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  • Word Play: Where the Wild Things still are

    Word Play: Where the Wild Things still are
    The idea of caring for the environment seems to be easier to get across to kids than to adults. Many adults just think the world is too complicated. "What difference does one light bulb or one plastic water bottle make in the wide world?" they think. For...
  • Car review: Porsche 911 takes an evolutionary leap

    Car review: Porsche 911 takes an evolutionary leap
    One hundred years from now, when auto historians go all Charles Darwin dissecting the evolution of Porsche's 911 sports car, they may notice a bit of a dogleg in the year 2012. The car's progress since its inception in 1963 has been carefully modulated....
  • French Laundry chef Thomas Keller talks about his profession

    When I was learning to cook, I never dreamed I'd wind up designing a line of porcelain. In those days I believed I would be a chef at one restaurant with one menu and in one kitchen for my whole life. That was the way chefs had always worked. Instead, I...
  • 'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon

    'The Hypochondriacs' by Brian Dillon
    One of the gags in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" involves Allen's neurotic alter ego (Larry David) bemoaning an ulcer. When his ridiculously young girlfriend (Evan Rachel Wood) reminds him that he doesn't have an ulcer, he retorts, "I didn't say I don'...
  • James Q. Wilson: The power of his written word

    James Q. Wilson: The power of his written word
    Southern California is home to extremes — poverty, crime, wealth and immigration; shifting politics and emerging arts; ethnic vitality and conflict — and also to a wealth of imagination. To plumb that creativity, Editorial Page Editor Jim...
  • Teach the controversy?

    Today, Shermer and Lukianoff discuss efforts to include "intelligent design" and other such hypotheses in classroom curricula. Previously, they weighed allegations of instructor bias in college classrooms and debated what roles a school might have in...
  • New atom-smasher generates hope, fear

    Michelangelo L. Mangano, a respected particle physicist who helped discover the top quark in 1995, now spends most days trying to convince people that his new machine won't destroy the world. "If it were just crackpots, we could wave them away," the...
  • Genius and hypochondria

     
    What do Charlotte Brontë, Marcel Proust and Charles Darwin have in common? They were all hypochondriacs, according to Irish author Brian Dillon. In our pages today, Heller McAlpin reviews "The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives"; the book, she writes:...
  • Lean, green killing machine: The inner life of the Venus flytrap

     
    As a kid, I tried to raise a Venus flytrap purchased from the back of a comic book, but tragically, I never got to see it in action. Nope, I never got to see it chew up and burp out an insect victim like that giant, homicidal Venusian in "Little Shop of...
  • UC Irvine researcher Francisco Ayala wins Templeton Prize

     
    Francisco Ayala, an acclaimed researcher at UC Irvine, has won the 2010 Templeton Prize, awarded annually in recognition of achievements in affirming spirituality, it was announced Thursday. The prize is worth $1.6 million, which Ayala said he would...
  • 'Legion' star Paul Bettany raids the mini-bar: 'I can't be an angel. Ask my wife'

     
    For our entertainment this weekend, Paul Bettany will be waging his own personal battle between heaven and earth. The handsome Brit’s image as the assault-rifle-toting archangel Michael in the doomsday fantasy “Legion” has been inescapable of late....