| Sep 29, 2010
Sally Menke, director Quentin Tarantino's longtime editor on films such as " Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown" and the two-volume "Kill Bill," was found dead early Tuesday morning by searchers in Bronson Canyon after she went hiking with her dog in the severe...
| Aug 21, 2011
In 1861 Carleton Watkins took the definitive picture of Yosemite Valley from the aptly named Inspiration Point. The sheer granite wall of El Capitan, as sharp as if cut with a cleaver, fills one side of the photo. A rising tier of rock monoliths marches...
| Sep 26, 2010
Cul de Sac Golden Treasury
A Keepsake Garland of Classics
Andrews McMeel: 200 pp., $16.99 paper
Pundits have long predicted the imminent death of the comic strip, even before the Internet threatened to put the daily newspaper on the...
| Mar 14, 2011
-- A smashed white pickup wedged beneath another vehicle was marked "Day 13, 3:15 p.m." in Japanese characters.
The numbers indicated the day of the month and time two bodies had been found inside the truck. A team of eight soldiers struggled to remove...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:29 PM
In Japan they call them the "Faceless 50." They are the workers at the ravaged Fukushima nuclear plant who stayed to fight the fires and keep the reactors from melting down.
Watching news reports of the 50 risking everything for the common good, the...
| Aug 27, 2011
An Idaho resort hotel's verdure is not the wild tumble around W.S. Merwin's beloved Hawaiian home, but disciplined grass and orderly stands of trees. Not, perhaps, the sort of trees Merwin had in mind when he wrote, "On the last day of the world I would...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 10:41 AM
The Alcarese home, built into a hillside in Baldwin, could not appear more like an Italian villa if it was built overlooking a valley in Tuscany. The only thing missing from the vista surrounding the home are tall, lanky cypress trees of the scenic wine-...
| Aug 3, 2010
Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
| May 22, 2012
| 4:24 PM
This is a guest article on one of the many invasive plant species that attack our native species by crowding them out and forming unhealthy monocultures: By Steven Apfelbaum Dame’s rocket has escaped from gardens and is rapidly invading the...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Jerry Feaser of the Pennsylvanai Game Commission reports the following: As Pennsylvania hunters and trappers begin purchasing their 2011-12 licenses (as of Monday, June 11), Pennsylvania Game Commission teams of land managers, foresters and Food and Cover...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 11:15 AM
With gas prices soaring, the most cost-effective place to throw a party this summer might be our own backyards.
There are a number of inexpensive ways to turn your outdoor space into an entertainment haven. Start with the flooring, which offers a...