| Jan 19, 2011
| 11:39 AM
Just as Ciaran Burke had told us in his family's pub that morning, the view from the top of Mount Gable was spectacular.
In fact, you could see most of the places my sisters and I had visited, driving around the west of Ireland that week:
To the west...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:53 AM
"The Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco) by Russell Banks. Coming Tuesday. Banks, one of our finest and most adventurous novelists, is not afraid to tackle big, tough topics that persistently bedevil the human species, and with his 17th book, he has...
| Sep 28, 2011
Fall TV: Where the men are men and the women are girls.
Three new comedies, "2 Broke Girls" on CBS, "New Girl" on Fox and HBO's "Girls," revolve around female twentysomethings living in New York City. They join, of course, "Bad Girls Club" the Oxygen...
| May 22, 2011
In the picture, I am probably 10 years old. I'm wearing blue jeans and a bright red sweater, and I'm perched on the stump of a redwood tree, surrounded by a forest of the same. On my lap, I hold an open book. My head is bowed, long blond hair studiously...
| Mar 7, 2012
We're going to go out on a limb here and guess that Rush Limbaugh hasn't spent a lot of time studying the history of women during the Victorian period, specifically 1820-1890.
But his choice of the word "slut" to describe Georgetown Law student Sandra...
| Jan 18, 2012
As gender-specific monikers go, "mademoiselle" never struck us as particularly offensive. French and a little twee, sure. But innocent enough.
The female portion of Cesson-Sevigne disagrees. The French town of 16,000 just banned the term from official...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:56 PM
On the 94-acre campus of Broadmead, a retirement community, there is an immediate sense that this isomething very different from preconceived notions about senior life residences.
Instead of multistory buildings tucked into the hills of Hunt Valley,...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
How did Japanese workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant jury-rig fire hoses to cool damaged reactors? Is contaminated water from waste pools overflowing into the Pacific Ocean? Exactly who is the national incident commander?
The answers to these...
| Aug 31, 2010
Even people with a strong genetic predisposition to obesity can offset their risk of being overweight by being physically active, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal PLoS Medicine.
British researchers examined the effects of 12...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Christopher Knight looks at the structural problem facing the Getty Museum's new director, Timothy Potts....
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The Getty Museum's Jim Cuno announces his decision to hire Timothy Potts as his new museum director, effective in September....