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A woman who puts principles over party

The Washington Times

Phyllis Schlafly has long argued that the American conservative movement's purpose is to influence, not echo, the Republican Party.

FILE - In this March 11, 2010 file photo, rock manager and producer Kim Fowley arrives at the premiere of the film "The Runaways" in Los Angeles. Fowley, the colorful rock musician who produced for The Runaways and co-wrote songs for Kiss and Alice Cooper, has died after a long battle with bladder cancer, his wife said Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. He was 75. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Kim Fowley, rock music legend, exposed raw truth about life

When Kim Fowley succumbed after a long battle with cancer Jan. 15 at age 75, the world lost a true musical legend. The writer, recording artist, producer, manager and Svengali had a five-decade-plus career in which he went from the novelty songwriter of "Alley Oop" to working with a range of successful artists including Van Halen, Cat Stevens, Kiss, Steppenwolf, Motley Crue, Frank Zappa, John Lennon, Warren Zevon, Gene Vincent, Helen Reddy, Alice Cooper and even Hanson. (Yes, that Hanson.)

Rock manager and producer Kim Fowley, the colorful musician who produced for The Runaways and co-wrote songs for Kiss and Alice Cooper, died after a long battle with bladder cancer. (Associated Press)

Funeral for a fiend

- The Washington Times

When Kim Fowley succumbed after a long battle with cancer Jan. 15, the world lost a true musical legend. The writer, recording artist, producer, manager and Svengali had a five-decade-plus career in which he went from the novelty songwriter of "Alley Oop" to working with a range of successful artists including Van Halen, Cat Stevens, Kiss, Steppenwolf, Motley Crue, Frank Zappa, John Lennon, Warren Zevon, Gene Vincent, Helen Reddy, Alice Cooper and even Hanson. (Yes, that Hanson.)

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is worth a flier, but can he live up to his fantasy hype? (The WAshington Times)

PALLISTER: Fantasy football impact of new Redskins offense

The Washington Times

Maybe the Gruden-Griffin pairing just needs time, which is fine for a first-year head coach and a young quarterback over the course of a season and beyond. But as a fantasy option, you're just digging yourself a hole if you're counting on Griffin right away.

Central Park Zoo, New York, 1967

The way we were (in pictures)

You remember cameras — those mechanical devices that take photographs, but can't be used for phone calls, texting, or listening to the latest Lady Gaga hit? You may even recall black-and-white photographs, once the dominant kind, now relegated to a few fuzzy news shots in the newspapers.

Have a Heart, have a Ball

- The Washington Times

If you're looking for a date night redemption because you blew it on Valentine's Day last weekend, the American Heart Association might just have the ticket for you.

Kit Harrington (right) stars with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in "Pompeii." Mr. Harrington plays Milo, a slave thrust into ancient gladiatorial combat. (Rex Features/Associated Press)

'Pompeii' is a true disaster of a disaster movie

Spoiler alert: At the end of "Pompeii," Mount Vesuvius blows its top and wipes out the ancient title city. There's fire, and flooding, and lots of people die. The problem with the movie is that it doesn't happen fast enough.

Jessica Brown Findlay as Beverly Penn and Colin Farrell as Peter Lake in a scene from "Winter's Tale," directed by Akiva Goldsman. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Winter's Tale'

There's magic in "Winter's Tale," in the book that inspired it and, above all, in the city that inspired the book. The first, however, contains the least magic.

File - In this July 9, 2013 file photo, opponents and supporters of an abortion bill hold signs near a news conference outside the Texas Capitol, in Austin, Texas. New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Fed judge: Texas abortion limits unconstitutional

- Associated Press

New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect as scheduled on Tuesday, a federal judge has ruled.