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Published 6 hours ago
A role in 'The Nutcracker'
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
The “Nutty” season is over for the Toledo Ballet. So it’s time for Mari Davies and her staff and dancers to settle down for a long winter’s nap, right? Not exactly. The Big One’s coming. …

Updated 22 hours ago
Reader questions sports coverage
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
Is The Blade sexist when it comes to sports coverage?

12/27/2014 12:00 AM
Happy expectations for 2015
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
’Twas the weekend after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Everyone was beat. …

12/26/2014 12:00 AM
Conservation a prime objective
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
ROYAL OAK, Mich. — By virtually every measure, Ron Kagan has been one of the most successful directors of the Detroit Zoo since the park opened nearly a century ago. …

12/26/2014 12:00 AM
GOP presidential race comes into focus
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Jeb Bush’s plunge into presidential waters — few politicians “actively explore” a White House run without knowing where those explorations will lead — ends some uncertainties about the 2016 campaign and creates others. …

12/22/2014 12:00 AM
A bittersweet walk down memory lane
BY S. AMJAD HUSSAIN BLADE COLUMNIST
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — During my annual visit to Peshawar, I seldom have the time or inclination to visit the neighborhood where I was born and grew up. This year, while passing through the old walled city, I decided to visit. I was unprepared for what I saw. …

12/21/2014 12:00 AM
Not a drug dealer
BY JEFF GERRITT DEPUTY EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR
The Rev. Slim Lake isn’t wearing his trademark leather shoes these days: one white, the other black — a sartorial sign of racial unity. Instead, he’s sporting a pair of plastic orange flip-flops, courtesy of the Lucas County jail. …

12/19/2014 12:00 AM
Motor City is better, but needs tune-up
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
DETROIT — So the Motor City’s crisis is over, right? Think again. Now comes the hard part. …

12/16/2014 12:00 AM
All is not calm
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
The election was only six weeks ago. New Year’s Day is barely two weeks away. This is supposed to be a quiet time, filled with holiday gatherings, festive songs, and a carol with the word “silent” in its title. …

12/15/2014 12:00 AM
Time for ODOT to take an alternate route
BY THOMAS WALTON BLADE COLUMNIST
OK, let’s say you’re on a trip and you’re rolling down the interstate near Des Moines. You’re approaching one of those lighted overhead message boards that tell you how many minutes away you are from a major exit. Except this one doesn’t say that at all. …