| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:07 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Erik Lars Myers, 36, has built quite a career out of beer. Since the Maine native came to North Carolina a decade ago, his home-brewing hobby turned into a business - Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough - and Nash Street Homebrew, also in...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:07 PM
DULUTH, Minn. - I crossed the dunes at Park Point and took in the wide expanse of beach. The August heat was rising, the sky shone a brilliant blue, and a teenaged lifeguard in red trunks climbed the ladder to his chair, with not a swimmer in sight. I...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Baltimore Charm player Kelly Campbell travels frequently in her dual role as a defensive back and marketing manager of the city's all-female Lingerie Football League team.
Campbell was nominated this year for the league's award for most improved player,...
| May 29, 2012
If your idea of a perfect beach involves a waiter to fetch your drinks and the amenities of a high-rise hotel, then the beach at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park may not be for you.
Because all you can see from this 1 1/4-mile-long pristine beach at...
| May 8, 2011
The Chukchi Bible
Yuri Rytkheu, translated from the Russian by Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse
Archipelago: 354 pp., $17 paper
"My genealogy, like the tundra root we call the golden root, is enmeshed with its native soil. It does not spread very far below...
| May 24, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Even with gasoline prices at near-record levels, Marylanders are expected to travel during Memorial Day weekend in the same robust numbers as last year, AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts.
But to make sure potential visitors aren't discouraged by the price at the...
| May 27, 2011
| 4:00 AM
After two years stuck at No. 2, a stretch of sand on Florida's Gulf Coast near Sarasota has finally been named the best beach in America.
Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal...
| May 27, 2011
| 8:04 AM
The prince of rum-soaked, Caribbean-scented party rock -- Jimmy Buffett -- kept the good times flowing in Virginia Beach on Thursday, May 26.
Buffett's first show at the Virginia Beach amphitheater since the year 2000 included all the features and...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Monday night came and went, which wasn't that much of a surprise. Tuesday was dragging into the mid-afternoon hours, and Kecoughtan's Jake Cave was starting to get antsy.
But each time the New York Yankees' pick was announced, he paid closer attention....
| Apr 6, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Charles Newell's office is spotless. Unnervingly tidy. Standing in it makes you feel as though you have intruded on a magazine photo shoot about anal-retentive work environments. His desk, which looks out onto 55th Street in Hyde Park, gleams: There's not...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Last year saw considerable growth for The Muckrakes, a rock band with alt-country roots and close ties to the Peninsula.
The band is welcoming 2012 with a free, 7-track live album recorded at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. The disc...