| Jan 6, 2008
An old Chinese proverb sums up the three months I spent studying Mandarin in Beijing: To suffer and learn, one pays a high price, but a fool can't learn any other way.
The famously difficult Chinese language could make a fool out of...
| Jan 13, 2008
Photovoltaics on the roof. Geothermal heating under-ground. Spiffy dual-flush toilets all about.
This wasn't the nature of our eco-mania.
Over the last 12 months, the Home&Garden section embarked on a project we called "Living the Green Life." This...
| Feb 3, 2008
They came wearing duck-shaped hats. They blew whistles that quacked. And they lined the New River downtown Saturday to cheer on their favorite rubber ducks to the finish line.
A truck dumped 20,000 toy ducks into the river during the second annual Duck...
| Feb 19, 2008
Is plastic OK? More and more, the answer is "no." Across Central Florida, consumers are taking small steps to wean themselves from disposable plastic bags. And many companies are trying to encourage it. Grocery and big-box stores now sell durable shopping...
| Jan 18, 2009
New York is a puzzle to be solved, or be defeated by. So it goes on "The City" and "The Real World: Brooklyn," both of which have recently premiered on MTV, a network that for years never thought to present itself as anything but an insider. With these...
| Aug 14, 2009
| 7:57 AM
College Dorm Decorating
Where to buy:
Furniture and accessories From IKEA
Cork from the www.Corkstore.com
Stencil Plastic from Pearl Art Supply's
Buy multifunctional furniture
Consider sze and scale of furniture
| Aug 15, 2009
As a professional designer and house-flipper, Ryan Brown knows how to increase the beauty and value of a house. But what does a flipper do differently when he's designing a permanent residence for himself? Here's how Brown splurged and scrimped:...
| Jul 31, 2009
Here's a romantic comedy that remembers that the best romances have a touch of the bittersweet. That's the happy accident happily titled (500) Days of Summer.
How happy? This pairing of Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Lookout) and the quirky Zooey Deschanel...
| Jul 27, 2009
Already, a nimbus of legend surrounds the story: In late 2004, Swedish journalist Stieg Larsson delivered to his publisher three finished manuscripts -- the opening salvos in a rumored 10-part suspense narrative. Like a latter-day Sjöwall-Wahlöö, the...
| Jul 23, 2009
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| Jul 17, 2009
| 8:04 AM
Hipster heartbreak might leave you hollow
500 Days of Summer is an over the top, tragic, moderately terrific, and modern love tale. Yeah, it's a love story and if you were expecting something different
oops. Summer is the "new" love story, the one...
| Jul 9, 2009
Dora the Explorer can undergo all the makeovers she wants--that Dora comforter is still getting chucked faster than last year's gym shoes when Hannah Montana comes calling.
And therein lies the quandary for parents trying to decorate their kids' rooms in...