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  • Michelle Obama's inaugural dress may set tone for her White House style

    Michelle Obama's inaugural dress may set tone for her White House style
    Michelle Obama may be a trained lawyer with an Ivy League education, but on Tuesday night she will be America's Top Model. What she wears to the inaugural balls will set the style agenda for the administration and hold a mirror up to what it means to be a...
  • With fascinating rhythm, Michael Feinstein explains 'American Songbook'

    Michael Feinstein is on a mission, and we should thank him. He's saving a vital part of America -- our music. His work, divided between performing familiar favorites and collecting music, is woven into a three-part documentary, PBS' "Michael Feinstein'...
  • "The Eyes of Willie McGee : A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South" by Alex Heard

    "The Eyes of Willie McGee : A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South" by Alex Heard
    "The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South" By Alex Heard Harper, 416 pages, $26.99 What begets a work like 'The Eyes of Willie McGee,' a book that should be must reading for serious students of 20th century U....
  • "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Alan Brinkley

    "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" by Alan Brinkley
    "Franklin Delano Roosevelt" By Alan Brinkley Oxford University Press, $12.95, 129 pages FDR At a time of crisis in the American economy, one critic of federal programs charges the administration with stumbling "into philosophies which lead to the...
  • A final walk across the stage

    A final walk across the stage
    Thirty-one seniors from Orange Coast Middle College High School's final graduating class received their diplomas on Wednesday to the thunderous applause of several hundred people in the audience. It was a tearful experience for many, including alumni who...
  • Wilmington, Delaware

    Wilmington, Delaware
    Go here: Wilmington combines a rich history of European country living with the excitement of nightlife and entertainment. Visit the museums, public gardens, art galleries and the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park during the day, and at night enjoy quality...
  • Vegetable gardening: Taking the mystery (and fear) out of first-time growing

    Zig-zagging her cart past the wall of compost manure, around the few brave pots empty and shivering out in the late winter sunlight, Andrea Versenyi arrived, at last, at the root of her night-rousing visions: row upon row of bright, shiny seed packets....
  • 'Mr. America,' by Mark Adams

    'Mr. America,' by Mark Adams
    Mr. America How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet Mark Adams Harper: 292 pp., $25.99 Before Jack LaLanne and Jane Fonda, an odd man with an odd name reigned as America's...
  • Chili: a bowl of red-blooded American heaven

    Chili: a bowl of red-blooded American heaven
    It's been called both a "bowl of blessedness" and the "soup of the Devil," and it's the stuff of legend. Frank and Jesse James reputedly downed a few bowls before pulling some of their heists -- and supposedly spared one town because of it. O. Henry spun...
  • This opera's drama isn't only onstage

    This opera's drama isn't only onstage
    Onstage in a UCLA auditorium, tenor Rickard Roudebush intones the solemn words of the Episcopal funeral rite: "I am the resurrection and the life. . . . He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. Amen!" A chamber opera called "The...
  • Join the veggie brigade

    Join the veggie brigade
    "I can't wait until spring," says author Bill Alexander. "I miss lettuce. I haven't had any decent lettuce for months." He's not the only one waiting eagerly for the growing season to begin. All signs are that 2009 will be a banner year for vegetable...