| May 19, 2011
| 8:45 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Anna Belknap was born in Damariscotta, Maine, on this date in 1972. This birthday gal has portrayed Lindsay Monroe Messer on "CSI: NY" since 2005. Belknap had previously been a regular on the short-lived series "Medical...
| Feb 28, 2011
You use seat belts, right?
Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 3:09 PM
D'Anjou Pear with Farmstead Goat Cheese Fennel, Black Walnuts, and White Balsamic
Poached Maine Lobster
Orange Glaze Carrots and Black Trumpet Mushrooms
Wine: DuMol Chardonnay "Russian River" 2008 (California)
| Feb 20, 2011
I owe a debt of gratitude to Portland, Maine, brewery Allagash, and so, probably, do you.
In even the most middling bars, where there is little or nothing worth drinking on tap, there is often Allagash White — that brewery's crisp and mildly...
| Apr 6, 2011
Any preschooler could name the country's most well-known dessert sandwich — the one with the vanilla cream nestled between crisp chocolate cookies.
But there's so much more to dessert sandwiches than the humble (but lovable) Oreo: Think fun-...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:30 AM
At one time, the end of middle age signaled the start of retirement and old age. No longer, says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based think tank focused on employment and social purpose, particularly as they apply to the...
| Nov 10, 2010
The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant."
Since then, what we might...
| Nov 25, 2010
Stop for a moment to absorb this possibility: Rather than dreading a protracted old age, consider that you have been given the gift of an extra phase, what Mary Catherine Bateson calls "Adulthood II." There are no longer three generations in one average...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:01 PM
If Hurricane Irene continues on its current path, air travelers with flights anywhere from Norfolk to New England should probably plan on staying put this weekend.
Earlier this afternoon, both AirTran and Southwest Airlines, the largest carrier at...
| Nov 28, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Christian Lander: The author of "Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast, From Seattle's Sweaters to Maine's Microbrews" will present and sign his new book. Book Soup,...
| May 8, 2011
Whether perusing the beauty and personal care products at Target or Whole Foods or shopping online at Sephora, consumers are increasingly encountering the phrase "paraben-free."
What exactly does paraben-free mean, and why might it matter? We take a...