| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:14 AM
For close encounters of the furry, feathered, or scaly kind, there's no place on the planet quite like the Galapagos Islands.
"You just see some of the craziest things," said Jonathan Brunger, operations manager for Adventure Life, a Montana company that...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Three quarters of the world's surface is water, but nearly all of our vacations are based on land. It stands to reason that we must be missing out.
Luckily there are some fantastic ways to see the wet face of the planet.
1. Explore the pristine coves of...
| May 29, 2012
Few universities can look back on a history so venerable as the College of William and Mary.
Chartered by royal decree in 1693, America's second oldest college soon became home to its first law school — and it educated so many Founding Fathers that...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 6:47 PM
One hundred years from now, when auto historians go all Charles Darwin dissecting the evolution of Porsche's 911 sports car, they may notice a bit of a dogleg in the year 2012.
The car's progress since its inception in 1963 has been carefully modulated....
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:17 PM
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose.
Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum.
The museum never happened.
| Dec 7, 2011
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...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 11:05 AM
A fresh religious controversy is ripening in the Big Apple. Atheists there want to ban a word from the name of a street.
In the Red Hook neighborhood of New York City, residents got part of a street renamed to honor seven firefighters who died during the...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Paul W. Hankins remembers vaguely reading “The Grapes of Wrath” in high school, the same way he remembers vaguely reading “The Great Gatsby.” “That fake reading,” he recalls with a laugh. “Where you sat in class...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 4:04 PM
Prometheus * * *
Hace tres décadas, Ridley Scott se convirtió en uno de los directores más respetados en el campo de la ciencia ficción al dirigir Alien y Blade Runner, cintas creativas que renovaron el género y se convirtieron en objeto de culto entre...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Sir Andrew Huxley, the British researcher who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of how nerve impulses are transmitted through cells, died May 30. He was 94.
His death was announced by the University of Cambridge'...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 8:08 AM
It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity.
Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...