| Oct 1, 2010
| 4:11 PM
"How Did You Get This Number"
By Sloane Crosley Riverhead, $25.95, 274 pages
Whether she likes it or not, Sloane Crosley keeps being compared to Carrie Bradshaw. Oregon Live called her book “I Was Told There’d Be Cake” “a cooler...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 7:50 AM
When has a network ever let anyone have two separate specials on the same night?
Now, and it's not just anyone: It's Barbara Walters.
Following her on-air Thanksgiving weekend visit with President and Mrs. Obama, much of ABC's evening is on the...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 1:00 PM
"Will Grayson, Will Grayson"
By John Green & David Levithan
Dutton, $19.99, 304 pages Ages 14 and up
One crappy night in Chicago, two teenage boys meet in a dirty old-fashioned porn shop. It’s not weird enough that they’re both wandering...
| Oct 13, 2010
| 9:47 AM
"In the Land of Believers: An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church"
By Gina Welch Metropolitan Books, 2010 320 pp. $25.00
That the United States is both a deeply religious country and a deeply divided one is no...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 8:52 PM
"The Mischief of the Mistletoe"
By Lauren Willig
Dutton, 352 pages, $19.95
It is not exactly an auspicious start to Arabella Dempsey's career as the newest instructor at Miss Climpson's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Not only is Arabella bowled over...
| Jan 16, 2011
Question: I recently flew first class with my wife and two kids on Alaska from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to Los Angeles. We paid more than $1,000 for each ticket. During the flight, the attendant announced a variety of entrees over the loudspeaker. When...
| Jul 28, 2011
Kenneth Dachman appeared to follow the same game plan for many years: woo investors to his startup businesses, spend much of the money on himself, declare bankruptcy to avoid paying off debts and then start all over again, according to former investors....
| Jan 30, 2011
WHAT TO DO
World Ice Art Championships, (907) 451-8250, http://www.icealaska.com. This year's competition is Feb. 22-March 27. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. All-day admission, $10; $5 for children 6 to 12. Season passes also available.
WHERE TO STAY...
| Dec 15, 2010
Maryland has maintained its perch as the nation's wealthiest state, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau, though more residents in some suburbs were living in poverty than in 2000.
The census information contained some good news for...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 5:48 PM
Enrique Villa can walk from his condominium on Water Street to his job at St. Paul and Baltimore streets in about five minutes. In Maryland, that's rare.
Villa and his wife, Kathryn, a physician whose commute by subway to Johns Hopkins Hospital is nearly...
| May 24, 2011
| 8:28 PM
When a team of activists wearing white hazmat suits showed up at a Chicago grocery store to protest the sale of genetically modified foods, they picked an unlikely target: Whole Foods Market.
Organic foods, by definition, can't knowingly contain...