Larry McMurtry proves the old adage that you can t judge a book by its cover. Readers and moviegoers familiar with the Oscar- and Pulitzer-Prize-winning author might think that they have him all figured out.
The federal government recently announced it is offering significant tax credits to both first-time and experienced home buyers. [caption id="attachment_7539" align="alignright" width="224" caption="(File photo)"]
You ve no doubt heard the expression, When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Throughout a lifetime, we receive hundreds of lemons. Believe it or not, how well you turn those lemons into lemonade could impact both your longevity and the quality of your life in later years.
[caption id="attachment_7277" align="aligncenter" width="620" caption="Trainer and dog psychology expert Cesar Millan has changed the way people live and interact with their dogs using techniques that stress exercise, leadership, and the pack mentality all crucial to a dog s physical and mental health. (Photo courtesy of the National Geographic Channel)"]
As a child, Ken Burns had dreams of making big-screen spectacles worthy of Howard Hawks and John Ford. He saw himself devoting his life to producing classic tales of romance set against struggle, much like director Carol Reed s Odd Man Out (1947). [caption id="attachment_7283" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Documentary film legend Ken Burns at work behind the camera. (Photo by...
How safe is the food you eat? It s a question more and more Americans are asking in light of numerous recalls and outbreaks of food-borne illnesses. Whether it s Salmonella tainted peanut butter or leafy greens contaminated by deadly E. coli O157:H7 bacteria, food-borne illness threatens everyone. [caption id="attachment_7286" align="alignright" width="224" caption="The tomato is one...
Intrigue, treachery, and murder are probably the last things one would associate with the yellowed pages and cracked leather spines of the rare book business, yet that s exactly what readers find in Arturo Perez-Reverte s bestseller The Club Dumas (Harcourt, 2006). Rat-faced detective In fact, the Spanish author spins his thrilling yarn around a host of ironic bits just like this,...
The usual Sunday morning quiet prevailed at Pearl Harbor Naval Base on December 7, 1941. Shortly before 7 a.m., while most personnel slept off the effects of the previous night s libations, Army nurse Myrtle Watson reported for duty at Schofield Barracks hospital. The young lieutenant approached the two-story building for her first 12-hour shift off orientation, hoping the day wouldn t bring...
On a brisk fall afternoon in Illinois, June Lauter s phone barely gets through a full ring when she answers with a lively, Well, hello! How are you today?! Fired up for the interview that she had penciled into her already full calendar a week earlier, the 81-year-old great-grandmother is ready to talk and gets right down to business. [caption id="attachment_6669" align="alignright"...