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  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist

    In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you? The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...
  • Reviews: 'Savage Harvest' by Carl Hoffman and 'Roosevelt's Beast' by Louis Bayard

    Reviews: 'Savage Harvest' by Carl Hoffman and 'Roosevelt's Beast' by Louis Bayard
    Two men, from two of America's pre-eminent families — the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts — are at the center of two new books set in exotic locales, one a novel, the other nonfiction. In "Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism,...
  • Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101

    Senegal closes borders with Guinea after Ebola claims 101
    Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea as West Africa braces against the spread of Ebola virus disease. The World Health Organization, which says the outbreak is presenting the toughest public health challenge in four years, has not recommended...
  • Ecuador's newly reopened Cruise Train connects present day to history

    QUITO, Ecuador — As the four-car train rolls through the clouds and begins its descent of the Andes, Bette Bleeker has a practical concern. "I hope someone checked the brakes," the Chicago resident asks. It's a fair question, given the 1,755-...
  • Travel films & events: Slide show on Papua New Guinea

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA Slide show Pierre Odier will share his insights on Papua New Guinea, one of the last places where primitive man can still be seen in his natural Stone Age environment. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond...
  • Humane society gets cold feet and postpones Valentine's Day pet wedding

    Humane society gets cold feet and postpones Valentine's Day pet wedding
    Apparently it's not a nice day for a white wedding. The Baltimore Humane Society was hoping Chico and TeTe — an adoptable dog and cat — and Aladdin and Jasmine — two adoptable guinea pigs — would be "married" Friday for its...
  • Whimsical taxidermy catches on in Baltimore

    Whimsical taxidermy catches on in Baltimore
    This is not your dad's stuffed deer head. After decades of being relegated to man caves and hunting lodges, taxidermy is hip. Three television shows delve into the art of preserving animals, and its practitioners, who are, as you might imagine, a...
  • 'British Indy Jones' on quest to find South Florida's Jewish history

    'British Indy Jones' on quest to find South Florida's Jewish history
    After tangling with snakes and dodging gunfire while venturing into remote and dangerous regions, he's become known as the British Indiana Jones. But instead of trying to find the Holy Grail, Tudor Parfitt's passion is tracing the ancestral history of...
  • Foreign tourist office phone numbers and websites

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
  • Grandma says children preferred fruit candy in Halloween experiment

    Grandma says children preferred fruit candy in Halloween experiment
    Inspired by a Yale economist’s annual Halloween experiment that uses trick-or-treaters as guinea pigs, one Angeleno decided to try an experiment of her own. Nancy Levitt, 64, had the hundreds who came for candy choose between three options –...
  • Guide: Fall craft fairs on the Peninsula

    Guide: Fall craft fairs on the Peninsula
    From well-known brands like Pampered Chef to the neighborhood mom who designs little girls’ hairbows, there is no better place to find homegrown businesses than a local craft fair. And the Peninsula is the place to shop. There are dozens of shows...