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  • Snowshoeing down Vermont's Snow Road

    There are two ways to deal with a New England winter: Fight it, try to avoid it, stay indoors as much as possible and complain about it incessantly until it is over. Or give the season a big hug, and play in the snow every minute you can. I had...
  • Move it and lose it at 'Minsky's'

    Move it and lose it at 'Minsky's'
    A good dancer does more than just defy gravity; he seems to have his own personal supply -- a force field that shapes space and time around his movements. Every impulse has weight and no energy is wasted, even in the enervating trial and error of...
  • No slowing down for Jane Kaczmarek

    No slowing down for Jane Kaczmarek
    It's a truism of the theater: Nuns are funny. Just ask Nicholas Martin, director of John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves," the inaugural production of the newly remodeled Mark Taper Forum, reopening Saturday after a $30-million makeover. "It's true....
  • 'The House of Blue Leaves'

    'The House of Blue Leaves'
    GROPING for a comfortable moral in John Guare's classic black comedy "The House of Blue Leaves," which opened Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum in a sensational revival directed by Nicholas Martin, is a little like asking an escaped felon for some friendly...
  • A malty brew of many hues

    THE original bock style is a malty, mildly hopped lager, typically 6% to 7% alcohol as against 5% for ordinary lager. This rich, comforting brew has spawned several varieties. Maibock is lighter — less malty and, for the most part, less alcoholic...
  • Excitement on the formal side

    Excitement on the formal side
    People complain all the time about the demise of fine dining -- but it's alive and well at the Dining Room, the premier restaurant of the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, where the gifted young chef Craig Strong cooks five nights a week....
  • Hooked on fishing Alaska

    PETERSBURG, Alaska -- The average halibut is big and uglier than the inside of a dumpster, as everyone in this little cannery town knows. By big, I mean 100 to 400 pounds, which is why fishermen have suffered broken arms and legs hauling them into their...