| May 2, 2014
| 6:25 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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?
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Apr 20, 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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:11 AM
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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:53 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:19 AM
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.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:12 AM
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...