As baseball has evolved — for the better and worse — its language has changed as well. The words and phrases of the national pastime provide an important prism through which to understand an important part of our social and cultural history. Unfortunately, many books about the language are dull and not particularly enjoyable to read. That is not the case with The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition).
The makers of "Captain America: The First Avenger" are in a pre-emptive battle against superhero fatigue. Their not-so-secret weapon? A patriotic-themed marketing campaign complete with fireworks and red, white and blue doughnuts.
The makers of "Captain America: The First Avenger" are in a must-win pre-emptive battle against superhero fatigue. Their not-so-secret weapon? A patriotic-themed marketing campaign complete with fireworks and red, white and blue doughnuts.
Zimbabwean music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi's lyrics have delved into child abuse and homeless youngsters living on the streets. Now he's been chosen to serve as a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children's agency.
History has pictured the great railroad-driven19th century settlement of the deserts, mountains and flatlands of the American West as a mixed blessing.
Twenty years ago, Kurt Timmermeister, a Seattle chef looking to buy his first house, acquired a 4-acre property on Vashon Island, a short hop by ferry from the city. He ended up falling in love with the land overrun by brambles and littered with garbage.
The Steve Miller Band returns this week with "Let Your Hair Down," another collection of blues standards recorded during the same sessions that spawned its predecessor "Bingo!"
One of the essential things in computing is security. That seems obvious, but as recent (and not-so-recent) events suggest, it's a lesson users get to relearn often.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says she is facing a "steep learning curve" in her first months on the bench as she drafts her first opinions and tries to acclimate to life as a judge.