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  • Talladega group qualifying will be a potential wreck

    Talladega group qualifying will be a potential wreck
    TALLADEGA, Ala. -- NASCAR's elite are gathered in the heart of Alabama for its bi-annual scrum known as restrictor-plate racing. But they may as well grab a passport and jaunt to a casino in Monte Carlo. These are the days of wild odds and crapshoots and...
  • HBO plans 'Game of Thrones' marathon ahead of Season 4 premiere

    HBO plans 'Game of Thrones' marathon ahead of Season 4 premiere
    Season 4 of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" gets underway Sunday, but it's not the kind of show anyone should undertake lightly. For the full "Game of Thrones" effect, HBO is doing its best to simultaneously keep you informed and take away all your...
  • A quick study in heartfelt international relations

    She had me at privyet. I had just delivered a talk in Romania on Jewish-Mormon relations (a niche topic, to be sure) at a church in Bucharest, and standing before me was Florina, a raven-haired beauty who greeted me in Russian after learning we had both...
  • Green beans, the ultimate role player, 12 ways

    Green beans, the ultimate role player, 12 ways
    Have you ever thought about how hard it must be to be a green bean? Just think of it – there you are, a simple string, surrounded by all those voluptuous colorful fruits of summer: tomatoes, peaches, melons. What’s a bean to do? The...
  • 'The Science of Sushi,' Coolhaus party with endless ice cream, Artisanal LA

    'The Science of Sushi,' Coolhaus party with endless ice cream, Artisanal LA
    Architecturally themed ice cream sandwich shop Coolhaus is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a party at the Unique Space downtown on May 2. There will be an open cocktail bar, a live show by L.A.'s own De Lux, a DJ set by Paul Tao of IAMSOUND...
  • Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014

     Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014
    After a mistaken diagnosis of an eye problem grounded his plans to be a military pilot in World War II, meteorologist Walter A. Bohan found another way to immerse himself in Earth's atmosphere. "He chose meteorology to stay involved in the sky," said...
  • Susan Straight on learning to write without a room of one's own

    What does it take to be a writer: A room of one’s own? A weakness for words? To celebrate the Festival of Books, we asked five celebrated authors to recall a turning point in their evolution as writers. First up is Susan Straight, recipient of the...
  • Making potholes into art

    Making potholes into art
    It's officially spring. We're deep into pothole season, which, like other holiday seasons, seems to grow longer every year. This pothole season could be the longest yet. Potholes are out of control. The Chicago Department of Transportation said last month...
  • Automobile recalls are on pace to break recent highs

    Automakers are on a torrid recall pace this year. Car companies have recalled about 11 million vehicles in the U.S. so far this year. General Motors Co. has called back the most: 6 million, including more than 2 million for an ignition switch issue...
  • Car comparison: Three cheapest subcompacts on the market

    Car comparison: Three cheapest subcompacts on the market
    Cars cost a lot of money. With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets. The...
  • New York Auto Show: new Hyundai Sonata targets Accord, Camry

    New York Auto Show: new Hyundai Sonata targets Accord, Camry
    Hyundai launched the first shot in the coming battle for the family sedan market by introducing a new generation Sonata at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. The South Korean automaker launched the current Sonata five years ago as a...