| Aug 20, 2009
Robert Rodriguez channels his inner 11-year-old with "Shorts," a childish but fun wish fulfillment-fantasy for kids that's equal parts boogers, big messages and product placement.
It's a connected collection of "shorts" -- short films about kids (and...
| Aug 23, 2009
These days 5-year-old Moose divides his time between napping, walking with his master, Nicole Kirk, and throwing his 107 pounds into wrestling matches with his favorite squeaky toy. But earlier this summer this black Labrador was one sick pup.
| Sep 25, 2009
Memo to the three little pigs: You now have more exterior cladding choices for your houses. And, they sure beat sticks and straw.
Although the National Association of Home Builders says the majority of new houses in the Midwest are still clad with brick,...
| Mar 20, 2009
Still on the sunny side of 40, Matt Dill recalls the words of wisdom imparted by his communications professor at the University of Iowa, where he earned a degree in business: "Communicating means listening, not talking."
"I remember that when I'm with...
| Mar 27, 2009
Scott Sevon collected a college degree 32 years ago, but he says he's been in school ever since.
When he's not building new houses or remodeling old ones, he's adding to the string of acronyms behind his name that indicate he is, among other things, a...
| Apr 3, 2009
The idea is nothing new. Thomas Jefferson's house had one. President Taft added one to the White House. Many of the early 20th Century catalog houses featured one. But for a variety of reasons, the sunroom is enjoying a renaissance today.
| Dec 3, 2009
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Every year, a customer asks Harvard Christmas tree farmer Ben Czarnowski if chopping down a tree is the "green" thing to do.
"In fact, by supporting the Christmas tree farmers, you are helping the environment," Czarnowski tells them. "Besides, if I didn'...
| Feb 18, 2011
"Solitude," declared author Erica Jong, is "un-American." We seek the company of others.
That's easy in suburbia, where you see your neighbors while fetching the mail or mowing the lawn. But vertical living in the city can be another story.
| Mar 3, 2011
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Jim Carrey goes for something different in this offbeat comedy, the true story of a man who leads a rather ordinary existence ... until a car accident wakes him up to the sort of life he really wants to have.
He crosses over to the wrong side of the...
| Sep 17, 2010
When it comes to new-home floor plans, the rules have changed.
"The rule is no longer 'buy as much as you can afford, and it will increase in value later.' It's 'buy what you need,'" said Kermit Baker, chief economist at the American Institute of...
| Nov 3, 2010
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Judd Apatow and his wife, Leslie Mann, have sold their Pacific Palisades home for $5.26 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The traditional house sits behind gates on nearly an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac. Built in 1997, the 6,000-square-...