| Sep 14, 2010
Scientists and inspectors at the federal agencies responsible for food safety say they face political and corporate interference with their work, according to a survey released Monday by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonpartisan advocate for...
| Jan 13, 2011
Unless you're reading this story in your grandmother's Brooklyn or Minnesota kitchen, a loaf of dark bread just out of the oven, you may be part of the vast majority of people for whom dense rye breads are a bit out of the comfort zone. You may run across...
| Aug 14, 2011
Denim, a simple, sturdy and relatively inexpensive material, has been associated with manual labor for much of its 200-plus-year history in the United States. But the indigo-dyed cotton fabric has undergone a transformation in the last few decades,...
| Nov 2, 2010
| 7:51 PM
A judge's decision to extend voting hours to 10 p.m. in Bridgeport led to threats from Republicans that they would challenge the legality of votes cast after 8 p.m.
Bridgeport officials ran out of ballots in a number of polling places, forcing an...
| Nov 21, 2010
The holidays bring out the best in people — and the worst.
Which means that it's the busy season for Anna Post, the 31-year-old great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, who bears more than a passing resemblance to her famous forebear. As...
| Jul 17, 2011
L.A.-based designer John Eshaya is in a rockin' mood. The former vice president of women's wear for Ron Herman launched his swanky-jeans-and-tees collection, Jet by John Eshaya, in 2008 and has added leather and glazed denim (which resembles leather) to...
| Aug 31, 2011
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| Jun 21, 2011
| 2:42 PM
In her bracingly tough-minded tale of a discontented librarian who hits the road with a maladjusted 10-year-old, Rebecca Makkai tips her hat to a shelf-load of children's literature, offering sly echoes of everything from "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White...
| Feb 2, 2011
Shortly after his mother's death at 99 in 2005, Allen Shawn — the son of legendary New Yorker editor William Shawn and brother of actor and playwright Wallace Shawn — began writing "Wish I Could Be There," a book about phobias grounded in...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Kristin Canty's "Farmageddon" is well-titled. It's an eye-popping wake-up call revealing how the USDA and FDA have increasingly waged war on America's small farmers even when they can prove they are contributing healthful products to our food supply.
| Nov 7, 2010
The Passages of H.M.
A Novel of Herman Melville
Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95
"The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...