September 7, 2011
"Contagion" hits theaters Friday, so we asked staff: Which end-of-the-world scenario do you most fear? •••• Human cloning + Kardashians. Luke Broadwater, managing editor, b •••• I think I would most fear an invasion by aliens who use us as appetizers, employ us as shuttlecocks for games of badminton, or otherwise cramp our style. Anne Tallent, editor, b •••• The one where everyone gets...
July 14, 2011
It just don't get much better than this. Commercially prepared chili fixings are loaded with salt, spices/herbs and (often) other additives and preservatives. Salt desiccates everything and transparent packaging allows the spice mix to oxidize, delivering a product that is less than optimal in flavor profile. This I learned from Jane Butel, renowned cookbook author and expert on all things Tex-Mex and New Mex (www.janebutelcooking.com), while attending a private cooking class in New Mexico.
March 23, 2011
Water still draws Amy Alcott. The LPGA Hall of Famer, famous for sparking a women's golf tradition by jumping into a greenside lake after winning the Nabisco Dinah Shore tournament, is often found churning laps at Southern California swimming pools. "I'm not a good swimmer," Alcott, 55, says, "but I enjoy being in the water and exercising. " Nor has the winner of five major championships and 24 other LPGA Tour events ruled out another leap into a lake. On April 2, in conjunction with the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif., she'll host the inaugural Fresh & Easy Dinah Shore Charity Pro-Am, featuring legends such as her, Nancy Lopez, Pat Bradley and Patty Sheehan.
February 10, 2011
It was a small victory, sure, but you have to start somewhere. Tiger Woods and "big brother" Mark O'Meara reunited to capture the Dubai Desert Classic's Challenge Match — a par-3 undercard to this week's European Tour stop that never lacks for the game's brightest jewels. Whether that translates to flashier headlines remains to be seen. If there's a place on the golf map where Woods has enjoyed a comfort zone, it's the Emirates Golf Club. In five trips to the desert haven, he has won twice and never finished outside the top five.
March 23, 2010
Efforts to shore up the base of the cliffs on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay could trigger problems for the area's freshest fossil beds - and turn the bay floor into a silty "desert," an expert on the region's geology says. Lauck Ward, a geologist at the Virginia Museum of Natural History who has studied the Maryland and Virginia cliffs for more than 30 years, says the best fossils, laid down as much as 18 million years ago, would be buried by riprap and slumping sand. "Scientifically it would be a wipeout," he said.
March 12, 2010
G reen Zone," a political adventure movie from the "Bourne" franchise dream team of star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass, says that nation-building in Iraq has been a struggle partly because the United States based "regime change" on the spurious notion that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. With Damon as an idealistic Army officer who wonders why he can't find any WMD and Greg Kinnear as a ruthless political operative in the Coalition Provisional Authority, the movie depicts the authority's futile attempts to speed the formation of a democratic Iraq as "fruit from the poisonous tree.