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  • Iceland: the quirky home of Bobby Fischer, Björk and the Blue Lagoon

    Iceland: the quirky home of Bobby Fischer, Björk and the Blue Lagoon
    REYKJAVIK, Iceland - This is the only country that gives you a bath before they send you home. The Blue Lagoon, open year-round, rain or shine, envelops thousands of tourists from all over the world in its misty embrace. Many of them come in big...
  • Election 2012: Democrats, Republicans offer clear choice on taxes

     Election 2012: Democrats, Republicans offer clear choice on taxes
    At the center of the fall campaigns, from the presidential race on down, is whether to extend all or some of President George W. Bush's temporary tax cuts which are set to expire at the end of the year. President Barack Obama wants the Bush-tax cuts to...
  • Maryhill Museum grows gracefully in rural Eastern Washington

    Maryhill Museum grows gracefully in rural Eastern Washington
    GOLDENDALE, Wash. - Sam Hill, an entrepreneur and businessman, didn't live to see his Eastern Washington hilltop mansion completed as the Maryhill Museum of Art in 1940. But he likely would have been just fine with a recently completed $10 million...
  • Discoveries: 'The Chairs Are Where the People Go' by Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti

    Discoveries: 'The Chairs Are Where the People Go' by Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti
    The Chairs Are Where the People Go How to Live, Work, and Play in the City Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti Faber and Faber:: 175 pp., $13 paper Sheila Heti wanted to write about her friend Misha Glouberman. The Canadian performance artists had...
  • Jacqueline Piatigorsky dies at 100; chess champion, sculptor

    Jacqueline Piatigorsky dies at 100; chess champion, sculptor
    Jacqueline Piatigorsky was born into the Rothschild banking clan and grew up in a palace in Paris, but her silver spoon came with a ball and shackles. She rarely left her sumptuous homes and was dominated by a callous nanny. She felt invisible to her...
  • Chan Lowe: Romney heading for the junk yard in Michigan?

    Chan Lowe: Romney heading for the junk yard in Michigan?
    Yes, Mitt Romney did at least wait until after he had dropped out of the presidential nomination race in 2008 before he wrote the op-ed piece in the New York Times wherein he argued that Detroit automakers ought to be allowed to go bankrupt.   That...
  • Could this be happening? A man's nightmare made real

    Could this be happening? A man's nightmare made real
    First of two parts He kept thinking that there had been a mistake, that he'd be out in no time. That the system, set into motion by some misunderstanding or act of malice, would soon correct itself. That was before the detective informed him of the...
  • 'Terra Nova' recap: Episode 10, 'Within'

    'Terra Nova' recap: Episode 10, 'Within'
    The countdown to the season finale has begun on “Terra Nova,” and God help me, at this point, I am invested in this outcome. Gosh, where to begin. Well, Lucas is back, with his CrazySexyMath, insane blue eyes and -- unexpectedly -- some...
  • 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' review: A movie just asking to be called elementary

    'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' review: A movie just asking to be called elementary
    ** (out of four) A convoluted plot. A generic adventure score. A lead performance that’s already played its best hand. What is this, a “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel? No, it’s the follow-up to Guy Ritchie’s mildly...
  • Learning longer, learning better

    We were eager to see what would happen when, on short notice — over Thanksgiving, no less — we invited students who were struggling in math to come to Saturday School here at Hilton Elementary School in West Baltimore. That first Saturday,...
  • Students compete in chess tournament

    Forty-three students in the Burbank Unified School District competed in the National Youth Action Chess Tournament in Irvine. They placed fifth nationally in the primary and junior high sections and placed eighth in the intermediate section. The names of...