| Jun 30, 2011
| 8:20 AM
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the United States as part of their forthcoming North American tour, no doubt their host city of Los Angeles will provide plenty of pomp and circumstance.
Yet Marylanders could show Will and Kate a jolly good...
| May 17, 2011
| 1:51 PM
DEADWOOD, S.D. — Once the stomping ground of grizzled gold miners, gun-slinging gamblers and men fueled by six-chambered justice, this place is now home to a wholly different breed.
On a recent Friday night, the downtown crawled with, of all...
| Dec 2, 2012
YREKA, Calif. — Deep in Siskiyou County in far Northern California, high granite peaks and rocky streams have long incited gold miners, including my grandfather, who in the 1930s lived with his family — my grandmother, mother and aunt —...
| May 12, 2011
| 3:21 PM
Ready to tinker?
At San Francisco's Exploratorium (www.exploratorium.edu), visitors are invited to do just that. In fact, there's a Tinkering Studio where recently kids were busy figuring out how to connect wires to make buzzers work and lights go on and...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Two college savings plans managed by T. Rowe Price rank among the best in the country — the eighth time that the Baltimore-based investment firm has been included in Morningstar's annual survey of top plans.
Only once — the year after the...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 10:42 AM
Those planning ahead to the summer of 2012 can likely figure on Indy race cars returning to the streets of Baltimore for Labor Day weekend.
Will Power had barely crossed the finish line Sunday to win the IZOD IndyCar Series race at the inaugural...
| May 10, 2011
| 4:30 AM
America's health care costs are skyrocketing while the availability of medical insurance continues to implode. How will the popularity of unneeded cesarean births affect this? Your report ("Planned C-sections satisfying to moms," May 8 ) failed to mention...
| May 22, 2011
MAC Cosmetics is celebrating summer with a new collection inspired by quintessential California girls.
Surf, Baby — the jauntily named capsule collection from the mega makeup brand — launches at MAC counters on Thursday.
And, as expected, it...
| May 24, 2011
| 12:54 PM
Summertime in Death Valley. Breathing hurts a little. The wind blows heavy like a hair dryer, burning our nostrils. The asphalt sizzles through the soles of our shoes.
It's 120 degrees outside, our rented PT Cruiser tells us when we slide back inside....
| 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...