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  • Discoveries: 'The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain'

    Discoveries: 'The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain'
    The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind Barbara Strauch Viking: 218 pp., $26.95 Good news! Our middle-aged brains are surprisingly competent and surprisingly talented. We're smarter, calmer, happier and, as...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • Political food for thought: Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin's states bring a mix of flavors to the table

    Political food for thought: Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin's states bring a mix of flavors to the table
    "Food is our common ground, a universal experience," wrote James Beard, but with all the political posturing and finger-pointing these final weeks on the campaign trail, it's difficult to imagine the presidential hopefuls and their running mates...
  • Jean Keene, Alaska's 'Eagle Lady,' dies at 85

    Jean Keene, a woman known as the "Eagle Lady" who gained national acclaim for feeding hundreds of eagles at her Alaska home in the winter, died Jan. 13. She was 85. She suffered from breast cancer, heart troubles and lung problems, her son, Lonnie, said....
  • PASSINGS

    Richard Delvy Drummer, producer Richard Delvy, 67, who began his musical career as a drummer for the early instrumental surf band the Bel-Airs and went on to become a musical director, songwriter, producer and publisher, died Feb. 6 of aspiration...
  • Top 10 must-see spots around the globe

    Top 10 must-see spots around the globe
    People always ask me how I decide where to go. I read, I see movies, I stare at maps, I dream. And in doing so, I arrived at these 10 places that are tops on my list for 2009. Some are old favorites that are newly affordable. Others have a special...
  • Tourism offices in U.S. states, territories

    Tourism offices in U.S. states, territories
    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-...
  • Covering Sarah Palin campaign from the Nome front

    Covering Sarah Palin campaign from the Nome front
    Yes, Nome. Why not? I wanted to see the real Alaska, and I was told that would require me to get beyond Anchorage, which is sometimes derided as Los Anchorage because of its enormous population (280,000) and sprawling suburbs. Nome is way, way, way out...
  • America's taxi capital: Bethel, Alaska

    America's taxi capital: Bethel, Alaska
    Atiny, round-faced woman stands in a field of ice, a solitary figure in the tundra, waiting for a ride. From one hand dangles several plastic grocery bags. With her free hand, she flicks a finger as if inscribing a single scratch in the air, an almost...
  • Found Footage Festival is celebration of the very worst

    If watching Alaska women in leotards gyrating in front of snow-capped mountains doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, then you probably won't see the art in the Found Footage Festival, running tonight and Friday at Hollywood's M Bar. But for Joe...
  • From the archives: Tanker Spills Oil After Hitting Reef Off Alaska

    A Long Beach-bound Exxon oil tanker ran aground on a reef Friday and spilled an estimated 8.4 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound, a pristine Pacific waterway heavily used by kayakers, fishermen and tourists. It was the largest...