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  • And don't be a fraidy-cat

    And don't be a fraidy-cat
    We spoke with several veterans of dinner parties for strangers to get their etiquette tips. Here's what they had to say: Don't be fashionably late. Saya Hillman, owner of Mac 'n Cheese Productions, said it can be even more intimidating to walk into a...
  • The California Cook: Scrambled eggs: the sunny side of dinner

    The California Cook: Scrambled eggs: the sunny side of dinner
    I've always loved Robert Frost's line about home being the place where, "when you have to go there, they have to take you in." Perhaps I'm putting an overly optimistic reading on it, but the idea that even on our coldest, darkest nights, there is always a...
  • In defense of a drink at lunch

    In defense of a drink at lunch
    My friend Brett is a typical big city lawyer in many ways: a sharp dresser, an even sharper mind and plenty of expensive lunches on his firm's dime. Also like most big city lawyers, at those lunches, you won't see him tipping back anything finished with...
  • Holiday gifts: A baker's dozen of great cookbooks

    Holiday gifts: A baker's dozen of great cookbooks
    Fall is the harvest season, right? That's especially true when it comes to cookbooks, which every year arrive in a seasonal flood that puts apples and pears to shame. By some counts, as many as three-fourths of all cookbooks in the United States are...
  • PARK (ing) Day 2010: Reclaim your spot

    PARK (ing) Day 2010: Reclaim your spot
    PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where artists, activists and anyone in general collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into "PARKing" spaces: temporary public parks. The project began in 2005 when a San Francisco art and...
  • Children and heart disease risk

    Children and heart disease risk
    Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
  • By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce

    By choice or necessity, generation staying in workforce
    At one time, the end of middle age signaled the start of retirement and old age. No longer, says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based think tank focused on employment and social purpose, particularly as they apply to the...
  • Primetime Views: 'What are your vacation plans for this summer?'

    Primetime Views: 'What are your vacation plans for this summer?'
    With summer on the horizon, many people happily think of vacation planning. We went to the Senior Resource Fair sponsored by the Senior Citizens' Center of Oak Park and River Forest to ask this question: 'What are your vacation plans for this summer?'...
  • Discoveries: 'The Lucky Ones' by Mae Ngai

    Discoveries: 'The Lucky Ones' by Mae Ngai
    The Lucky Ones One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America Mae Ngai Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 288 pp., $26. American history is a far bumpier ride than it used to be in the good old days. Mae Ngai is far more interested in the...
  • Book review: 'Rival Rails' by Walter R. Borneman

    Book review: 'Rival Rails' by Walter R. Borneman
    Rival Rails The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad Walter R. Borneman Random House: 408 pp., $28 When the Union Pacific and Central Pacific joined rails on May 10, 1869, it was celebrated as the completion of America's first...
  • Fall preview: books

    Fall preview: books
    Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...
  • Book review: 'Zombie Spaceship Wasteland' by Patton Oswalt

    Book review: 'Zombie Spaceship Wasteland' by Patton Oswalt
    Full disclosure: Comedian Patton Oswalt, author of a new book of personal essays and other flights of whimsy called "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," once invited me to his birthday party at the Lot, the former Warner Bros. studio in West Hollywood. Oswalt...