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  • In today's GOP, Social Darwinism reborn

    In today's GOP, Social Darwinism reborn
    Listen carefully to the Republican debates and you get a view of the kind of society many Republicans seek. The last time we had it was in the Gilded Age of the late 19th century. It was an era when the nation was mesmerized by the doctrine of free...
  • 'Rewilding the World' by Caroline Fraser and 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door' by Stephen DeStefano

    'Rewilding the World' by Caroline Fraser and 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door' by Stephen DeStefano
    Rewilding the World Dispatches From the Conservation Revolution Caroline Fraser Metropolitan Books: 402 pp., $28.50 Coyote at the Kitchen Door Living With Wildlife in Suburbia Stephen DeStefano Harvard University Press: 224 pp., $24.95 "Over the...
  • French Laundry chef Thomas Keller talks about his profession

    When I was learning to cook, I never dreamed I'd wind up designing a line of porcelain. In those days I believed I would be a chef at one restaurant with one menu and in one kitchen for my whole life. That was the way chefs had always worked. Instead, I...
  • 'Green' remodel gives mother, daughter space

    'Green' remodel gives mother, daughter space
    Charles Darwin might have found an interesting research subject in the Burke family's Goleta home, which has evolved over the last 47 years as the family has changed. Chuck and Harriet Burke purchased the five-bedroom tract house in 1962 as a place to...
  • Tears for More Than Fears

    Tears for More Than Fears
    I cry. At mushy Hallmark commercials in which the son finally gets home on Christmas Eve. At weddings because everybody's so happy. At funerals because everybody's so sad. Even watching the Olympics, when I bond with the skaters who get teary because...
  • 'Angels and Ages' by Adam Gopnik

    Angels and Ages A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life Adam Gopnik Alfred A. Knopf: 224 pp., $24.95 It is an exploration more than a settlement. Adam Gopnik calls his thoughts about Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln a "short book."...
  • 'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon

    'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon
    One of the gags in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" involves Allen's neurotic alter ego (Larry David) bemoaning an ulcer. When his ridiculously young girlfriend (Evan Rachel Wood) reminds him that he doesn't have an ulcer, he retorts, "I didn't say I don'...
  • Movie openings, Darwin photo

    Movie openings: Last Sunday's list of movies opening this past Friday included movies that had opened the previous Friday: "New in Town," "Of Time and the City," "The Secret of the Grain," "Serbis," "Taken" and "The Uninvited." Evolutionist: A photo...
  • "Darwin's Sacred Cause," "Evolution: The First Four Billion Years" and other books on Darwin.

    "Darwin's Sacred Cause," "Evolution: The First Four Billion Years" and other books on Darwin.
    Thank God for Evolution How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World Michael Dowd Viking: 432 pp., $24.95 Evolution The First Four Billion Years Edited by Michael Ruse and Joseph Travis Belknap Press: 1,008 pp.,...
  • Eddie Izzard works in 'boy mode'

    Eddie Izzard works in 'boy mode'
    Fans of Eddie Izzard and his over-the-top-fabulousness beware: His attire on stage at the Nokia Theatre this weekend will be a decided departure from his earlier flamboyance. Wrapping up lunch at a Lower East Side bistro, Izzard warns that on this...
  • A new chapter in science and technology at Huntington Library

    A new chapter in science and technology at Huntington Library
    Science historian Dan Lewis opened the green cloth cover of "The Origin of Species," Charles Darwin's classic work on evolutionary biology, and flipped to Page 20. And there, in the 11th line of text, was the telltale typo: "Speceies." That misprint...