| Jul 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Amiable actor James Garner, whose moderately successful film career was eclipsed by two extraordinarily popular television series, "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files," has died, according to reports. He was 86.
Like many popular leading men of Hollywood'...
| Jul 21, 2014
SACRAMENTO — Life at the state Capitol is mellow these days, now that lawmakers are away on a monthlong summer recess.
Their absence, for the more literary of the statehouse denizens, brings to mind a famous quote popularized by 19th century...
| Aug 3, 2014
Book lovers who head out to visit authors' homes, museums and gravesites are part of a new chapter in travel called "literary tourism."
Some focus their storied journeys on places and events featured in works of fiction, (think "Da Vinci Code" tours...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Dick Smith, known as the "Godfather of Makeup," has died at age 92. Smith's protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend's passing on Thursday morning.
The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:03 AM
When he died of a heart attack last year at age 62, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos had been at work for more than a decade on an epic and potentially career-defining novel. It was a fact unknown to all but a few people closest to him....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Jul 18, 2014
"Do you want to take a trip? You can say no." Tim Bannon, my editor at the Chicago Tribune, stood at my cubicle on an August day in 2001. Back then, he ran the daily features section. Tim knew I liked to travel for stories, and that if the story took me...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:30 AM
The historic value of the classic European-style Georgian colonial known as the Bulkeley Mansion in West Hartford was not lost on Keith Garner when he bought the estate as a single father in 1992 for $685,000. But that's not why he bought it.
| May 5, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Those planning a summer vacation in the U.S., have plenty of festivals and fairs to enjoy in various parts of the country this year.
Here are more than a dozen events –- but just some of what’s on tap for the summer — arranged...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:33 AM
In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized.
Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...