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  • Dating pressed glass can take some serious detective work

    Q: This candy dish has always been in my family. It was a gift to my great-grandmother and has been handed down for generations. At the top is written in white, "My wife 1909." I cannot determine origin and history. Can you tell me anything about it? A:...
  • Report: Connecticut's Greenhouse Gas Levels Are Down, But More Action Is Needed

    Levels of greenhouse gas emissions in Connecticut have been pushed back to where they were decades ago, but much more needs to be done to meet the state's climate goals, a new state report says. Investments in energy efficiency, a regional shift to...
  • Oscars 2014: Lady Gaga steals the spotlight at Elton John's party

    Oscars 2014: Lady Gaga steals the spotlight at Elton John's party
    Elton John and David Furnish may have been the hosts, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation may have been the cause, but the talent that drew attention like moths to a flame was Lady Gaga, sweeping into Sunday's Elton John Oscars Viewing Party a few hours in...
  • Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'

     Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'
    The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
  • Bluefin tuna sold at Tokyo auction for low price

    During the first Tsukiji market tuna auction of the year in Tokyo on Sunday, a 230-kilogram (507-pound) piece of bluefin tuna sold for 7.36 million yen ($70,000). That may seem like a lot of money for a fish, but the price is far less than expected for...
  • Charlie Trotter dies: 'His words to me will ring on forever'

    Charlie Trotter dies: 'His words to me will ring on forever'
    [Updated: 7:12 p.m.: Charlie Trotter's family issued a statement earlier expressing sorrow at the shocking death of the 54-year-old acclaimed chef and asking for privacy "as we work through this difficult time." Many chefs, including notable L.A. chefs,...
  • Grammys 2014: Imagine Dragons are humbled by win

    Grammys 2014: Imagine Dragons are humbled by win
    Imagine Dragons got dirty at the Grammys on Sunday night. After winning for best rock performance, the Las Vegas-based band appeared backstage still wearing the paint-stained clothes they donned during the raucous performance of their hit "Radioactive."...
  • Chinese auction at Isle; Belmont special at Gulfstream

    Chinese auction at Isle; Belmont special at Gulfstream
    Some local casino promotions I want to get out there but don't have time to do individually: If you’re picky about prizes, there’s a good promotion tonight at the Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000,...
  • Hollywood auction draws devoted fans, rich collectors

     Hollywood auction draws devoted fans, rich collectors
    From the moment AJ Palmgren learned of Lot 397, he knew he had to have it. But he had never bid at an auction before, and as he took a seat toward the back of the gallery, his nerves took over. "I hoped I wasn't going to space out," he said. A...
  • Buy some good books, do a great deed

    Buy some good books, do a great deed
    Most of us, when we get touched by something we’ve read, reflect on it briefly and then move on, swept along by the tidal pull of our daily lives. Not Luisa Weiss; not this time. Weiss, proprietor of the popular Wednesday Chef blog and author of...
  • Rare collection of Ventura County's cult winery Sine Qua Non wines goes to auction

    Rare collection of Ventura County's cult winery Sine Qua Non wines goes to auction
    Internet auctioneer WineBid.com is offering a rare collection of older vintages of Sine Qua Non wines on auction this week in several lots. The wines are highly allocated and highly sought after. Every release has a different name and a different label...