| Jun 1, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Late on a weekday afternoon, we called John Sayles, the independent's independent, the pragmatist's pragmatist. He was on the outskirts of Boise, in the passenger's seat of a rented Prius, beside Maggie Renzi, his longtime partner and producer. He's tall,...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Vic and I had an out-of-town guest last week, Harold Drabkin from Bangor, Maine. We were friends with Harold back in our graduate school days at Wesleyan University, nearly 40 years ago. We've seen Harold only a couple of times since then. It's amazing to...
| Nov 28, 2010
If you spent Black Friday fighting hordes at the mall, or if you haven't started holiday shopping yet because you're dreading it, consider: When was the last time someone told you that all you had to do was shop to make the world a better place?
| Dec 5, 2010
British fine jewelry designer Stephen Webster is famous for treating diamonds, emeralds and rubies with an irreverence typically reserved for rhinestones.
Recent pieces from his eponymous collection include a ring festooned with a giant lobster made of...
| Jan 2, 2011
If the slippery sustainable-seafood issue still leaves you unsure about the right fish to eat, join the club.
The situation remains complex and its explanation could make for a long, boring treatise. Fortunately for seafood fans, journalist Paul...
| Jan 9, 2011
Driving around looking for a place to park can cut into a lunch hour, and Mama's on the Half Shell, at 2901 O'Donnell St. in Canton, happens to be in a neighborhood where parking is at a premium. Our recent visit required a five-block hike, and we felt...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 3:52 PM
There are some books that all but shout, "Put me on the big screen!" and "In With the Devil: A Fallen Hero, a Serial Killer and a Dangerous Bargain for Redemption" is one of them.
The "fallen hero" of the title is the book's co-author, a former drug...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 5:18 PM
By the end of the school year, Phoebus High wide receiver Romond Deloatch has two goals in mind. He has the power to make one of the ambitions become a reality on his own, but the other goal is slightly out of his hands.
Still, there's no denying the...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:38 AM
For several seasons on Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch," executive producer Thom Beers has followed fishermen as they pull living gold in the form of king and snow crab from the waters of Alaska's Bering Sea, braving the fierce storms and frigid...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:33 PM
It's a crisp, cold morning.
Inside our recreational vehicles, we don fleece jackets and sweatshirts as the temperature hovers just below freezing. Ice has formed on one of the kettle ponds we are parked alongside in the vast Arctic tundra. As we step...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 11:04 AM
Casey Wilson of "Happy Endings" on ABC
Q: Since you have written and acted in films, been onstage and are now in a TV show, which is your preference?
A: I would say stage. It's just the most fun even though it's so compartmentalized, so start-and-...