| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:20 AM
When the sun glowers, the Santa Ana winds rip through the canyons, and an invitation to have lunch on the patio feels like a death sentence, sometimes a quart of ice tea isn’t nearly enough. At such times it is nice to slip into an air-conditioned...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I once visited Monument Valley and tried to imagine myself in a John Ford western. It didn't work. I did the "Vertigo" tour in San Francisco and felt nothing. No matter how rooted in a specific time or place, most movies, especially the great ones, are...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:57 AM
"Top Chef" season 11 kicked off Wednesday night in a swamp. There were alligators, frogs, a video of Padma Lakshmi dancing in the streets and Emeril Lagasse with a box of beignets. Oh yeah, this season's in New Orleans.
The winning prizes are still the...
| Oct 18, 2013
A bald cap, big lab-nerd eyeglasses, a crumpled black porkpie hat and a cold stare — or, if you prefer, a yellow hazmat-suit kit complete with breathing mask and a goatee — will make up the Halloween costume of the year, according to costume...
| Oct 1, 2013
There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - You wanted hope on a big national stage? You got indigestion.
You wanted to measure the Dolphins in an undefeated matchup on Monday Night Football? You got Monday Nightmare Football instead.
The Dolphins stepped up in weight class Sunday...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Q: I'm not sure if you've ever commented on this topic, but when my mother's handicapped placard arrived, it clearly stated that it was not to be displayed while driving. I'm not sure how people are able to see around this large visual block, but I...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I was in the Tuscan town of Orvieto, doing my best to stay in my hotel room and finish some writing. But there was a Pentecost festival going on outside -- I could hear it out my window. I couldn't resist, so I joined the multitude that had gathered on...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:15 PM
How does someone become a urine-sample collector anyway?
Is there a test?
Do you need a college degree and, if so, which one?
How much does it pay? I think a million dollars a week sounds fair.
Been thinking about this (gross!) since the story...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:39 AM
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad swam from Cuba to the Keys without a shark cage, but is she brave enough for Duval Street? Or Ron Jeremy?
Nyad will serve as grand marshal of Key West's Captain Morgan Fantasy Fest Parade on Oct. 26, a lively procession that...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:06 AM
The third annual Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge kicks off Thursday as the field begins to narrow.
They are vying for the chance to open for Craig Shoemaker and win $5K during the casino's Grandstand Finale in November. The 40 funniest contestants from the...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:43 PM
El Festival Miami 2013 está de plácemes este año y no es solo por la presentación de la mega estrella Gloria Estefan, quien abre el festival el 1 de octubre.
La gala musical que organiza la Escuela de Música Frost de la Universidad de Miami (UM)...