| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Hosting the Olympics is quite a task for any city. Accommodating hundreds of thousands is something that'd leave even Martha Stewart shaking in her perfectly pleated pants. So, what's a city to do when the visitors clear, the smell of sweaty athletes...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:39 PM
Orioles Hall-of-Famer Eddie Murray has agreed to pay $358,151 to settle charges that he illegally profited from an insider trading scheme involving former teammate Doug DeCinces, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 11:00 AM
A just-released list from the Library of Congress salutes 88 books that shaped America, all by American authors. It starts with Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and continues alphabetically on through "Beloved" by Toni Morrison, "Common...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Alexis Stewart, daughter of domestic goddess Martha Stewart, says life growing up with mom was far from idyllic. In a new book, Stewart's daughter details alleged privations and how she was affected by her mother's neuroses for perfection.
| Jul 1, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Monday is the 4th of July and folks will be celebrating with lots of food, plenty of cold drinks and an arsenal of fireworks to let scream across the sky. These days, thanks to supermarkets and restaurants that never seem to close, one can pull together...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:28 AM
I have always enjoyed Everyday Food, the mini mag with quick and delicious recipes from Martha Stewart's team. So when a special summer issue (its first full-sized version) arrived, we made a quick skim through, folding down the corners on pages with a...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 3:28 PM
Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup fever has settled over the city. Here are books for the NHL hockey fan's nightstand:
"Tropic of Hockey: My Search for the Game in Unlikely Places"
By Dave Bidini
The Lyons Press, 312 pages$24.95
After opting to watch...
| 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,...
| Oct 26, 2010
he sight of frosty ornaments in malls before Halloween might send a shiver up spines. So should waiting till after Halloween to contemplate a cozy do-it-yourself gift for the December holidays.
If you want to handcraft something special for someone...
| Nov 11, 2010
Some people are just natural hosts. Then there are the rest of us.
We yearn to be invited to somebody else's house for holiday dinners and parties and weekends and pretty much anything. And to be invited back again — and again.
While there's an...
| Nov 24, 2010
If alarmist trend stories are to be believed, we'll all be sitting around the Thanksgiving table texting and tweeting and otherwise ignoring each other. In which case, proper grammar — and civility — take a holiday this week.
But if you...