| Nov 11, 2011
| 7:11 PM
Last of two parts
THE STORY SO FAR: Donald E. Miller bails out of a stricken B-24 over the Austria-Hungary border in March 1945. He and two others from the crew walk to an Austrian town as German troops are retreating from the Red Army. The fliers decide...
| Sep 2, 2012
What would have been John Cage's 100th birthday on Wednesday is being celebrated around the globe throughout the year. Here's a selective listing:Full story | Timeline | Music | Inspiration | Critic's Notebook
John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 1:32 PM
The sleepy little town of Stallhofen, Austria has got a good reason why they're not getting enough rest. They hear the constantly clanging cowbells coming from a local farm. The noise from the bells is so much that the townsfolk have complained to their...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Enough already! Two weeks of unrelenting temps of 90-plus is inhumane. Maybe Mother Nature was inspired by the Olympic Games and was trying to set a new record of consecutive oppressively hot days.
And just to throw in new elements, she sent us...
| Jun 15, 2008
Every time my husband, Kevin, and I visit the Napa Valley, we leave with a newfound appreciation for the local arts: the art of wine making, the art of wine country cuisine, the art of wine-and-food pairing.
With so many temptations, we've never put...
| Feb 1, 2008
The last ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire moved a little closer to Roman Catholic sainthood Thursday, thanks to a Baptist woman from Kissimmee who claims the monarch's intercession saved her from metastatic breast cancer. Emperor Karl von Habsburg,...
| Feb 7, 2010
We're packing the mobi for a madcap trip across Europe to see as much as we can in 18 days. If this trip goes badly, it's our daughter's fault. This is her idea, pitched from her apartment in downtown Antwerp during a call months earlier.
"Come visit us,...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 7:27 AM
A month after a Serbian nationalist murdered Archduke Francis Ferdinand, son and heir of the Austrian emperor, the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on this date against Serbia. That led Austria's ally Germany to declare war on Aug. 1 against Russia,...
| Dec 7, 2008
Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, an heiress of misfortune who spent almost 28 years in a coma and whose husband, Claus von Bulow, twice went on trial on charges of attempting to kill her, died Saturday at a nursing home in New York City. She was 76.
She had a...
| Oct 29, 2008
Joe Pytka has been tinkering with his West Hollywood restaurant -- again. Bastide not only has a new chef -- Paul Shoemaker, its fourth -- but also a different format. Giving up its tasting-menu-only dictate, the 6-year-old restaurant now offers an a la...
| Jan 30, 2008
The Times panel held a blind tasting of wines from two of Slovenia's wine regions: Primorska (near Friuli, Italy) and Podravje (which borders Austria's Steiermark region). The white wines -- most colored a distinctive bright yellow -- included six...
| Jan 30, 2008
"ANARCHIC" winemakers. Tiny ancient vineyards. Wines aged in clay jugs. Sacrilegious blends -- Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
In the ever-widening world of wine, Slovenia -- the Central European country bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary and...