| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the 2 1/2 years since selling California Pizza Kitchen, the popular chain he helped found in 1985, Richard L. Rosenfield has been golfing, fishing, hunting, pursuing hobbies and otherwise staying off the restaurant industry's radar.
Not so much for...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Consumers went in search of cyber deals Monday amid a barrage of emails and Web offers from retailers.
But Cyber Monday may be losing its significance as the biggest online day of the season, thanks to this year's earlier and more diluted kickoff to...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:42 AM
A forum at Beaverdam Park will be held on Monday at Withcomb Lodge and will be of particular interest to residents who enjoy fishing at the reservoir.
Among the topics to be discussed will be the health and status of the lake, the water treatment...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Tennis Channel on Wednesday filed a petition with the Supreme Court, asking the justices to review a lower court ruling that sided with Comcast in the long-running dispute over whether the cable giant discriminated against the sports channel by...
| Dec 5, 2013
A little more than 20 years ago, Congress did something that, today, is hard to imagine. Lawmakers from both parties and across the political spectrum found common ground and passed, by a near-unanimous vote, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are the aggressors in the culture war? In the conventional narrative of American politics, conservatives are obsessed with social issues. They want to impose their values on everyone else. They...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — Tea time at Sardi's, and in rushed Bette Midler too busy to give her caricature on the far wall an admiring glance.
She had just finished taping an appearance on Katie Couric's talk show and, like me, had plans to see Mike Nichols'...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Poking around in the petunias, fixing the car or puttering around on other hobbies can cut the risk of a heart attack or stroke by more than a quarter among people 60 and older, researchers said Tuesday.
A study published in the British Journal of...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:11 PM
"Drink better beer" is the motto of the Central Florida Home Brewers. It's a simple slogan that is much easier to live by since craft beer has grown in both popularity and availability in the past few years. But for avid hobbyists who take on the not-so-...
| Oct 31, 2013
A genial "Hangover" for the AARP set, "Last Vegas" is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better.
The four stars, born between 1937 and 1947, are Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The setup: Lifelong Flatbush-...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 7:34 AM
"Care to know the secret of happiness, young man?"
The novelist Allan Gurganus recalls a friend's old aunt asking him this when he was a boy. After he nodded "yes," she replied: "Collect something."
Gurganus, 66, told the story in a recent New York...