| Oct 21, 2010
Generally speaking, the world is composed of two breeds of eaters — and most everyone knows their tribe. Ask yourself: Does your heart quicken at the sight of a stately crown roast or tenderloin marbled with fat as fine as Carrara? Or do you crave...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 10:15 AM
Warm air can leak out of a home from places small (electrical outlets) and large (picture windows). But there are steps you can take to close those gaps, beyond taping plastic to the windows -- although that old standby certainly helps.
Here are 10...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Fifty percent of thermal paper receipts and most dollar bills tested in a new study are tainted with Bisphenol A, according to a report released on March 30, by the Washington Toxics Coalition.
BPA, a chemical that disrupts hormones and has been linked...
| May 10, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Throughout his life Dr. Bill Bunn has had a wealth of experiences. He attended Yale, entered the Navy at the end of World War II, attended medical school and went into practice with his dad as a cardiologist. Eventually Bunn wore a multitude of hats in...
| Apr 2, 2011
Actress Kaley Cuoco, who plays the neighbor of two socially inept physicists on "The Big Bang Theory," has listed her Sherman Oaks home at $949,000.
The gated Spanish-style house was built in 1937 but has been updated. Features include distressed...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 8:27 PM
Congressional negotiators struck a last-minute deal to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, congressional leaders and the White House said late Friday, averting a threatened shutdown.
The House and Senate are expected to approve a seven-...
| Nov 7, 2010
"A Secret Gift
How One Man's Kindness — and a Trove of Letters — Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression"
368 pp., $25.95
On Dec. 18, 1933, an ad appeared in the Canton, Ohio, paper offering financial...
| Oct 31, 2010
Common as Air
Revolution, Art and Ownership
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 306 pp., $26
The late Jack Valenti, who was Hollywood's ubiquitous lobbyist for four decades, fully agreed that copyright terms should be limited. The proper term, he...
| Nov 27, 2010
American author Bill Barich, a resident of Ireland these past nine years, was rummaging through a local secondhand shop in the summer of 2008 when he stumbled across a "beat up old copy" of "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck's late-in-life attempt...
| Oct 24, 2010
The Breaking of Eggs
Penguin: 342 pp., $15 paper
In his debut novel, "The Breaking of Eggs," British writer Jim Powell surveys an impressive breadth of time — and trains his focus on a small slice. The book's historical...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 3:28 PM
TITUSVILLE -- Tears welled in Luann DeJoseph's eyes as she watched Space Shuttle Discovery soar into the sky Thursday afternoon. The woman – she said she was "in her 50's" and grew up watching NASA launch moon rockets -- whispered a prayer to...