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  • Nurture or Nazi — the perils of extreme parenting techniques

    I'm nothing if not a futurist, so as we explore here the nuances of postmodern parenting, we look ahead to what kind of parents our own offspring will one day be: well-meaning pushovers or total tyrants? "I'm going to be such a Nazi," the daughter of...
  • Orioles head groundskeeper is outstanding in her field

    Orioles head groundskeeper is outstanding in her field
    With frigid weather and a yard blanketed with snow, it's hard to imagine ever seeing green lawns again. Yet spring is approaching, ever so slowly, and it's time for Marylanders to think about reclaiming home field advantage. As head groundskeeper for...
  • Their chemistry sparked again almost 25 years later

    Their chemistry sparked again almost 25 years later
    I had been dating a man casually for four months but hadn't heard from him in three weeks. He was nice and a perfect nonthreatening entry into the dating world, as I had been separated for 2 1/2 years and was just starting to think about dating. But I...
  • Orange Crush

    Orange Crush
    Jim Trefz and Ron Fanelle have brought the orange groves and avocado trees and brilliant sunshine of California to their new home in Madison and given it all a mid-century modern flair. When the longtime California residents bought the 1,600-square-foot...
  • A quick study in heartfelt international relations

    She had me at privyet. I had just delivered a talk in Romania on Jewish-Mormon relations (a niche topic, to be sure) at a church in Bucharest, and standing before me was Florina, a raven-haired beauty who greeted me in Russian after learning we had both...
  • Designers from around the world in the spotlight at Creative Registry

    Designers from around the world in the spotlight at Creative Registry
    A slab of monkeypod wood with a bronze heart embedded in its surface hangs from the ceiling by two lengths of white-and-pale-gold marine rope at Creative Registry. Festooned from the rope are frothy tassels and braided Mylar — all the components...
  • A daughter charms Dad into day labor

    A daughter charms Dad into day labor
    My buddy Lichtman brags about these dates he has with his adult kids about once a month. They keep in touch by seeing each other for brunch or a movie. I like the idea. It's a way of keeping up with our very busy sons and daughters. As the adage goes:...
  • Interior designer Heather Ashton's playful spirit shows at home

    Interior designer Heather Ashton's playful spirit shows at home
    Heather Ashton has created sophisticated, tongue-in-cheek interiors for West Hollywood's Palihouse Holloway (a taxidermy mallard duck hung from the ceiling) and Caulfield's Bar and Dining Room (devil-horns-and-pitchfork graffiti) in Beverly Hills. That...
  • Michelle Monaghan at the heart of 'True Detective'

    Michelle Monaghan at the heart of 'True Detective'
    In one of the most poignant scenes in HBO’s “True Detective,” Michelle Monaghan’s Maggie Hart accuses her husband, Martin, played by Woody Harrelson, of being a promiscuous “sulky teenager.” “You put a ceiling...
  • Some big ideas to expand a snug place

    Some big ideas to expand a snug place
    Want to do something more creative with your tight living quarters but don't know where to start? Interior designer Heather Ashton offers some suggestions on how to deliver a big jolt of personality to a small living space. PHOTOS: At home with...
  • Fewer branches don't add up to a safer tree

    Fewer branches don't add up to a safer tree
    I want to prune branches out of a tree so the wind will blow through it and it won't fall on my house. Is that possible? The answer is actually counterintuitive. One would think fewer branches would offer less wind resistance, but time lapse photography...