| Apr 23, 2011
For Ken Brecher to say that being the president of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles is the best job he's ever had -- well, that speaks volumes. Consider that he's run the Sundance Institute, the Boston Children's Museum and a major Philadelphia...
| May 15, 2011
I scrambled out of bed at dawn's first light, dashed to the barn to milk a cow, stopped by the chicken coop to collect fresh-from-the-hen eggs, then doubled back to the farmhouse for breakfast. Six of us gathered around the table at Verdant View Farm B&B,...
| May 8, 2011
About an hour south of Washington, D.C., deep beneath rolling hills near the verdant Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, lies a storehouse filled with bounty.
At one time, during the Cold War, that treasure was cash — about $3-billion worth —...
| May 22, 2011
In the picture, I am probably 10 years old. I'm wearing blue jeans and a bright red sweater, and I'm perched on the stump of a redwood tree, surrounded by a forest of the same. On my lap, I hold an open book. My head is bowed, long blond hair studiously...
| Oct 9, 2009
| 4:33 PM
This year, California tied its warmest temperature record for the month of September in 25 years, while above-average temperatures were registered in the West and across the entire nation for the month, according to federal weather officials. The...
| Mar 13, 2008
| 9:58 AM
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.
| Apr 18, 2009
I'm not the sort of person who's easily enamored of plastic objects, especially big ones that cost $1,150 apiece. Working in an uncertain industry in uncertain times, I'm hardly the target market for an expensive, 187-pound piece of injection-molded,...
| Dec 23, 2008
Why is everyone in Hollywood talking about 10,000 hours?
That's the amount of time that author Malcolm Gladwell says it takes for a talented person to master a cognitively complex skill -- like becoming a world-class pianist or an Olympic athlete -- in...
| Oct 1, 2008
KING trumpets that have a texture almost as firm and meaty as young porcini; shimejishimeji that have a flavor that is wonderfully nutty; hen of the woods with a taste as earthy as their name. If you still think the cutting edge in grocery store mushrooms...
| Aug 7, 2002
A Day in the Life, at 90 * Keeping up with Julia Child, who has a new home, a new book deal and a balky oven
Home Edition, Food, Page H-1 Features Desk 61 inches; 2181 words Type of Material: Profile; Recipe
By RUSS PARSONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:44 AM
Round 2 was not the surprise Round 1 was, but a steady snow early Tuesday morning quickly spread through the region and turned commutes into a hazardous journey for many.
Major traffic jams were reported on most roadways, including Interstate 78 and...