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  • Inverness: A wealth of stately homes

    Inverness: A wealth of stately homes
    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...
  • The Siren's Call: A beastly menagerie

    The Siren's Call: A beastly menagerie
    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...
  • McManus: Palin the procrastinator

    McManus: Palin the procrastinator
    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...
  • Make-up calls – and musings on the 2011 Man Booker

    Make-up calls – and musings on the 2011 Man Booker
    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...
  • Finding time to exercise between meat pies, potatoes and Guinness in Scotland and Ireland

     
    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 I’ll...
  • Serpent-like oarfish floats up in Malibu; natural history museum will study the creature

     
    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......
  • Bad boys of cinema Ken Russell, Barry Sandler will screen cult classic 'Crimes of Passion'

    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. Barry Sandler,...
  • Bracket Battle - Greatest Unanswered Questions

    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,...
  • Theater review: 'The 39 Steps' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater

    Theater review: 'The 39 Steps' from Orlando Shakespeare Theater
    "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. And again....
  • In Scotland, a toast to high spirits

    In Scotland, a toast to high spirits
    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...
  • Planning your trip to Edinburgh, Scotland

    Planning your trip to Edinburgh, Scotland
    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...