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Stranger To Stranger With No Stranger: A Conversation With Paul Simon

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new Paul Simon album, Stranger To Stranger, arrives today, it continuing the singer-songwriter/icon's musical experimentation and boundary pushing we now expect.

Tomorrow: This Season's Best Baseball Game

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Sports
Keith Thomson

On Wednesday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m., the Birmingham Barons, currently 21-24 in the Southern League (AA-level minors), will host the last-place Jacksonville Suns. In and of itself, no, it's not the Game of the Year. Still, if you can see just one game in 2015, this is it. Because it's the only game of the year at Rickwood Field.

Dare to Be 100: What Time Is It?

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

There is a general consensus about what time really is. It is generally considered to be objective and universal. One cute definition is that time is ...

How Bill Veeck Invented the Baltimore Orioles

Landon Jones | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports
Landon Jones

When the Baltimore Orioles begin playing for the American League Championship series tonight, on the line will be not only their reputation but that of one of the most colorful franchises in baseball history: the St. Louis Browns, from whose ashes the Orioles rose like a phoenix exactly 60 years ago this year.

Dare to Be 100: Age Test

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The legendary baseball pitcher Satchel Paige is credited with crafting the immortal question, "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you wer...

Why Kansas City Swing Means So Much to Me

Trey Ellis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Trey Ellis

He was famous among black fans who watched him play and white fans who would read about him in the paper. When he finally was called into the major leagues in his forties, by far the oldest rookie ever, he said this: "Age is a matter of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter."

Review: Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend

Julio Pabon | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports
Julio Pabon

Satchel started to play baseball straight out of the Alabama Juvenile Reform School in 1926, the same year that marked the beginning of Jim Crow laws segregating blacks, and pitched his last game in 1965.

PHOTOS: Death Of A Dream In Pittsburgh

Randy Fox | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Randy Fox

The Hill, or "Little Harlem" as it was referred to from the '30s thru the '50s, was one of the elite African-American neighborhoods in America. It was home to one of the most vibrant jazz scenes in the country, as well as one of its hottest clubs, The Crawford Grill, which was owned by Gus Greenlee.

Are You Ready for the Three-Way? (Come With Me for a Major Aha! Moment)

Diane Gilman | Posted 02.01.2012 | Fifty
Diane Gilman

Change is a fact of life. Either you embrace and steer it or you stick your head in the sand -- making it convenient for life to kick your ass. I never wanted to stop aging. I wanted to renegotiate my age. Redefine it. I knew this was possible.

Educational Comics Help Kids Learn With Laughs

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kate Kelly

From that day forth, comics -- graphic novels -- took on a more literary reputation, and the watch words were that "comics weren't just for children anymore."

Just Like in Baseball, Business Coaching Can Build Trust, Credibly and Change Lives

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

A skilled business mentor can help you succeed. The late George Barley was mine. In 1930, the New York Yankees tried to recruit the talented pitcher...

"Welcome to the Future": A Forward Looking Playlist for my High School Reunion

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

When you're 40something, you're probably better off trying to live in the present tense and not in the past -- even at your high school reunion.

Beyond Fallen Sports Idols: Let's Celebrate the Giving Life

Dan Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dan Siegel

Rather than dwelling on the shortcomings of our athletic heroes fed by the "build them up, tear them down" media culture, perhaps we should celebrate those stars who can inspire our children to also give of themselves to others.

Why All The Rage About 'Roids And A-Rod? Baseball Has Always Had Its Cheaters

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

When, in the middle of the worst economic crisis in decades, the president has to answer a question at a press conference about Alex Rodriguez, you know the hysteria about steroids in baseball has gotten out of hand.