| Sep 17, 2009
American humorist and radio host Garrison Keillor continues to recover from a minor stroke he suffered on Labor Day at his home in Minneapolis.
Keillor, 67, drove himself to a hospital in St. Paul after feeling ill. He was then taken to the Mayo Clinic,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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
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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...
| Jan 6, 2011
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Let's face it. Baltimore is ripe for satirizing. We've probably got more offbeat people, more distinctive edifices, more colorful history and habits per block than any metropolitan area in the country. Oh yeah, and some crime.
The folks at Second City...
| Sep 29, 2010
In storyteller Garrison Keillor's corner of Minnesota, all the children may be "above average." But a study of older Minnesotans in the county surrounding the famed Mayo Clinic suggests that the ones who stay "above average" mentally are more likely to be...
| Sep 16, 2009
by Mark Silva Garrison Keillor, who has suffered a brush with mortality, has a prescription for a nation in need of the sort of care that he got: Reform, with "common humanity.'' The comic writer, amateur singer and impresario of......
| Nov 21, 2009
Under Just when you thought it was safe to bake your holiday pies again Bob shared this great quote:Deep (and true, IMHO) thought from Garrison Keillor two weeks ago: "Pumpkin pie is the essence of mediocrity. The very best pumpkin......
| Dec 4, 2009
It was over before it began. This week was supposed to be the premiere of Liz Lemonâs destined-to-be a hit talk show called âDealbreakers,â but it didnât turn out that way. Lizâs insecurities -- among them her penchant for ju...
| Dec 31, 2009
Ruth Lilly, the last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, died Wednesday night at her home in Indianapolis. She was 94. During her lifetime, Lilly gave away the bulk of her fortune, around $800 million. In 2002, the heiress........