| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Twelve years ago, Walters Art Museum curator Will Noel opened a parcel and discovered what he calls "Archimedes' brain in a box."
Thus began a search for buried treasure — in this case, the lost writings of Archimedes of Syracuse, a famed Greek...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:11 AM
The ugliest exhibit in town just now is at the Walters Art Museum. Let me explain. "Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes" is a fascinating show capping 12 years of scholarly research into a rare book that contains texts by that ancient Greek...
| Dec 31, 2011
Earle Havens can almost hear their voices.
Each time Havens steps inside the George Peabody Library, he senses the muted exclamations, the murmured back-and-forth of a conversation that's been going on now for more than two millennia.
In one corner,...
| May 20, 2009
Go to a farmers market and your mind begins to race. Fava beans? What can I do with them? What about the asparagus? And look at those artichokes! Strawberries, mmmm. There are so many terrific ingredients just begging for you to buy them at this time of...
| Jul 20, 2008
About two years ago, when rats came down from a lowquat tree and began scratching around and scuttling around in the crawl space beneath our Venice home, I made my wife laugh (and wince) by reading to her from Joseph Mitchell's classic 1944 New Yorker...
| Dec 25, 2008
| 4:22 PM
It's always scary when our friend Owl Meat's regular Funtastic Thursday post happens to fall on a kinder, gentler day like Christmas. But here he is, mellower than usual. Perhaps he's gotten into the eggnog. ELHere at stately Owl Manor,......
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:32 PM
An inexpensive combination of a cholesterol-lowering drug and one to reduce blood pressure can reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by as much as 60%, but getting patients to begin the regimen and then to stay on it......
| Oct 20, 2009
| 4:33 PM
It was 97 years ago this month that the Frank Munsey-owned pulp called All-Story Magazine introduced the world to a vivid new character with an especially memorable name: Tarzan of the Apes. A book (one of its many, many editons......
| Dec 26, 2006
The book cost $2 million at auction, but large sections are unreadable.
Some of its 348 pages are torn or missing and others are covered with sprawling purple patches of mildew. Sooty edges and water stains indicate a close escape from a fire.
| Apr 16, 2010
You can tell a lot about a town by its barber shop decor. At Liberty Barber Shop, where Libertyville locals queue for chairs manned by the Vojtech family of barbers, a "Packers Fan Parking Only" sign proclaims the Lake County village's proximity to...
| Jun 1, 2010
| 11:46 AM
Randy Zwirn is chief executive officer of Siemens Energy Inc., the Orlando-based Americas headquarters for German-based Siemens AG's power-generation business. Zwirn spoke with Sentinel staff writer Kevin Spear.
CFB: What's the potential for wind...