| Apr 26, 2012
What happens when you take a well-known English folk tale and folk music from Europe and America, combine it with a full orchestra and put the whole thing in the hands of a children’s storyteller known for his wit? You get “Jack and the...
| May 29, 2012
Guitarist Doc Watson, who died Tuesday at age 89, leaves an extensive legacy that documents his wide-reaching influence in the world of guitar playing and folk music. Here are three video examples of his artistry in different settings....
| Jul 18, 2012
A Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, the world premiere of a song cycle based on poems by Carl Reiner’s daughter, dazzling international dance ensembles, circus arts and perhaps America’s premier storyteller will highlight the 16th season of...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 1:39 PM
Repeat after me: No more yellow muck! No more yellow muck!
It's time to stand up for all that is right with homemade potato salad.
Now I can't take credit for starting the no-more-yellow-muck movement, but I warmly embrace humorist Garrison Keillor's...
| Aug 4, 2010
Thousands of Americans nationwide go for the blue — ribbon, that is — in state fair food contests.
Jim Woodworth is one of those home cooks who enter the cooking competitions each year with a healthy case of ribbon lust.
They call him "The...
| May 21, 2011
We're living in an age of prize proliferation. It might not feel like it — especially with so many families hit hard by economic turmoil in the last few years — but it still exists, according to Joel Best's "Everyone's a Winner," a book that...
| Oct 23, 2010
| 6:40 PM
Juan Williams gets nervous when people in Muslim garb board his flight.
Is that admission wrong because it reinforces a stereotype?
Or is this a good thing because it forces us to deal with it?
I can't say I'm immune to a similar sentiment even...
| May 29, 2010
If it was a bright sign that plenty of iPads lit up BookExpo America, the publishing industry's annual trade show and convention held at Manhattan's Jacob Javits Center this week, it was equally telling that the hot trend for fall books is dystopian...
| Feb 14, 2010
If you're headed to see the Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz., this spring, know that there's plenty to do besides baseball. About a two-hour drive south from Glendale, a Phoenix suburb, is Tucson, one of the Cactus League's two original towns.
| Oct 20, 2009
| 4:29 PM
First thing visitors to Bayfield notice is the view of Lake Superior. Its gleaming blue waters practically wrap the town, which, after all, is why many people visit in the first place. Other signs that this is among the sweetest of Midwest small towns...