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  • Reading L.A.: Marc Reisner's 'Cadillac Desert'

     
    Marc Reisner's "Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water," the 11th title in our Reading L.A. series, is not, strictly speaking, a book about Los Angeles or its urban form. It is a book -- a monumental, sharply......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Shale Commission Speaks.

     
    Good Friday Morning Seekers. The Corbett administration's Marcellus Shale Commission (brought to you by Range Resources) holds its final meeting this morning, where it's scheduled to spend some six hours plowing through the hundreds of recommendations...
  • Agent Orange in the land of Rachel Carson

     
    It pains me to see the herbicide-inspired browning of the once-green vegetation along the shoulders of Routes 309 and 22 on my morning work commute. The pattern is established throughout the region, and probably the state. I understand the need to keep...
  • Is Pennsylvania's Economic Cup Half Full Or Half Empty?

     
    Attendees at this afternoon's inaugural session of the new Independent Fiscal Office got a one-word answer to that question this afternoon: "Yes," quipped Tom Jackson, an economist with Global Insight, the world-controlling firm that's been providing...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Corbett Aide Who Edited Faith-Based Pub. Resigns.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're running a little behind this morning, so we're going to dispense with the formalities and instead will dive right into a quick countdown of the Top 5 stories making news this 18th day of......
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Ed Begley Jr.: Big green man

    Ed Begley Jr.: Big green man
    I once tried to pick up Ed Begley Jr. Before your mind dives for the gutter, it was 2004, not long after Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor, and I rented a Hummer to write about whether it was all that its most famous fancier believed it to be. I...
  • From killing zone to bird of prey refuge

    It's the time of the season, not for love, but for those who love to watch hawks and other raptors in flight. Almost all Lehigh Valley residents know that if they want to see hawks, eagles and other birds of prey, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary near Kempton...
  • New book picks 10 best of everything for families

    The 10 best places for ice cream, roller coasters, music festivals and wildlife-watching are just a few of the lists you'll find in The 10 Best of Everything Families: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers. The new book ($21.95) from National Geographic, by...
  • Earth Days: 4 of 5 stars

    A big piece of modern American history is explored in Robert Stone's Earth Days, which details the origins of the modern environmental movement. Yes, it's global, now. But there was a time when a few not-quite-ex hippies (someday to be labeled "tree...
  • Food books, a feast of ideas

    Food books, a feast of ideas
    There's a Calvinist streak marbling the fat of any good American eater: One hand giveth and the other taketh away. I should. I shouldn't. Pleasure and pain. I want it but I shouldn't have it. This is a good time to reflect on just how American our...