| Mar 7, 2014
When in the Upper Peninsula, or U.P., do as da Yoopers do. And da Yoopers do pasties.
So when I traveled to Marquette, Mich., recently for a winter getaway, I too did pasties, eating my way through the northern hinterlands and evaluating what could...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Prince Harry now has a royal following online!
The British prince officially tweeted from the Invictus Games 2014 Twitter account in honor of the annual competition, making him the most senior royal to use the social media platform, according to several...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Mick Jagger is now a great-grandfather — albeit a really cool one who's about to go back on tour with the Rolling Stones.
Jagger, 70, gets the title courtesy of 21-year-old granddaughter Assisi Jackson, who has reportedly given birth to a girl....
| May 20, 2014
| 11:01 AM
In recent years, British cooking has gotten experimental and interesting, escaping from its role as the punch line of every culinary joke. Still, the chef who embraces traditional British foods outside of the United Kingdom is taking a risk.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The best libraries were created not just as repositories of books but as big, open public spaces that celebrate the connections even the most humble citizens have to civilization and literary culture. But we don't often think of a library itself as a...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The Portland Reservoir has always served as a kind of gateway to the mysterious and magical Meshomasic State Forest.
It's a place where you just "take the dirt road next to the reservoir" to explore the old Nike missile sites. Or follow that dirt road...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
President of MIT
Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 1:50 PM
I'm not sure why I have avoided Cathedral Pines over the years. Maybe it was knowing that 25 years ago a trio of tornadoes devastated the grove of white pines in Cornwall that dated back to the Revolutionary War and were as close to...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Emma Rice first staged "Noel Coward's Brief Encounter," a fantasia based on the 1945 David Lean movie of a Coward one-act play, more than six years ago, yet even as the play has gone on to tour the world, she has never stopped working on it.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:01 AM
KENT — Several of best-selling Irish writer Frank Delaney's novels begin with storytelling in a kitchen. An unannounced visitor trudges up through the Irish countryside to a house with "calm light in the window," and then, after a meal, seated...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:11 PM
"My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" (The Hub, Saturdays; Shout Factory home video). I had neglected this candy-colored gem of a show, whose fourth season began in November, until the latest DVD, "A Pony For Every Season," fell through the mail slot...