| Nov 7, 2011
| 8:50 PM
I remember Armistice Day.
I remember on countless occasions as a youngster seeing little old men in front of business establishments selling artificial red paper poppies. They even came to our door.
My mother, who frequently bought those poppies, told...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 5:30 AM
It already seems like 2013 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world, as a number of new theme parks are planned for Asia and several major attractions are in the works for Europe.
> Photos: Best new international theme park...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 12:48 PM
Teenagers who spend a lot of time on video-games have different structures and activity levels in areas of the brain that are linked to reward, scientists have found, suggesting they get more out of gaming than people who tend to play less.
In a study...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:00 AM
On any day along Merchants Square, it's not unusual to see happy people clutching small white paper bags. Inside these nondescript parcels are goodies from the Wythe Candy & Gourmet Shop.
It might be pieces of high-end Belgium chocolate, a handful of...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:26 PM
LIEGE, Belgium -- Five people are dead and 115 wounded in a A gunman armed with grenades turned a Christmas market into a bloodbath leaving five people dead, including the attacker, and 119 wounded Tuesday, authorities said.
A 23-month-old baby died in a...
| Jul 20, 2011
In Chika Unigwe's novel "On Black Sisters Street," the snow-covered streets of Antwerp, Belgium, are a beacon of freedom to the four disadvantaged African women who serve as the book's protagonists. Recruited in Lagos, Nigeria, by a fat slug of a sex...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 1:05 AM
By New Belgium Brewing Co.
Carrie Cole: Very refreshing and light, a good summer drink.
Elissa Dickey: Not bad, though it's a little too fruity for me.
Margie Moore: Tasty. May I have another?
| Oct 23, 2011
| 5:19 PM
A South Bend soldier missing in action since WWII has finally been identified, solving a 67-year mystery. This week, his family will be heading to Arlington Cemetery to say their final goodbyes.
It's a mystery Nancy Plennert and her sister have grown...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 12:19 PM
1. Omelet for supper a quick, filling treat
An omelet for supper is a perfect end-of-week meal when the refrigerator is bare. All you need are a few eggs and some leftovers.
And though puffy French omelets are impressive, and those incredible...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:18 AM
This 1937 photograph shows Holocaust survivor Zoltan Farkas and his family in Romania. Farkas is in the photograph at lower left.
There are girls with ribbons in their hair, boys in short pants or wool jackets (one even wears a discarded Hitler Youth...
| Apr 26, 2009
News From the Empire
Fernando del Paso, translated from the Spanish by Alfonso González and Stella T. Clark
Dalkey Archive Press: 710 pp., $18.95 paper
"What happens," writes the Mexican novelist Fernando del Paso, "when an author can't escape...
| Jan 8, 2009
| 1:33 PM
She's in no mood for a romantic comedy. The Flemish-language film "Moscow, Belgium" begins with an plainly exhausted woman, in her early 40s, piloting a shopping cart down a grocery store aisle, two of her three kids tagging along, while a mournful...