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  • Travel letters: Cedar Breaks' color? In the eyes of the beholder

    Cedar Breaks? Get the color right Though the focus of "A Stage for All" by Sherry Stern [Aug. 10] was on the summer theater in Cedar City, Utah, thank you for also mentioning nearby Cedar Breaks National Monument, where my parents and I camped and...
  • Tulsa chocolatier's sweet gig

    Tulsa chocolatier's sweet gig
    Chocolate has never been my "thing." Chocolate ice cream? Chocolate cake? Chocolate milk? I've never been tempted by any of them — at least not until I stepped into Glacier Confection's retail store in Tulsa's hip Brady Arts District. Once inside,...
  • Norfolk Southern sues to block disclosure of crude oil shipments

    WASHINGTON A major hauler of crude oil by rail has sued the state of Maryland to stop the public release of information about the shipments, according to court documents. The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the U.S. Department of Transportation...
  • South Florida teen wins 'Jeopardy!' semifinal

    South Florida teen wins 'Jeopardy!' semifinal
    He named the salted fish delicacy found only in the Mediterranean: the anchovy. He identified the author of the words "All Gaul is divided into three parts": Julius Caesar. And he named the playwright who created the Norwegian manor Rosmersholm: Ibsen....
  • Chutzpah always just around the corner

    One of the best definitions of chutzpah that I can find comes from our friends at Wikipedia. There, chutzpah is defined as "the quality of audacity, for good or bad." It adds, in Wikipedia's never-ending search for the truth, that the word comes from the...
  • Tim Howard bends over backward to put World Cup effort in perspective

    Tim Howard bends over backward to put World Cup effort in perspective
    It took goalkeeper Tim Howard years to become an overnight sensation, so he wasn't overwhelmed by the effusive praise he received for his acrobatic performance Tuesday in the U.S. World Cup team's round-of-16 loss to Belgium. "I just keep my feet on the...
  • Opposite Of A Sink Hole

    Opposite Of A Sink Hole
    I'm an optimist by nature. That is, I believe things turn out better than expected over time. I hold out for the best outcome, but my optimism fades at the borders of the Middle Eastern countries. Take a look at the Middle East peace proposals offered...
  • Duel of the digital assistants

    Duel of the digital assistants
    Siri's got a new frenemy. Her name is Cortana, and she's bringing plenty of underdog attitude to the battle for the title of best digital personal assistant. Who can best fill out your calendar, call a friend or find the nearest Mexican restaurant on...
  • In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image

    In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image
    Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...
  • Sia promotes '1000 Forms of Fear' without facing the cameras

    Sia promotes '1000 Forms of Fear' without facing the cameras
    By the standards of late-night television, the performance is pretty odd. Sia, the pop singer with one of the summer's biggest hits in "Chandelier," delivers her song lying face-down on a bunk bed while "Girls" star Lena Dunham, wearing a platinum-blond...
  • Review: 'The Hundred-Year House' by Rebecca Makkai

    Review: 'The Hundred-Year House' by Rebecca Makkai
    "What is the opposite of memory?" asks a character near the end of Rebecca Makkai's second novel, "The Hundred-Year House." "What is the inverse of an echo?" Fate, of course, is the answer; history spelled backward, with the causality swapped to make past...
  • Realities of Real Estate: What is native advertising in real estate?

    When it comes to real estate information on the Internet, we all think it's pretty simple — you click on a house to see everything about that house, then click on an agent's picture next to that listing, so as to dive a bit deeper. After all,...