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  • Before praising C-sections, consider the cost

    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...
  • MAC's Surf, Baby capsule collection launches

    MAC's Surf, Baby capsule collection launches
    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...
  • Death Valley sizzle

    Death Valley sizzle
    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....
  • Sayles stays rooted in change

    Sayles stays rooted in change
    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,...
  • Natural Perspectives: Adventures, photo ops are close to home

    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...
  • Yukon gold

    Yukon gold
    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...
  • A few words with ... Casey Wilson, Rachael Ray and Todd Hoffman

    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-...
  • Descendants offer stories from ill-fated Clara Nevada

    A recent column on the wreck of the steamer Clara Nevada, which went to the bottom in 1898 while returning from the Alaska gold fields with the loss of all hands and a cargo of gold dust worth $13.6 million today, brought interesting reader feedback. The...
  • Smoking Can Be Hazardous To Your Buzz-June 23,2011

    Smoking Can Be Hazardous To Your Buzz-June 23,2011
    If the high price of cigarettes isn't going to stop people from smoking, the gory pictures on the back of the pack won't. A pack of butts now is around $8 in Connecticut. I smoked two packs a day when I was smoking cigarettes, so that would be $16 a day,...
  • Patrick J. Adams passes 'Suits' test

    Patrick J. Adams passes 'Suits' test
    About a year before he auditioned for USA's new lawyer drama "Suits" (9 p.m. Thursday, USA; ** 1/2 stars out of four), Patrick J. Adams was fired from an acting job. "I don't even remember exactly when it was; I've conveniently put it right out of my...
  • Students cash in on imagination

    Students cash in on imagination
    A team of USC students took first prize in a highly competitive design competition sponsored by the Walt Disney Co., wooing the judges with a proposal to build a ride based on the movie “Up” at the studio’s Shanghai theme park. About...