But by now, Berg is well acquainted with the man who led the nation into World War I and promoted (but couldn't get the U.S. to join) a League of Nations to help end...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:59 PM
Syrian President Bashar Assad and backers of the rebel forces fighting to oust him on Monday disputed weekend reports of an agreement to convene peace talks in Geneva next month to negotiate an end to the protracted civil war.
It remained unclear...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:40 PM
The slightly mournful face of what some might consider Illinois' Statue of Liberty has weathered its 102 years remarkably well. It's a focal point of the Eternal Indian, a 50-foot statue that towers over the Rock River about 100 miles west of Chicago....
| Oct 1, 2013
Re "Dr. Seuss goes to Washington," Opinion, Sept. 27
As a librarian I find it ironic that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would choose to read Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" in his faux filibuster against Obamacare. The lesson of the book is that one has to be...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:25 PM
A.C. Lyles' Paramount career began early in one century and ended well into the next.
His unrivaled affiliation with the studio began in 1928 in his Florida hometown when a silent film he saw at a Paramount-owned theater inspired him to ask for a job....
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This Is the End
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:47 PM
George Halas, Patty Driscoll and Neil Snow have been selected as the first three finalists for this season's Rose Bowl All-Century Class.
The three players were chosen for the decades of the 1900s and 1910s. The first Rose Bowl was held in 1902 and ...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:02 AM
TEHRAN — Shahriyar Khatri was among many here welcoming news that this year's Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international agency that oversees a global ban on toxic armaments.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:39 PM
The note Patsy Swayze tucked in her son Don's suitcase was simple but meaningful.
It was 1980, and Don had just moved to California to pursue an acting career. He was sleeping on his older brother Patrick's couch and scared to death of the prospect of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:40 PM
It will be easier than ever to find a room of one's own at "Downton Abbey" when it returns to PBS in January.
The drama, which premieres in the U.K. later this month, will take a literary bent in its fourth season. Fleeing from the gloom at Downton...