| 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-...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 11:52 AM
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.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Ben Bernanke’s words on Wednesday carried a great deal of weight in the commodity markets – so much so that they squashed the prices of gold and silver.
The Federal Reserve chairman told Congress that the U.S. economy was likely headed for...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 1:16 PM
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,...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 2:08 PM
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.
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 1:21 PM
How many times have you heard or read a rant about what the Founding Fathers "really" said? Now you can find out for yourself -- in their own words -- on Sacred Texts.
This gold mine of a website, housed at the University of Virginia, stocks such...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 7:51 PM
There aren't many people who think that nibbling away at one of the largest underwater pile of oyster shells left in the Chesapeake Bay is a good idea right now.
Not upper bay recreational anglers, who love how Man-O-War shoal acts as a magnet for...