| Mar 16, 2014
These might be the best, busiest, most complex weeks of the year in our house, and it's all because of two threads. One red, one green.
The most important is the red one — the cultural tether that stretches back to Chengdu, China, where our...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:23 AM
As federal authorities investigate the hard landing of a US Airways jet in Philadelphia that was supposed to fly to Fort Lauderdale, some of the 149 passengers who evacuated the flight described their frightening experiences Friday.
From a window seat...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books returns to the University of Southern California on April 12 and 13 with a lineup of chefs scheduled to appear on the cooking stage.
Here’s the April 12 (Saturday) schedule:
11 a.m. — Cooking...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Blind architect Chris Downey says that city planners and property owners should view future construction projects through a different set of eyes.
Downey's observations came during a daylong conference on water conservation and energy-efficient building...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:08 PM
In the usual course of life's events, most people go to school. Very few people, however, buy a schoolhouse and call it home.
In the usual course of life's events, most people go to school. Very few people, however, buy a schoolhouse and call it home....
| Apr 20, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Like St. Patrick's Day in Boston or New Year's Eve in New York City, April 20 seems to have a found an epicenter in Denver.
The annual global celebration of marijuana drew tens of thousands of people this weekend to festivals in Denver, the capital of...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Amid the ongoing legal fights over same-sex marriage and the growing acceptance of homosexuals and their rights, there remains an area where gay participation remains controversial: the annual rite of spring known as the St. Patrick’s Day parade....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Sure, there are changes in the ballclubs that populate Arizona's Cactus League, as those teams begin to mold themselves into contenders. But the biggest change this spring may be the new Cubs Park in Mesa.
The park is part of the league's...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:47 PM
You need not have cousins in Cork or Mayo to stir up a few Irish dishes. Not with this trio of new cookbooks with their enticing recipes and beautiful photos.
Take "My Irish Table: Recipes from the Homeland and Restaurant Eve" by Cathal Armstrong and...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:29 PM
My cookbook assortment rivals my husband's vinyl collection. Supersturdy shelving houses both obsessions. Fortunately, when something from his collection blasts on the turntable, I retreat to the kitchen with mine.
At last count, I have more than 10...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:47 PM
In Arizona, corporate presure might have helped persuade Gov. Jan Brewer this week to veto legislation derided as anti-gay.
Now in Boston, this weekend, political pressure appears to be reopening a door for gays to one of the major events in the city,...