| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:36 PM
We all know that the holidays are commercialized. For those looking for an alternative to the mass pandemonium of the malls, gift shops at Chicago museums offer presents with local interest as well as artistic and educational panache. And in many cases,...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:58 AM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — In some countries, lifeguards aren't a given, and if they are, there isn't always uniform life-saving procedures in place or the equipment and infrastructure needed to save lives.
"I think we take it for granted that we have...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:58 AM
When the sun is out and the weather is warm, Orange County residents flock to the beaches to surf, body board and swim in the chill Pacific without a second thought that if something happened, a lifeguard would be there to assist them.
But, in some...
| Dec 23, 2012
When Greg Chait won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in New York City last month, the man behind the Elder Statesman line of ultra-luxury cashmere knits — think $5,525 blankets, $1,890 belted cardigan sweaters and $380 ski caps — was...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 4:53 PM
When Sarita Santillan moved from Peru to Maryland with her family in 2003, she was just 11 years old — and had little clue how hard it would be to stay here.
This week, Santillan, 20, an illegal immigrant who lives in Greektown, will be among...
| Aug 27, 2012
— Time was in short supply when a medical team from Langley Air Force Base touched down in Peru this summer.
They had a self-imposed deadline of 12 hours to erect a tent city that included operating rooms, intensive care units and an emergency...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:40 PM
In my husband's country of Peru, many people are poor and many more are poorer still.
When someone in a town or village becomes sick or has an accident, the women will gather, cook meals and assemble an event. The people attend to eat the food and then...
| Sep 1, 2012
I remember the stories -- L.A. chefs renting fast cars and and doing a Michelin three-star restaurant blitz through France. Ten restaurants in five days. Wallowing in foie gras, truffles, baby lamb, Brittany lobsters and newborn vegetables. Not to mention...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Name: Jorge Montes
Title: Executive chef/owner
Location: Roho Kitchen, 8338 W. State Road 84, Davie; 954-200-2895; RohoKitchen.com
Time at this location: Four years
Style of food prepared: International
Background: Montes recently...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:20 AM
In November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, an international treaty ratified by 190 nations that set out to preserve important cultural and...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:16 PM
An authentic Indiana Jones is alive and well, right here in town. Baltimore, meet Douglas Comer.
Operating rather inconspicuously from his Charles Village-based firm Cultural Site Research and Management, Comer has overseen some of the region's most...