| Nov 16, 2009
As a senior police official, Edmundo Mendes' job is to arrest the South American cocaine traffickers who use his troubled West African country, with its starry array of remote islands, as a transit point for drug shipments bound for Europe. It hasn't been...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 10:46 PM
1/2 pound bacon
2 pounds boned chicken breast, diced
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup minced onion
1/3 cup minced celery
1/2 cup minced Bilbao-style chorizo, or pepperoni
1/2 pound cooked ham, diced...
| Feb 17, 2011
Veteran character actor
Len Lesser, 88, a veteran character actor best known for his recurring role in the 1990s as Uncle Leo on the hit NBC-TV comedy "Seinfeld," died Wednesday in Burbank, publicist Laura Stegman said. He had pneumonia and...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 8:10 PM
Two years ago, John McCain and the Republican establishment took a gamble with our nation's security and future by naming a know-nothing neophyte as his running mate on the GOP's presidential ticket. Perceived political advantage cynically trumped the...
| Oct 31, 2010
Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
| Jun 6, 2010
Harry Potter is about to arrive in Florida — not via broomstick or Floo powder but by a mystery technology that will sweep fans along on a life-and-death adventure in the realm of young wizards.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which officially...
| May 5, 2010
Reporting from Washington -- The CIA received secret permission to attack a wider range of targets, including suspected militants whose names are not known, as part of a dramatic expansion of its campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan's border region,...
| Feb 7, 2010
Have you ever used anabolic steroids? Been arrested for domestic battery? Had a live-in girlfriend who was a prostitute? Been accused of falling $54,000 behind on child support? If so, you might be lieutenant governor material. Scott Lee Cohen's victory...
| Aug 23, 2009
It was a town hall, certainly, but without the sense of chaos, the hint of danger, that we've come to associate with the words "town hall" in recent weeks. No gun-toting patriots, no dark portents of tyranny. No energy, in fact, at least not at the...
| Oct 7, 2009
Oliver Stone has made a documentary about Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. I'm sure it will be a fair and balanced piece of work.
Stone has a long and distinguished record of factual filmmaking. There was Platoon, which incorporated just about every...