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Q: On trips to Jim Thorpe from Bethlehem I've noticed a weird situation after turning right onto Route 209 'south' after crossing the Lehigh River Bridge: According to my GPS, I'm going due north on that road. Why does it say on the signs that we are...
Twitter turned 7 Thursday, and to celebrate the occasion, the social network posted a quick video timeline recapping its history from an idea on a notebook to the major tech player it is today. The video starts by showing the sketch for a site called...
Tags: Culture, Square, Inc., Oprah Winfrey, Google Inc., Sociology
Lent's mortifications are getting a little, um, much right about now, aren't they? We're in 33 days, by the Western church's count, and those meatless Fridays, those extra prayers, and that seemingly fabulous idea at the time (one too many hurricanes on...
HERKIMER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York stormed an abandoned building Thursday morning where a man suspected of a deadly shooting rampage at a car wash and barbershop had been holed up for hours, killing the man after he fired on a police...
Tags: Prisons, Shootings, New York City, Andrew Cuomo
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGA conversation with Irish folk singer Tommy Sands reveals yet one more reason why he is known by many as the “Bard of Peace.” The man who has dedicated his life to the struggle for peace in Northern Ireland has a voice that, even in...
I write this week’s column from a nearly frozen Big Apple. But of course it’s only cold for someone from the Imperial Valley used to the balmy winters of a desert climate. It is all of around 32 degrees in New York. For my wife and I, that...
The Hartford CourantAmy Lynn was the new kid in town at age 40. "I had come up from the Washington, D.C., area to take a job," Amy says. Her best friend's brother asked her if she would like to meet somebody. "I said sure." Stephen Silverman, 44, a friend of the brother,...
This post has been updated. See below for details.HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A Texas district judge on Tuesday postponed the execution of a female inmate hours before she would have been the first woman put to death in the United States in more than two years. Kimberly McCarthy, 51, was scheduled to be...
Tags: Trials, Murder, Republican Party, Gatesville, Prosecution
During a midday hike along the cliffs of northern New Jersey, overlooking the Hudson River, drummer Billy Martin walks on isolated paths spotted with melting snow. "It's really beautiful," he says, panting. "There's nobody here." His breath becomes...
Hi, my name is Alan, and I'm drunk with landscape. I've just finished teaching a writing workshop in how to deploy setting in modern fiction, mainly, the modern novel, so I couldn't easily get the subject off my mind in any case. And now, just as the...
When Ruth Mayer first heard from the Vatican, she brushed it off as a hoax. "'I'll be in my gallery in two weeks,'" she recalled saying into her kitchen phone. "I heard a chuckle and thought, 'Oh, definitely a joke!' I didn't think any more about it."...
Tags: Arts, Manhattan (New York City), The Pope, Vatican City, Artists
The Hartford CourantThe first thing actress Debra Jo Rupp wants you to know is that her new role in a solo show about Dr. Ruth is not about sex. Well, not all of it anyway. But it's hard not to deal with the subject, especially given the playful title: "Dr. Ruth, All the...
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