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TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

Saturday, May 23, 2015

TLC pulled the reality series 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule yesterday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile. In a statement, the channel said it was “deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the …

Review: Whitesnake delves deep into Purple past on new album

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Who says you can’t go home? David Coverdale delves deep into his Deep Purple background on the new Whitesnake album, which re-does songs from his …

Ray Duckler: Bet on Betsy, founded by kids, rocks in race

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Betsy Segal arrived in the conference room yesterday at 5:05 p.m., about an hour before the race, and slipped on a T-shirt made especially for …

USDA develops new label for GMO-free products

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. The USDA’s move comes as some consumer groups push for mandatory labeling of the genetically modified organisms. The …

Beauty in the beast? No. But chefs say maybe in the veg

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

pril Bloomfield is a wizard with a pig’s ear and a lover of kidneys, trotters and all the so-called “nasty bits” that animals have to offer. What many people don’t know is that she also has a mean …

Helmet camera captured deadly Dean Potter Yosemite cliff jump

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Video from a helmet camera might reveal what went wrong when two men wearing wingsuits and attempting an illegal cliff jump at Yosemite National Park crashed to their deaths, a park official said. Footage from the GoPro camera …

AmeriCorps lends a hand to Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

At any given moment, Teresa Paradis is responsible for 70 horses, dozens of kittens and puppies, two tribes of goats, the odd pig, duck and bird, and a deformed Canadian goose called Crooked Bill, who thinks he’s a …

The Insiders: Hear the sounds of silence with a poetry open mic night at Gibson’s

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

There are many ingredients that go into a good open mic night – bacon, melted cheese, words and stuff – but among the most critical is actually making sounds. So we were a little taken aback when we …

Law journal publishes special issue examining ‘Breaking Bad’

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A University of New Mexico School of Law student journal has published a special issue analyzing legal issues related to the story line of AMC’s Breaking Bad – and what might have happened if the real-life legal system …

A masterful new biography of artist Isamu Noguchi

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Isamu Noguchi was a difficult man who made art easy to look at. In his life and work, he was riddled with contradictions. Humble and egotistical. Steadfast and temperamental. Listless and energetic. A loyal friend and faithless lover. …

‘Spinster’ is thought-provoking look at singlehood

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Even its opening lines are provocative: “Whom to marry, and when it will happen – these two questions define every woman’s existence, regardless of where she was raised or what religion she does or doesn’t practice . . …

Could you unplug for a year?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Corporate lawyer Elyssa Friedland writes an honest love story with a bizarre twist in her debut novel, Love and Miss Communication. Readers must consider one thought-provoking question: Could you remain offline for a year? Evie Rosen’s future is …

‘The Forgotten Room’ unleashes its secret

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

In The Forgotten Room, professor Jeremy Logan tackles another baffling case – that might be his last. Lincoln Child, of the writing duo Preston & Child, has written several outstanding thrillers featuring Logan, who specializes in analyzing and solving possible supernatural mysteries. This time, Logan is sent to …