I just spent 10 days vacationing in a community whose existence is threatened by a slow-moving wave of hot molten rock, and ever since I got home, I haven't been able to stop thinking about tiny Pahoa. There's more to this town than you might think.
ABC's "General Hospital" and CBS' "The Young and the Restless" and "The Bold and the Beautiful" have been in fine form, each one as engrossing in its own crazy way as anything else on broadcast television.
Beginning this Friday, the ghost of Gary Webb will haunt his tormenters from movie screens across the country, with the opening of the dramatic film Kill the Messenger -- based partly on Webb's 1998 Dark Alliance book.
Illinois had 16 schools in Newsweek's new rankings of the top 500 high schools in the country. But in a different list that focused on low-income stu...
Illinois had 16 high schools make it into the top 500 high schools list (all in northern Illinois). Northside College Preparatory High School was the only one in the top 10. There were four in the top 100.
It remains to be seen how involved the U.S. will get in this latest war in Iraq, and the price tag that will come with it. But the uncertainties of costly new wars makes it even more important that we clean up the mess of the old one.
The way James Brown saw it, the hardships in his life -- born in a shotgun shack in the woods, abandoned by his mother, spending days as a child picking cotton under the hot sun, troubles with the law, substance abuse issues, the betrayal of friends and business associates -- were not disadvantages, but rather, sacred consecrations.
It is time we inspect the basic motives to why we engage in this fight against injustice. Whether it is on grounds of human decency and equality, or because we are compelled by our faith; let's recalibrate our moral compass so it is not led astray by our tendency to strive for the sensational stories.
There is no place for fiction in the not-for-profit world.
Anna, in my books, is aging gracefully and has not quite reached the non-exclusive membership club for the elderly.
When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?
The story of Russia's colonies in Alaska and northern California have been filed away in obscure historical territory for those who come from outside of Russia, but for author, journalist and historian Owen Matthews, it became the core topic of his book Glorious Misadventures.
With the decline of print journalism, magazines have been folding right and left. The demise of the print edition of Newsweek and ...
There is so much ineptness in a recent Newsweek article by Janine di Giovanni aimed at destroying France -- now a specialty of the magazine. "French bashing" is trendy again among Anglo-Saxons!
The American dream --- the notion of equal opportunity for all, the chance to pull yourself up by your boot straps and make something of yourself --- is gone.
The print media conundrum remains. Some publications continue to survive, while a few thrive.