| May 25, 2008
Just the facts
Getting in: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens opened to the public in 1928. Admission was free. It started charging admission 13 years ago. Today the cost is $15 (weekdays), $20 (weekends and holidays). Hours:...
| Nov 16, 2008
The Canterbury Tales
A New Unabridged Translation by Burton Raffel
The Modern Library: 624 pp. $35
Chaucer himself was a translator, people forget, his most important work along those lines being "The Romance of the Rose" and...
| Dec 14, 2009
Brian H. Mason, a Smithsonian scientist internationally known for his study of meteorites and moon rocks and who was the first to discover that a rock found in Antarctica came from the moon, has died. He was 92.
Mason died of renal failure Dec. 3 at...
| Feb 28, 2010
The valleys and hillsides of the Southern California deserts have been preparing all winter for their close-up. Silent and forlorn, often harsh and austere, they're ready to shed their mantle of earth tones and dress themselves in wildflowers, thanks to...
| Oct 6, 2005
ONCE A YEAR THERE IS AN opportunity to plant almost anything — with success nearly guaranteed. In much of the country this occurs in spring. Here it happens about mid-October because nourishing rains come in fall, winter and early spring.
| Apr 13, 2003
The line of hikers snaked up the side of the mountain, everyone cautiously following the leader over rugged, rocky terrain. It reminded me of a fourth-grade field trip, but Mrs. Brennan's class was never like this.
"Dar, did you see this one?" a hiker...