| Apr 22, 2011
If Inverness were a soundtrack, it would be a harp-and-cello duet. Lovely. Subdued. Applause not necessary.
Located 30 miles northwest of the Loop, Inverness is a village of bedrooms, not businesses. Think Barrington Hills without Barrington. Until...
| Apr 24, 2011
Scan through digital images from the Aberdeen Bestiary and you'll find a marvelous stew of myth and reality.
Alongside familiar animals — leopards, panthers, hyenas — this glorious 12th century illuminated manuscript includes some strange...
| Sep 1, 2011
Sarah Palin is giving indecision a bad name.
Not only can't she decide whether to run for president, this week she even waffled over whether to keep a date to speak at a "tea party" rally in Iowa on Sunday, a Sarah-palooza her devotees have been...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 9:19 AM
In the sporting world, there is something called the "make-up call." Umpires and referees deny it exists, but the idea is that when they blow a call — and the crowd is always happy to point out when this has occurred, employing the time-honored...
| Nov 9, 2010
Facing the scale the day after returning from vacation is not usually something to look forward to. Oct 28 was the first time my husband and I had stepped on a scale since we packed our bags and left on a 12-day tour of Scotland and Ireland. But Iâll...
| Dec 2, 2010
The rare, ribbon-shaped sea creature was far from home when it washed ashore in Malibu this week. A runner spotted the 12-foot-long fish with silvery scales and a scarlet red dorsal fin floundering in the waters just off Malibu Colony......
| Mar 27, 2009
One was an established screenwriter, newly famous for writing the ground-breaking Hollywood gay romance, Making Love. The other was the "bad boy" of the British cinema, a filmmaker famed for out-there hits such as Tommy and Women in Love.
| Apr 29, 2009
| 8:57 AM
The Court said the FCC was wrong in fining CBS for the "wardrobe malfunction." Which made us think, was Justin's exposing Janet intentional or not? (I voted not; 75% of News Clickers voted that it was.) So while we were on the topic of eternal mysteries,...
| Sep 17, 2010
| 9:14 PM
"The 39 Steps" is the kind of silly show that goes for a laugh by playing three chords lifted from a hokey melodrama — bah, buh, BAAAAHHHH — when the play's title is mentioned.
And then it goes there again and again. And again.
| Jul 9, 2010
| 12:34 PM
I came to Scotland in search of the Loch Ness Monster and found a ghost instead. Of course, I also sampled a lot of Scotch, which might lead some to think my vision was impaired. To those naysayers, I say, "Chill." My camera recorded the event. At least I...
| Jul 9, 2010
| 12:34 PM
THE BEST WAY TO EDINBURGH
From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is offered on British, Continental, Lufthansa, KLM, or on United, Air New Zealand, British, Virgin Atlantic connecting to British Midland. Restricted round-trip fares begin at...