During World War II, my dad, too old for active service, felt a need to be where the action was, so he determined to visit a friend, Col. Elliot Warburton, in London during the “buzz bomb” attacks.

As Southeastern Conference schools went down to defeat, or won sloppily, at the opening of the 2016 football season, one of the few teams that showed the sort of grit for which past SEC teams have been famous was the University of Alabama in its victory over the University of Southern California.

Last week’s solemn observance of the Sept. 11, 2001, tragedy may have inspired memories in many New Yorkers of how they felt at the moment of the attack on the towers and how they felt long after.

“I think you can have a field day with this one,” my Kentucky friend wrote when he sent me the link to an article that called attention to “The Rise of Marriage for One.” It’s an increasingly popular practice in which a woman marries herself. These brides call themselves “Sologamists.”

In April, one of the greatest sportswriters of his generation died at age 96. For decades, Blackie Sherrod entertained Texas newspaper readers. On Sundays, he offered a “Scattershooting” column that was a collection of quick observations. Think of a Twitter account in print form.

Hillary Clinton has been as close to the scope of the powers of the presidency and its limitations as one can get without actually holding the office. She would probably follow the protocols of the office without any drastic surprises.

Labor Day weekend in Alabama marks two major events: the unofficial end of summer and the official start of college football season. As the leaves eventually begin to change and fall temperatures start to prevail, many Alabamians will spend their Saturdays over the next few months focused on…

Knowing personally one of the candidates in a presidential election makes the race especially exciting, which is why I was so invested in Robert Kennedy’s 1968 candidacy — and ultimate tragedy.

In almost every single way, Tom Wolfe’s 1987 novel The Bonfire of the Vanities is far superior to the movie version. Well, that’s my opinion, and the awful box office results from the 1990 film adaptation back me up on this.

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