| May 4, 2014
To say that California is in better fiscal condition than Illinois is like saying the captain of the Exxon Valdez grades out higher than the guy at the helm of the Titanic. Disasters come in different doses. One study found that California ranks 46th in...
| Apr 23, 2011
For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
| Apr 2, 2011
Timothy Naftali is the kind of learned guy you'd want on your team when you play "Trivial Pursuit" -- a game that, like Naftali, originated in Canada. But for years, his home and his career have been in and about the United States -- books and studies...
| Mar 19, 2011
That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...
| Mar 21, 2010
Despite the rotten economy and a lot of belt tightening in exhibit schedules, Spring 2010 is shaping up to be an usually good season for Hampton Roads and the visual arts. Here are five upcoming shows and events you'll want to put on your "must-see, must-...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Marion Co. libraries may soon restore their operating hours at 10 locations in 2012.
The libraries had to cut hours after a bidet shortfall in 2010.
In the 2012 budget, the public library is proposing to restore eight hours per week...
| Dec 30, 2010
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If any single visual arts attraction should rank at the top of heap in 2010, it has to be the May 1 opening of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' new James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing. The $150 million structure not only added 165,000 square feet...
| May 14, 2011
In case you hadn't noticed, it's getting hot in the Sunshine State — and it's not even summer.
That means it's the time of year to take your road trips indoors, with a stop at one of Florida's many interesting — and climate-controlled —...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 4:53 PM
This weekend in San Diego is all about flavor-packed foodie discoveries, arts and culture celebrations, and live music in picturesque settings, for a great cause. If Dad is hip to the happenings in San Diego, this is sure to be a Father’s Day your...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Ulysses S. Grant had just taken command of the Union army when — in March 1864 — he posed for photographer Mathew Brady.
Yet already — as seen in this evocative portrait at the Chrysler Museum of Art — the weight of conducting a...
| Jul 18, 2012
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Q: I am searching for a recipe that appeared in your paper many years ago. It's called: Rose Lewis' $3,000 third prize Lemon Mustard Chicken. My copy is crumbling and would love to print...