| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:16 PM
It's hard work catching soft crabs, a fickle livelihood in an increasingly precarious part of the world.
Starting before sunup, Smith Island waterman Mark Kitching spends hours repeatedly "scraping" the submerged grass beds that grow abundantly around...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Kevin Marshall and Buddy Evans, like many cousins, are close. They keep in touch regularly and enjoy talking over a cup of coffee when they can get together.
The two, who have spent much of their lives on the Chesapeake Bay as watermen, even took their...
| Dec 2, 2007
Longing for an out-of-country excursion but feeling a little poor because you have only dollars in your pocket? Relax. Even with the fast-eroding value of the dollar against other currencies, you still can find international destinations where your buck...
| Mar 8, 2009
The Winter Sun
Notes on a Vocation
Graywolf Press: 210 pp., $15 paper
"The formation of our relationship to the world (for some of us) is experienced as an unfolding." This is how poet and essayist Fanny Howe has always written about the...
| Sep 27, 2009
Melville House: 104 pp., $13 paper
It's easy to be skeptical. There's little character development, less plot and scrawny dialogue. Landscape? The warm blue glow of Internet Explorer, the NYU campus...
| May 14, 2008
Robert Rauschenberg, the protean artist from small-town Texas whose imaginative commitment to hybrid forms of painting and sculpture changed the course of American and European art between 1950 and the early 1970s, died Monday night, according to New...
| May 12, 2008
Today's question: Could Arabs and Israelis have done anything differently before 1948 that would have laid a better foundation for the Middle East? Later in the week, Pearl and Bisharat will discuss relations with Hamas, their personal connections to...
| Dec 16, 2009
Eric Greenspan, chef-owner of the Foundry on Melrose who was a competitor on the Food Network's "The Next Iron Chef," says he's in the process of purchasing the space next door to the Foundry for his new restaurant, Greenspan's Grilled Cheese.
| May 24, 2008
Mike Andrews, the producer of Inara George's new album, "An Invitation," calls it "the father-and-daughter record she never got to make." That might sound strange to students of Los Angeles rock history, who know that the singer's father, Lowell George,...
| Dec 11, 2007
Directed by Doug Liman, "The Bourne Identity" was a spiffy little summer action movie, carried by brisk car stunts and a confident performance by Matt Damon. Paul Greengrass took over "The Bourne Supremacy" and ratcheted up the tension to stomach-churning...
| Jun 23, 2009
| 4:22 PM
Bill writes so movingly about his pigout food that I wish I could help him out, but I don't know of any restaurant where it's a specialty. I looked at the menus of a couple of places I thought of, but......