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  • Green beer: Not just for St. Patty's Day

    Green beer: Not just for St. Patty's Day
    Over a plate of eggs from a free-range, hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, organic chicken, I pondered the carbon footprint of my beer consumption. I recycle bottles and cans, sure; but is that enough to offset all the water, energy and other resources that...
  • Uncorked: Pining for pinot

    Uncorked: Pining for pinot
    Wholly grail. Everyone wants pinot noir. Those who set the table want its come-hither aromas of red fruits and dried leaves stippled with rain, its supple texture and haunting length of flavor, its pliancy with all manner of food. Winemakers want the...
  • Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award

    Writer David Simon, creator of 'The Wire' and 'Homicide,' wins 2010 MacArthur 'genius' award
    Baltimorean David Simon, whose groundbreaking television series "The Wire" examined the institutions of his hometown with a passionate and unsparing eye, today won a 2010 MacArthur "genius" award. The 50-year-old Simon is one of only a few people ever to...
  • Why go electric? Nissan Leaf makes its case

    Why go electric? Nissan Leaf makes its case
    The Nissan Leaf isn't for everybody. I could say the same of any car I review, yet for some reason it seems necessary to remind consumers of this fact when detailing electric cars like the Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Reactions to the nascent EV (electric...
  • Trailer accommodations in Joshua Tree

    Trailer accommodations in Joshua Tree
    I had my doubts as I turned off the isolated highway onto the sandy open desert. "Drive three miles, then make a left?" I wondered out loud while reading the directions, as my car bounced over mounds of sand, mimicking one of those souped-up cars in a...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • N.Y.'s past comes to life

    N.Y.'s past comes to life
    The past is another country, or so goes the saying. In this wonderful and entertaining guide to what once was, author James Roman captures the heart and soul of an older New York. Museyon, the New York-based independent publisher, is known for its...
  • Gasoline prices in western states

    Gasoline prices per gallon in the West* Arizona$3.58 California 3.93 Colorado 3.66 Hawaii 4.04 Idaho 3.71 Montana 3.77 Nevada 3.71 New Mexico 3.61 Oregon 3.84 Texas 3.57 Utah 3.61 Washington 3.88 Wyoming 3.66 *Source: AAA; prices (rounded)...
  • Portland has beer on its mind

    Portland has beer on its mind
    Over the last couple of decades, the city once called Stumptown and known for its rain, retro culture and venerable Powell's Books has staked out a scintillating new claim to fame as a brew lover's Parnassus. In fact, beer brewed on premises, live...
  • Brazilian Blowout might be dangerous to your health

    Brazilian Blowout might be dangerous to your health
    Controversy is swirling around a pricey and much-heralded hair-straightening treatment after researchers in Oregon announced recently that they had found that the formula contained the dangerous chemical formaldehyde, even in packages labeled...
  • Pendleton Woolen Mills company history

    Pendleton Woolen Mills company history
    From the first celebrity customer — Apache leader Geronimo — to the recent collaboration with high-end boutique Opening Ceremony, which introduced the brand to the fashion crowd, here are a few key moments in the 102-year history of...