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It’s tuna salad and so much more

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Because I am constantly in the kitchen creating new recipes, I hardly ever eat the same thing twice. So if a meal has made it into my regular rotation, you know it has got to be something special. This salad has earned its place as my official go-to lunch; I have made it dozens of times and I never tire … 0

This spicy stew has everything it takes to please palates, vegetarian or not

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sometimes I like to go back to basics. For a relatively new vegetarian like myself – and even for more experienced ones – I think … 0

Michigan university set to launch beer-making program

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Colleges and beer have a long shared history. A university in Michigan is taking that partnership to a new level with the creation of a … 0

Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska. After reporting on the Alaska … 0

The Insiders: Launch your international square dancing career – or just do some dancing – tonight at West Congregational

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

We find we often operate better with a little instruction. Outside of the writing of this column, we mean. But we prefer to do our painting by numbers and our dancing by shapes. Squares, mostly, because rhombus dancing hasn’t taken off like we thought it might. Square dancing … 0

Romantic comedies are plentiful this fall

Monday, September 22, 2014

The romantic comedy genre is supposedly dead. Looks like someone forgot to tell the 2014 fall television season. A quick glance at the schedule reveals an unusually high number of shows centered on the time-honored TV tradition of … 0

‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5 M

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The young-adult adaptation The Maze Runner raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut … 0

How ‘The Cosby Show’ changed the game for blacks on television

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thirty years ago The Cosby Show changed what was possible if you were black and on television, that you didn’t have to play to type and there truly was a universality of the human experience. You could finally be anything – a doctor, a lawyer, a homeboy in … 0

Growing possibilities

Sunday, September 21, 2014

For years I have had a bad case of pergola envy. (If you are wondering, a pergola is a garden structure that looks like an arbor on steroids.) I would practically drive off the road rubbernecking back yards … 0

What to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Picture the Blue Ridge Parkway as a crooked spine running through the Appalachian Mountains. Government stewardship of public lands is splashed across the map in confusing variety – a national park at either end, national forests, historic sites, … 0

‘Golem of Hollywood’ disappoints

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The first collaboration by father-and-son Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman – The Golem of Hollywood – tries to showcase the best that each author brings to his individual novels, but, ultimately, is overwritten. A shorter, more focused story would … 0

‘The Human Age’ says there’s hope of saving the world

Sunday, September 21, 2014

In Paris, flowers, butterflies and birds live on the exterior of the Quai Branly Museum, a cultural destination that doubles as a natural ecosystem. A garden stuffed with breathing plants in the thousands, and soon to house frogs … 1

Women in politics: Gillibrand and Davis release memoirs

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Two prominent women in politics, New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand, who replaced Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who shot to fame in pink sneakers with an abortion-rights filibuster, are out this month … 0