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  • David Sedaris gives a hoot

    David Sedaris gives a hoot
    In his short story "Understanding Understanding Owls," David Sedaris stands inside a shady London taxidermist's shop, admiring the majestic tawny owls perched against the walls. He's there to purchase a stuffed bird for his partner, Hugh, for Valentine'...
  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1985 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1985 [Videos]
    More proof that the mid-'80s were ridiculously awesome, via Billboard's Hot 100 Chart archive. 10. "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina & the Waves Catchy, huh? Advertisers think so. NPR reported in 2010 that advertisers will pay $150,000-$200,000 to...
  • E-reader: 'The Rover' by Drew Magary, 'If I Had a Stammer' by Meghan Daum

    E-reader: 'The Rover' by Drew Magary, 'If I Had a Stammer' by Meghan Daum
    Here are two good selections to read on your tablet or smartphone. The Rover by Drew Magary, Amazon, 99 cents "The Rover" by frequent GQ correspondent Drew Magary offers a quick, unconventional look at the man vs. machine conflict. ----------------...
  • 'Butterfly' took time to sprout wings

    'Butterfly' took time to sprout wings
    In "The Bargain & the Butterfly," Annie, the protagonist and child of a watchmaker, says, "The bottom of a glass is a lens. Water is a lens. Many things are lenses if you look through them carefully." And that's exactly what Katharine Noon's latest play...
  • 'Overwhelmed' working moms, take note: Chill out, appreciate your husbands

    'Overwhelmed' working moms, take note: Chill out, appreciate your husbands
    Back in the early days of feminism -- the 1970s -- the theme song of the wife who had a career outside the home was the Enjoli perfume commercial:             I can bring home the bacon,             Fry it up in the pan,             And never,...
  • Free 'Out of the Box' music event spotlights local performers

    Free 'Out of the Box' music event spotlights local performers
    The Out of the Box Festival will be held Saturday afternoon on the grounds of WHRO-FM in Norfolk. "That's what we euphemistically call the parking lot," said host Paul Shugrue. "It just sounds better to say 'on the grounds,' rather than 'in the...
  • La Caņada High School graduates 50th class

    La Cañada High School graduates 50th class
    Cherishing memories forged in the last four years while inching with anticipation toward what the next four may bring, La Caņada High School’s graduating seniors bid adieu Thursday to their alma mater. The ceremony unfolded traditionally, but this...
  • World Cup Fever? Sorry, I'm Immune (OPINION)

    It's that time of year - or actually, every four years - when millions of Americans are seemingly forced to pretend they care about soccer. World Cup fever is sweeping the globe (and increasingly the U.S.), so everyone is expected to join in the...
  • Hillary Clinton's new book generates campaign-style heat

    Hillary Clinton's new book generates campaign-style heat
    In her first interviews as “Hard Choices” was published on Tuesday, Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted that her new book was not, as one reporter suggested, a “classic campaign book.” Nor had she decided, she said, whether she would...
  • Silver marks 1-year milestone

    It's been a year since Silver Airways launched itself as an independent carrier with the rollout of its own reservations system and an enhanced website to allow travelers to purchase tickets directly from the carrier. Before Silver launched the new...
  • Apodaca: Best approach to teen drinking is murky

    Several years ago while on a Baltic cruise, my family and I enjoyed a two-day stop in beautiful St. Petersburg. Since it was Russia, I naturally expected to see some vodka. Here's what I didn't expect: My sons, then 17 and 13, were continually offered...