| Jan 13, 2008
George Drury Smith's view as he looked across the city of Dinant, Belgium, from the tower of its 11th century citadel was so captivating that he snapped his shutter, despite the gloom. The spire of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame glistened darkly....
| Jul 1, 2009
When you're in a sour mood
Here are some local places to drink domestic sours, subject to availability:
BARS AND RESTAURANTS
Beachwood BBQ: Owner Gabriel Gordon has spent two years hoarding kegs and bottles, which he'll unleash in August for his...
| Jul 1, 2009
A bartender pulls on the beer tap handle, and a rosy liquid streams into a waiting glass. Take a sniff and it smells like a barnyard. The bartender assures you that it tastes a lot better than it smells. So you take a sip. It's tart enough to make your...
| Aug 21, 2009
Father Eleutherius Winance, a longtime Claremont Graduate University philosophy professor and the last of the founding monks of St. Andrew's Abbey in Valyermo, has died. He was 100.
Winance died Saturday at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster after a...
| Sep 6, 2009
Packing for vacation offers special challenges for a family of bookworms.
This year we went to Europe, which meant we couldn't just toss a satchel of books into the trunk.
Some airlines charge per bag. Heavy luggage costs more. Plus you have to schlep...
| Mar 18, 2009
Dr. Charles S. Lieber, who overturned conventional wisdom by demonstrating that alcohol is a toxin that can damage the liver and that alcoholism is a disease that can be treated, died March 1 at his home in Tenafly, N.J. He was 78 and had been battling...
| Dec 23, 2009
Where to find them
* Allagash Fluxus 2009 (U.S.) is available at Colorado Wine Co. in Eagle Rock, (323) 478-1985; and K&L Wine Merchants, Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, www.klwines.com. About $17.99 for a 750-milliliter bottle.
* Anchor Steam Seasonal Ale...
| Feb 7, 2010
We're packing the mobi for a madcap trip across Europe to see as much as we can in 18 days. If this trip goes badly, it's our daughter's fault. This is her idea, pitched from her apartment in downtown Antwerp during a call months earlier.
"Come visit us,...
| Mar 12, 1989
BRUSSELS -- Europe's history is littered with noble ideas and broken dreams.
Now there is a new dream: Unity.
Twelve West European nations, among them countries whose differences dragged the world to war twice in this century, have pledged to complete...