| Jun 1, 2010
| 12:40 PM
One thing above all draws the curious, the adventurous and those who love nature to these rough-hewn volcanic islands 600 miles west of Ecuador: the animals.
They swim. They fly. They lounge. They lumber. Sometimes, they do more. Naturalist Klaus Fielsch...
| Feb 18, 2010
| 9:47 AM
Rating: 2 stars
Recap: Fascinating facets of Charles Darwin's life, family and work are explored in Jon Amiel's "Creation." Real-life couple Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly portray Darwin and his wife, Emma.
Review: "Try as he might to work three...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 8:50 PM
"The Danger Box" By Blue Balliett Scholastic, $16.99, 320 pages (ages 9-12)
"Every book is a box of ideas. /Every book that shares secrets is a Danger Box." And thus author Blue Balliett launches our exploration into the world of Zoomy Chamberlain, a...
| Feb 15, 2009
Some impressive birthdays have been celebrated lately, including the 200th of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin, who were born on the same day in 1809. Let's blow out 10 more candles to celebrate these facts:
1. A "leapling" or "leaper" is a person born...
| Jan 21, 2010
Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Yelp, YouTube: Nowadays, just about everyone seems to use at least one of these social media Web sites. That's because social media is unbeatable for catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and getting the latest...
| Jan 24, 2010
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...
| Jan 31, 2010
Rewilding the World
Dispatches From the Conservation Revolution
Metropolitan Books: 402 pp., $28.50
Coyote at the Kitchen Door
Living With Wildlife in Suburbia
Harvard University Press: 224 pp., $24.95
| Oct 10, 2009
Archaeopteryx, believed for 150 years to have been the first bird, was probably only a feathered dinosaur that had great difficulty getting off the ground when it lived 150 million years ago, researchers reported this week in the journal PLoS One....
| May 23, 2010
| 9:17 AM
It's little problem for Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly to fill the roles of husband and wife on screen, since they also have that relationship in real life ... but the couple they play in this drama is notable. Bettany is cast as Charles Darwin, but...
| Apr 4, 2009
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...
| Feb 3, 2010
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'...