Froma Harrop

08/27/2015 - 8:34pm

    Broadway star Patti LuPone made headlines recently when she grabbed a cellphone from a woman texting in the second row. It may have helped that she was in character, playing a tough-broad diva from a community theater.

    The play, "Shows for...

07/17/2015 - 12:09am

            Back in the 1960s, Bernie Sanders burned hot as a civil rights activist. He led sit-ins against segregation and participated in the 1963 March on Washington. A few years later, he joined the exodus of countercultural lefties from the cauldron of New York...

07/16/2015 - 11:50pm

            Helicopter parents are famous for micromanaging their children's affairs. There are two kinds.

            One kind indulges children to the point of near imbecility. No demands...

07/03/2015 - 2:37pm

    We ambitious strivers seeking guidance from fitness pros, decluttering experts and TED talks often find the day divided in two unequal parts. Three-quarters goes to overworking. The remaining quarter is for countering the ill effects of overworking. We do...

07/03/2015 - 1:44pm

 

    On a recent Saturday morning, I drove a good friend from her health club to an emergency room at a nearby hospital. Her symptoms -- not remembering what she had just done and repeating herself -- spoke of a potentially serious condition. The emergency...

06/25/2015 - 11:19am

     Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980. Google now does that in seconds.

    Entire books are downloaded to...

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