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I remember the day the Bonnie and Clyde "death car" came to my hometown. Bedecked with lurid headlines, the trailer truck that held it sat in the rural Maryland parking lot in front of Leggett's department store for days, and none of my friends could talk of much else. The number of bullet h…
Ancient Rome is important, Mary Beard tells us at the start of "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome," her smart and exuberant survey of the first millennium of Roman history. "Rome still helps us to define the way we understand our world and think about ourselves, from high theory to low comedy.…
Daniel B. Morgan learned to love television by hanging out with his grandmother, Lilian Richards, after school.
The city that remains synonymous with America's auto industry has a newer identity as an emblem of urban decay. Its decline is all the more tragic when one looks in the rearview mirror to see how Detroit seemed to be firing on all cylinders a half-century ago.
Before launching into a slew of brazen zingers, comedian Joan Rivers often used her signature catchphrase, "Can we talk?"
Like superheroes and villains who gain power and strength over time, comic books have slowly made their way from underneath the beds of children to take over the pop-culture globe.
Have you noticed an explosion of fleas with your companions this season? I certainly have and so, apparently have Esteban and his dog, Carter.
The man widely known as "Big" gets even bigger: He's playing J.P. Morgan, one of history's towering business magnates.
As an actor who loved experimental theater, and a transplant to Los Angeles - where life centers on the here-and-now or the next big deal - Charlie Schroeder might seem the least likely guide through the rigid, arcane world of historical re-enactment. Turns out he's perfect for the job.
The ever-evolving mogul and larger-than-life St. Louis native Kimora Lee Simmons has begun yet another chapter of her model-turned-multimedia-tycoon career.
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Pleased to see that her scheme worked and Caroline is avoiding Rick, Amber used the situation to her advantage and ended up in a kiss with Rick. Asked for help by Rick, Hope saw the photos sent to Caroline that had turned her off, and confronted Amber, who was immediately…
Sometimes you read a book at the wrong time. That was the case for me with Charles Portis' 1968 novel "True Grit," which I first picked up in the early 1970s, after seeing the film with John Wayne. Back then, I had no idea what Portis was doing; I read the book as if it were in the vein of, …
NEW YORK - Gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard wants to set an example outside the water, as well as in it.
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More than 30 years after penning the now-classic "Interview With a Vampire," best-selling author Anne Rice retains her knack for spinning an intoxicating yarn.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - In writer Steve Berry's home - just as in his historical thrillers - everything has meaning.
PHILADELPHIA - Sarah Glidden's first graphic novel - "How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less" - is not just her debut, but a travelogue with a decidedly personal bent that invokes a deft blend of history, skepticism and, ultimately, acceptance.
It is hard to overstate the lightheartedness and love with which Salman Rushdie conveys this brief tale of a boy on a quest.
NEW YORK - Nora Ephron is thinking about algorithms.
What a guy!