| Jan 4, 2014
Honestly, the real reason I went to Paris this year was that I've always wanted to type "April in Paris" in a dispatch from France (it's true!), and until recently, I'd visited the City of Light only in summer, fall or winter. Never spring.
By luck, I...
| Jan 9, 2014
Thomas Jefferson was a failure.
Yes, the man did some good work, writing the Declaration of Independence and running the country as our third president. Monticello is fairly impressive, too. But there is no way around it: As a winemaker, Jefferson was a...
| Jan 17, 2014
At some point in my early teens, I ran out of age-appropriate books.
Today, most of the book culture excitement is in young adult literature. There's something for everyone: "Harry Potter" for fantasy lovers and "Twilight" for romance. The "Hunger...
| Dec 6, 2013
With holidays approaching, sending gift baskets to friends and colleagues can be a quick and easy way to say "thank you." To truly thank friends and associates, go beyond boring, cookie-cutter gift baskets. Instead, surprise them with a well-crafted,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Sarah Drew was born in Charlottesville, Va., today in 1980. This birthday gal has played Dr. April Kepner on "Grey's Anatomy" since 2009 and previously starred as Hannah Rogers on "Everwood." She's also appeared on episodes of "Miami...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:22 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More parents are putting their babies to sleep next to them in bed, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that over the past 20 years, bed-sharing has become more common, especially among black and Hispanic families.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:01 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Did you ever want to say something, but the word or name gets "stuck on the tip of your tongue?" Don't worry. Those lapses may not be a sign of dementia - just age, suggests a new study.
Researchers found those tip-of-the-...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
John Grisham is the world's most successful author of legal thrillers (and one baseball novel, last year's "Calico Joe") with sales of more than 275 million copies to his credit. He talked by phone from his office in Charlottesville, Va., about...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Peninsula Catholic won the girls championship and placed second to Veritas in boys competition in the Virginia Independent Schools Division II state meet at Woodberry Forest.
PC’s Molly McKenna was first overall in 19 minutes,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:26 PM
Grafton’s Rachel Bloxom and Warhill’s Mariam Buscher won their respective girls regional titles Wednesday: Bloxom in Group 4A South in Mechanicsville with an 18:59 time for 5 kilometers, and Buscher in Group 3A East in...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:11 AM
NerdWallet, a price-comparison web site for everything from car insurance to savings accounts, has come out with a top 10 list of Virginia's hospitals. The ranking is based on costs for the 100 most common treatments at the 50 largest hospitals in...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Peter Chang’s newest restaurant is expected to open on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Landstown Commons section of Virginia Beach.
In addition to Williamsburg, Chang and his partner, Gen Lee, operate restaurants in Glen Allen, Charlottesville and...