| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...