| Oct 31, 2011
| 12:53 PM
CEO of Philippe by Philippe Chow, Philippechow.com
1. My own back yard in Miami
There's no better place to unwind than in the comfort of your own home. I like to relax outside in my back yard, which is a veritable seaside paradise for the kids. We've...
| May 6, 2011
| 5:28 PM
School lunches today contain some of the usual suspects — chicken nuggets, dinner rolls and pizza, for example.
But schools are getting sneaky. Pizza crusts and chicken nugget breading may contain whole grains, and dinner rolls may be made with...
| Jul 12, 2011
On a humid Monday morning, Erin Carr-Jordan was crawling through the tubey slides of a McDonald's PlayPlace on the West Side.
When she got to the top of the colorful structure, she peered through a cloudy plastic window and mouthed the words: "This is...
| Jul 20, 2011
Demand for minimally invasive cosmetic procedures showed a three-digit increase over the last decade, with Botox leading the way for those seeking to look younger or better.
As of last month, would-be patients can consider a new product that uses their...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Standing outside coach Doc Holliday's office early in the summer of 2010, Marshall assistant coach Phil Ratliff still wasn't exactly sure what he'd have to tell Holliday to sell him on the fact Tron Martinez was the right fit for the Thundering Herd....
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:45 PM
My prognosticator side detests this Final Four. VCU and Butler exited early on my bracket, Kentucky and Connecticut in the regional semifinals.
Ditto for 2006 when George Mason intruded. I had the Patriots losing to Michigan State in the first round....
| Mar 31, 2011
| 6:45 PM
In a coup for Hampton Roads, two high school players from the area were named as Most Valuable Players in the McDonald's All-America basketball games before a sold-out crowd of 19,909 in Chicago's United Center on Wednesday night.
James McAdoo of Norfolk...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
| Jul 17, 2011
"Florence has changed," my friend Alessandra told me on the phone. "There's a new spirit here."
"I don't believe it," I said. "I know Florentines; they're conservative people who hate change."
"Come and see for yourself. I'm going on a trip. You can...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:37 PM
DUBLIN — Sitting in a Pizza Hut, near a McDonald's, a Hollister bag at our feet, we could have been at any mall in America.
The foreign traveler who craves the exotic, the rare, the undiscovered will cringe. The parents among us will understand....
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:28 PM
MONTREAL — For a certain kind of traveler, no visit to a new city is complete without a bellyful of local culinary delights.
And though the Internet has made it easier to zero in on regional specialties, it also has amplified local food rivalries...