| Aug 9, 2012
Just when the chef memoir had started tasting a little overly familiar — the long struggles to cook their food their way, the breakthrough review, the stove burns, the final 60 pages where nothing much happens but happiness and prosperity —...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:35 PM
It took Morgan Uceny 27 years to get to this point.
Funny, then, that it will all be over in about four minutes.
The intense training, the sacrifices, the career plans put on hold, it all comes to a head at 3:55 p.m. this afternoon when the self-...
| Apr 24, 2012
It might seem a daunting challenge to determine which of the world's repressive nations offers the least-free news media. We have so many to choose from -- Iran, North Korea, Belarus ...
But you may be surprised by the unanimity among organizations...
| Dec 16, 2012
Your face says it all: You are starting to panic. Don't. If you're shopping for a traveler, you might just find the answer to your gift-giving conundrum in these pages. Our team of travelers has tested items large and small, pricey and affordable, and...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 7:22 AM
The people, places and organizations that make Northern Michigan a special place to live.
Making a difference
A group small in number but large in heart recently traveled to Ethiopia and made a big difference in the lives of hundreds of people.
| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Of the 16 days he spent in Ethiopia, Dr. Louis Zako said, "It was transforming."
Zako and five other congregation members of the New Life Anglican Church in Petoskey returned Oct. 29, from a trip during which they distributed shoes and clothing to people...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Fendika, a six-member collective of Ethiopian musicians and dancers, who’ll play at Hartford’s Charter Oak Cultural Center on Oct. 5, produce a full-bodied sound out of few elements.
Misale Legesse, a young drummer, taps out rhythms on four...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 4:34 PM
As the parents of 14 children, including six adopted from Africa, Carolyn and Kiel Twietmeyer believe they are doing God's work. Two of the six …...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Frankincense production could plunge in 15 years, a problem for Magi at Christmas....
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Why do people get kidnapped in Somalia?...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:56 PM
A major impediment to hunting fugitives who flee across U.S. borders is America's patchwork of more than 100 extradition treaties with foreign governments.
Many of those agreements are arcane, out-of-date and omit serious felonies. And the U.S. still...
| Oct 30, 2011
Set an out-of-towner loose to roam the Los Angeles area between West Hollywood and Koreatown and what can you expect? A food-truck overdose, perhaps. Or the bold suggestion that we extend our subway system westward. (Hey, we're working on it.) Or maybe...