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  • An idle brain may be the self's workshop

    An idle brain may be the self's workshop
    The resting brain is anything but idle — that simple proposition would be clear if you could peer into Mike Mrazek's noggin as he putters around his kitchen preparing his daily morning feast of scrambled eggs, oatmeal and fresh fruit. As he plods...
  • Elsa Rady dies at 67; leading contemporary ceramic artist

    Elsa Rady dies at 67; leading contemporary ceramic artist
    As a leading contemporary ceramic artist, Elsa Rady created elegantly simple porcelain vessels and often controlled how they were presented by bolting the refined pieces into place. "She really forged her own path and became a force," said Jo Lauria,...
  • Keeping the Old West alive in Santa Ynez Valley

    Keeping the Old West alive in Santa Ynez Valley
    Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley is known for its fine wines and upscale horse farms, but some of the Old West remains, including two historic stagecoach stops that continue to operate as successful restaurants. Cold Spring Tavern, near the top...
  • South Florida areas tout selves as South Beach alternatives

    South Florida areas tout selves as South Beach alternatives
    MIAMI — On a recent rainy weekday, tourist Niel Shalit, his wife and their two daughters strolled the luxury Bal Harbour Shops, lured, Shalit said, by "my wife's need for fashion." "This is like the Fifth Avenue of New York, like the Americana of...
  • Estimate vacation costs, per diem

    Estimate vacation costs, per diem
    The next time you wonder where to take your next vacation, don't forget to ask when. The right answer could save you hundreds of dollars. Depending on the season, the elite retreat of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., can be cheaper to visit than Chicago. An...
  • Letters: Always best to use a travel agent

    Always best to use a travel agent Regarding On the Spot ["Waves of Doubt," Dec. 5] by Catharine Hamm: The simple answer for the traveler who had booking problems with her Carnival cruise should have been to use a travel agent. As an agent who specializes...
  • 2011 vacation dreams and realities: What readers said

    We asked readers where they would go if money and time were no object, and where they were likely to go in 2011. Thailand for dental work, one said. A trip with a friend to France, another said. Here are some of the other responses. Bon voyage! Waking in...
  • From Sun Magazine: Oprah -- Built in Baltimore

    From Sun Magazine: Oprah -- Built in Baltimore
    Oprah Winfrey is one great storyteller. So let her set the stage for the story of her years in Baltimore — seven and a half years starting in 1976 that would profoundly shape not only the life of the young anchorwoman, but also give birth to the...
  • Letters

    Regarding "New Pair Antes Up on Strip," Dec. 5, by Jay Jones: The $3.9-billion Cosmopolitan is about to open its doors on the Vegas Strip in one of the worst economic times Sin City has experienced. The 50- and 52-story towers will have the fanciest rooms...
  • Eight Californians receive MacArthur grants

    Eight Californians receive MacArthur grants
    Eight Californians, including a public high school physics teacher, a deaf sign-language expert, a jellyfish researcher and an installation artist, are among 23 winners of this year's grants from the MacArthur Foundation. The recipients will each receive...
  • The Review: Providence

    The Review: Providence
    "Take one," the waiter says, proffering a vase sprouting savory lollipops. Each stick holds a round of squid sitting on a cube of dark red chorizo. "Eat them in one bite, so you get both tastes at once," comes the further instruction. I do. The sweet...