| Jul 25, 2010
Fur, Fortune, and Empire
The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America
Eric Jay Dolin
W.W. Norton, 444 pp., $29.95
In "Company of Adventurers," the first of a three-part history of the Hudson's Bay Co., Peter C. Newman wrote: "Seldom has an animal...
| May 28, 2011
Donald R. Kubly, a former president of Art Center College of Design who presided over its move from Los Angeles to a custom-built campus in the Pasadena foothills, died of natural causes Thursday at his home near the school. He was 93.
His death was...
| Mar 6, 2011
In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition."
| Nov 25, 2007
A tip for cartoon consumers: Our holiday week production is often holiday weak. For Thanksgiving, that meant lots of leftovers: Turkeys labeled "farm bill" or "Musharraf" or "debate format." A plateful of Plymouth Rock/immigration offerings. A pile of...
| Nov 25, 2008
| 2:45 PM
Why isn't cheese a bigger player in the Thanksgiving meal (other than the fact that there probably wasn't much of it in 17th century Plymouth)? Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to serve cheese, for reasons both lofty and practical. The lofty...
| Nov 26, 2008
| 7:34 PM
Gerald Schoenfeld, the longtime head of the powerful Shubert Organization who helped bring numerous works to Broadway, including "A Chorus Line," "Amadeus" and "Cats," has died. He was 84.
Schoenfeld died of a heart attack early Tuesday at his...
| Dec 16, 2008
| 11:59 AM
NEW YORK Everyone knows about the ball that gets dropped on New Year's Eve in Times Square. Maybe you've even heard about the 800-pound peach that gets dropped in Atlanta at midnight on Dec. 31.
But you may not have heard about the dropping of the...
| Dec 31, 2008
Total time: 15 minutes, plus steeping time for the vermouth
Note: From Philip Ward of Death + Co.
Tea-infused sweet vermouth
1 (750 ml) bottle Martini & Rossi vermouth
Heaping 1/4 cup loose-leaf cinnamon-spiced tea
1. Pour the...
| Dec 31, 2008
At the Edison downtown, bartender Marcos Tello -- dressed in one of his natty striped-flannel vest-and-pants numbers from La Rosa Vintage in San Francisco and gray patent leather John Fluevog wing tips -- is peeling a dozen lemons with a trusty potato...
| Sep 14, 2008
Words & Ideas
Christie Mellor The author of "Were You Raised by Wolves?" will present and sign her new book. Book Soup, 8818 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 4 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110.
Chuck Palahniuk The author will sign copies of his novels...
| Oct 25, 2008
The South Bay's reigning King of Foreclosures runs around barefoot, doesn't own a cellphone and drives an 8-year-old Toyota Tundra pickup.
And without looking the part, Leo Nordine, an affable Hermosa Beach-based real estate broker, expects to average...