| Jun 16, 2010
English food critic wrote restaurant guides
Egon Ronay, 94, an English food critic whose eponymous restaurant guides helped Britain embrace fine dining after years of postwar austerity, died Saturday at his home west of London after a short...
| Jan 17, 2010
There are operas whose scores are hummable and whose tunes have worked their way into popular culture. And then there are operas that resist any sort of easy packaging -- operas that are, for lack of a better phrase, musical oddballs.
Robert Kurka's "The...
| Apr 1, 2010
Tom Dixon, who was a familiar voice to classical-music lovers for more than 50 years as a Los Angeles radio host, has died. He was 94.
Dixon died March 13 of age-related causes at a rehabilitation facility in Burbank, said his wife, Catherine.
| Oct 26, 2006
Keep up-to-date with the latest health headlines. Every day, you'll find links to the newest articles on medicine, health and wellness -- the information you need to stay informed.
Imaging can detect lung cancer early,...
| Dec 16, 2007
A neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual.
Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...
| Apr 7, 2008
MY vacation souvenir was 10 pounds. A sore knee had kept me from working out for three months, and my midlife metabolism just couldn't handle the butter-drenched lobster, shoofly pie, homemade pizzelles and campfire s'mores from three weeks on the road....
| Dec 4, 2009
Sir John Crofton, a physician who is credited with saving millions of lives by pioneering the use of cocktails of antibiotics to treat tuberculosis -- a concept that has subsequently been applied to treating a variety of other diseases, particularly...
| Jul 7, 2008
STAY home if you're sick. That's the best way to stop the spread of contagious diseases, such as influenza, tuberculosis and gastrointestinal viruses. Besides, you can't do your job capably or safely if you don't feel well. But many Americans simply tough...
| Jun 1, 2008
A Personal Biography
W.W. Norton: 392 pp., $27.95
This is a beautiful book. As its subtitle suggests, the poet Stanley Plumly here provides a "personal" assessment of the life and work of John Keats; his biography has...
| Jan 11, 2010
Last Monday, for the first time in 22 years, foreigners with HIV were legally allowed to enter the United States without their infection status being considered.
Before that, even short-term visitors had to receive special permission -- or lie on their...
| Jun 14, 2010
Despite decades of effective treatment, tuberculosis remains one of the leading causes of death around the globe.
TB is second only to HIV/AIDS among lethal infectious diseases.
"Tuberculosis is an epic disease of mankind," said Dr. Tawanda Gumbo, a...
| Mar 29, 2009
How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and
the Ultimate Starvation Diet
Harper: 292 pp., $25.99
Before Jack LaLanne and Jane Fonda, an odd man with an odd name reigned as America's...