| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:59 PM
An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 12:41 PM
Trying on shoes at a department store, I was struck by how long it took for the salesperson to return from the stock room.
"Where did he go?" I asked author Rachel Shteir, my new shopping companion.
"Now, if you wanted to steal those, you would just...
| Nov 2, 2010
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...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Now aboard the Disney Dream, I’ve been busy the last few days, visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday and all four theme parks at Walt Disney World’s resort on...
| Aug 14, 2011
| 8:07 AM
Officials at the State Fairgrounds held a news conference Sunday at 10 a.m., updating the media on the stage collapse at the Sugarland concert Saturday night.
Governor Mitch Daniels addressed the media saying, "There was no way we could have foreseen...
| Aug 19, 2010
When a former L'Orangerie chef breaks ranks with his fellow French chefs, runs a renegade pop-up restaurant and fantasizes about landing the first food truck on the Champs-Élysées, then times, you know, are changing. Over several iterations Bastide has...
| Jun 23, 2011
Third Street is on its way to becoming the latest restaurant row with a slew of openings slated for the next few months. Already open, a second restaurant from Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal in the old Cynthia's space just east of Orlando Avenue....
| Jan 6, 2011
Tucked in the back room of a tiny powdered-sugar-dusted San Fernando Valley storefront, Armand Sahakian patiently tends to the sweet syrup bubbling in two giant copper caldrons. Six days a week, the owner of Nory Candy & Pastry delicately flavors each...
| May 19, 2011
Last year, a Muslim congregation in Murfreesboro, Tenn., a pleasant college town of about 110,000 people southeast of Nashville, decided that the time had come to build a proper mosque.
For 20 years or more, the town's roughly 250 Muslim families had met...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 2:41 PM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The poster's hush-hush tone said it all: "What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here."
Here in the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee, America built one of three secret cities...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The fine state of Mississippi has a musical heritage as wide and deep as the indolent muddy river it takes its name from. We can thank the 20th state for giving us legendary artists such as Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf,......