| Aug 17, 2011
| 2:31 PM
"Tiny Fascists: A Boy Scout Musical" **1/2
Nostalgists of the Scouting persuasion will find plenty to like in this deranged ode to idealized manliness, awkward preteen camaraderie and an obsession with mastering knots.
The show was created by an...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 4:00 AM
The time is nigh for all those who respect the culture and heritage of the Land of Pleasant Living to raise their wooden crab mallets in the air and say: "No!" The food designers and lifestyle magazine editors have set their sights on the ruination of...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 9:53 PM
September marks the beginning of the fall TV season, so get ready for an onslaught of new and returning shows. As you can see from the chronological list of season and series premieres below, things start out a little slowly, but about mid-month, when the...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:38 PM
When Martha Stewart recently asked her Twitter followers whether she was "hip," she was deluged with responses to the affirmative. That led us to look up the definition of the word -- just to make sure we were all on the same page. It turns out that...
| Apr 16, 2012
1 Start smart: Dive into the day with a super healthy, super delicious breakfast. How about the Apple and Cheddar Tartine, a la Real Simple magazine? Split a baguette lengthwise, then crosswise (extra points for whole grain); broil until lightly toasted,...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Food lends itself to good writing because, as M.F.K. Fisher so famously wrote long ago, writing about food often means writing about “other, deeper needs for love and happiness.” In defense of her craft and her subject, she declared: “...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:50 PM
As a child, one of my favorite car games was Herby Derby Slug Bug. Not to toot my own horn, but I was awesome at spotting Beetles from afar. I got a thrill out of turning the tables and slugging my two brothers, who otherwise always ganged up on me. (Ugh,...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 3:05 PM
When Vinny Ragone heard the Dog Whisperer was going to be at a Baltimore pet store, and he could see him for free, he told his mother (who had never heard of Cesar Millan), "I've got to be there."
The eight-year-old Towson boy with wire-rimmed glasses...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:13 PM
"So where was I? Nervous? Don’t be. This isn't about you."
With that, Ricky Gervais was off and running Sunday as host/roastmaster of the 69th annual Golden Globe awards, putting Hollywood's A-listers on notice but also referencing the hype he's...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:49 PM
With the partial exception of Bartletts, great locally grown pears are scarce at farmers markets in Southern California, where warm winters and disease render cultivation problematic. This makes it all the more special that Al Courchesne of Frog Hollow...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 10:31 AM
You're smitten with your valentine, but not with the idea of a mass-produced card or a pricey trinket. Then why not give the objection of your affection a handmade gift?
While crafting was once the domain of your grandmother, these days do-it-yourself...