| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:37 PM
She's got the look. She's also got the walk, the talk and the wardrobe.
When Michelle Williams pouts and flounces and oozes her way across the screen in "My Week With Marilyn," giving herself unreservedly to the role of a tormented yet still-alluring...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 5:37 PM
A vast collection of more than 1,000 old books that once cluttered the Lanterman House could be a lot more interesting — and valuable — than anyone previously imagined.
A first-edition copy of Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Tom...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Eliot Spitzer signed off for good at CNN Wednesday night following the announcement earlier in the day that his "In the Arena" show would be replaced in the prime-time lineup Aug. 5.
Spitzer, who started out paired with Kathleen Parker in "Parker-...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Our book club reads a wide range of titles, frequently about nature.
We meet in the Sterling Morton Library, which contains 28,000 books, 12,000 artworks and several hundred nursery catalogs.
"Walden" by Henry David Thoreau brought on one of our best...
| Aug 7, 2011
The Secret History of Costaguana
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Riverhead: 287 pp., $26.95
"The Secret History of Costaguana" is an intricately detailed, audacious reframing of "Nostromo," the classic 1904...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:30 AM
I have been following the removal of downtown trees to make way for the Grand Prix with much interest. The entire incident saddens me as much as the removal of a huge number of trees in my community. A member of the board of directors in my development...
| Aug 17, 2011
Q. My boss thinks I walk on water and is ready to give me a large project. I'm just not sure I have all the skills to succeed at the project. On the other hand, I'd be set for a promotion if I do well. I'm getting insomnia trying to decide what to do....
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:16 PM
OK, we all laughed at the pictures of the tipped lawn chair and the tilted picture and the fallen water bottle. But the 5.8-strength East Coast earthquake this week cracked and broke stones at a historic house of worship: the Washington National Cathedral...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 1:32 PM
WELLFLEET, Mass. — All roads lead to water.
Which means, here on the outer curl of Cape Cod, 70 miles or so into the Atlantic Ocean, where tall marsh greens in autumn turn the color of butterscotch, all roads lead to oysters.
| Oct 21, 2011
| 1:23 PM
It is hard to believe, considering our national fondness for the White House and its history, but new presidents used to sell off the furnishings from the previous administration in something like a garage sale.
In an attempt to make "the people's house"...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 2:27 PM
Jane Mulder likes the library, but she loves books.
When they get too old or injured to do their job at Burbank’s libraries, the books are put under the care of Mulder, who is equal parts caretaker and book surgeon. Armed with tape and glue, the...