| Aug 2, 2011
Gene McDaniels, who emerged as a pop singing star in the early 1960s with hits such as "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and "Tower of Strength" and a decade later wrote Roberta Flack's No. 1 hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76.
| Nov 4, 2010
| 10:35 AM
From the Dining@Large blog:
I took your suggestions for Top 10 weekly dining specials, threw in a few of mine, and sorted them by day of the week. I confirmed them all the best I could, by visiting the establishments websites. When I found other weekly...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 6:28 AM
From the Dining@Large blog:
I hate it when I confuse my "upscale localvore-focused contemporary American dining experiences" with my "cozy, casual and affordable French Brasseries with an American feel." But I managed to do that recently in a blog post....
| Nov 1, 2010
| 6:26 AM
NEW YORK (AP) He had the top-selling album in the country earlier this month. He's on the president's iPod. He's on the charts with two singles and a collaboration on a third. He's on Facebook with updates for the more than 14 million people following...
| Dec 5, 2010
| 10:57 AM
BOSTON -- Dane Cook's half brother and sister-and-law have been ordered to pay the comic $12 million in restitution, after they pleaded guilty to stealing money from him.
Darryl and Erika McCauley are accused of embezzling millions from Cook while Darryl...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:39 PM
The Senate has rejected a bill that would have blocked funding for implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law.
The 47-53 vote, which broke along party lines, was an expected result in the chamber, which is run by Democrats. The bill...
| Nov 11, 2010
The long narrow plate arrived at her table, and, like any good food blogger, Shauna James Ahern paused to take it all in: roasted red piquillo peppers — plump with a lentil stuffing — alongside graceful strands of quick-pickled green beans and...
| Feb 17, 2011
Is there room in Southern California for another hip taco slinger? Judging by the lunch crowds at Taco Asylum, there is indeed.
Like Goldilocks' porridge, the delicious indulgences at this stylized Costa Mesa taqueria seem just right — not too...
| May 25, 2011
| 3:20 PM
The Senate roundly rejected the House GOP budget on Wednesday, with five Republicans joining most Democrats in shooting down the proposal to dramatically alter Medicare that has rattled the Republican Party.
The 40-57 vote essentially ends the...
| Mar 1, 2011
For Val Walker, practical wisdom was born in a moment of fire and fury. During a bleak time post-divorce, she snapped when she accidentally burned herself, dropped a frying pan of grease and flung the spatula against the wall.
Amid the mess, her friend...
| May 25, 2012
| 3:53 PM
Personal profile from the UConn media guide:
Career: Entered the 2008 season 10th in career punt return yardage at UConn with 358. 2008: Averaged 11.8 yards per punt return to lead the Big East and was 28th in the country in that category... His 306 punt...