| Nov 14, 2008
Contemplating the fragility of life at the individual, racial and species levels, EM Lewis' new drama, "Song of Extinction," artfully balances its theme of mortality between the intimate and the macroscopic.
Revolving around the tenuous connection...
| Nov 19, 2006
Oljato, Utah -- MARY AND BILLY BOY HOLIDAY bought their one-room house from a medicine man in 1967. They gave him $50, a sheep and a canvas tent.
For the most part, they were happy with the purchase. Their Navajo hogan was situated well, between a desert...
| Mar 29, 2010
He's been called the "Grand Wizard of Classic Rock" and a heavy metal icon, but for the past few months 67-year-old Ronnie James Dio has been known as a cancer patient.
"Why come to Houston? It's the best hospital, " Dio said as he got ready for a...
| Mar 8, 2010
Quitting smoking is a no-brainer when it comes to reducing the chances of lung cancer. But did you know that putting down that cigarette for good can also lessen your chances of getting breast, prostate and bladder cancer? There's even evidence that...
| Mar 1, 2010
| 9:56 PM
Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk
Bass player for Hall & Oates
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, 58, best known as the longtime bass player for the band led by pop-rock stars Daryl Hall and John Oates, died Sunday in Pawling, N.Y., of an apparent heart attack, according to the duo'...
| Mar 14, 2010
Riverhead: 472 pp., $26.95
You could say that Chang-rae Lee explores Asian American identity in his novels. You could say he explores the legacies of war, or the roots of betrayal, but none of these grand...
| Sep 24, 2009
If you want to avoid cancer, it may be time to ditch those breakfast fry-ups. A comprehensive report on the link between nutrition and cancer recommends avoiding all processed meats, including bacon and some sausages. It also advises against eating more...
| Sep 28, 2009
Even as Anita Fuentes carefully places pieces of flour-dredged chicken into a pan of hot oil, the mother of three acknowledges she'd like to cut back on such dishes -- family favorites or no. "We don't eat a lot of fried chicken and fish, but we do eat...
| Oct 7, 2009
The Apprentice School football program rescued Jimmy Wilson from the stock room at Sears. He repaid the favor with a 40-year shipyard career.
The Builders recruited Fred Canady when others shied away because of his injuries. He said thank you by rising...
| Aug 17, 2009
There's something about digestive difficulties that makes them hard to discuss in polite company -- which leaves many of us suffering one problem or another in silence. Yet fixes can be as simple as making informed lifestyle changes or taking over-the-...
| Dec 16, 2009
| 12:06 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Roy E. Disney, the son and nephew of The Walt Disney Co. founders who twice led shareholder revolts that shook up the family business, died Wednesday.
He was 79.
The Walt Disney Co. announced that Disney died in Newport Beach, Calif.,...
| Mar 18, 2009
Dr. Charles S. Lieber, who overturned conventional wisdom by demonstrating that alcohol is a toxin that can damage the liver and that alcoholism is a disease that can be treated, died March 1 at his home in Tenafly, N.J. He was 78 and had been battling...