| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:26 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study.
But while so-called metabolic syndrome is declining, some...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If you dine out regularly in large metropolitan areas, odds are excellent you will eventually encounter a famous person sitting nearby. My recent celebrity sightings include Chris Noth from "The Good Wife" and "Sex and the City" in a Manhattan tavern, Jay...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Judith Glassman Daniels
Pioneering editor who oversaw
creation of Savvy magazine
Judith Glassman Daniels, 74, a pioneering editor who oversaw creation of a magazine for executive women called Savvy at a time when magazines catered to stay-at-home...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Claire Messud is known as something of an intellectual among literary novelists, with a cool, quietly probing tone from her first book, "When the World Was Steady" (1995) to her best-selling "The Emperor's Children" (2006). Her bracing and vehement new...
| Sep 22, 2013
Jhumpa Lahiri, who at 46 has already won a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the 1999 story collection "Interpreter of Maladies"), and was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for her new novel, "The Lowland"), does a number of things...
| Mar 23, 2013
The lone Union sentry stands atop Federal Hill, outlined against an ominous orange/red sky. In the distance, the tops of the Washington Monument and several spires rise above the city, as straight and determined as the rifle held in the soldier's left...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:01 AM
BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can...
| Mar 8, 2013
Big and old. A daunting combination for most design professionals. But for Julie Fleps, co-founder with husband, Peter, of Fleps Designs Ltd., redoing a 10,000-square-foot, 1894 historic house in Evanston was just the sort of project to get her creative...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Whether you're stuffing your face with a KFC Double Down sandwich or watching Gordon Ramsay roast professional chefs on "Hell's Kitchen," you're sharing in one of society's biggest obsessions: food.
"Food is hot," said Paula Johnson, curator for the...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Paul Williams was returning to his dorm room when a fellow student relayed a message that was radical even for the 1960s: "Hey, Williams! You got a phone call from Bob Dylan."
Not long before, it was Paul Simon who had rung Williams up on the hallway...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:40 PM
French composer of modernist music
Henri Dutilleux, 97, a highly regarded French composer of modernist music, died Thursday in Paris, said his publisher, Schott Music. The cause was not given.
Considered one of the most important...