LIFE



Chatham event aims to foster sustainable food

2012-03-08 08:57:00

Chatham University holds Food in Our Neighborhoods, "a networking and educational event to foster sustainable communities around food."


Three servers each celebrating 50 years at storied Los Angeles restaurant Taix

Three servers each celebrating 50 years at storied Los Angeles restaurant Taix

2012-03-08 08:51:00

With its dim warren of dining rooms and hearty menu Taix feels more Old World than Echo Park.


Fresh Find: New 'Freestyle' fountains let you customize your soda

Fresh Find: New 'Freestyle' fountains let you customize your soda

2012-03-08 08:39:00

Consumers are bubbling over a new soda fountain that allows customers to mix-and-match their drinks.


Food Feedback: TMI on the brownies? And do we need more witloof?

Food Feedback: TMI on the brownies? And do we need more witloof?

2012-03-08 08:34:00

A recipe for "Slutty Brownies"? Really? If I wanted to see this kind of language in my news, I'd go to mtv.com.


The Food Column: Japan's tragedy inspired cookbook on cuisine from Tohoku region

The Food Column: Japan's tragedy inspired cookbook on cuisine from Tohoku region

2012-03-08 08:31:00

Elizabeth Andoh was standing in her Tokyo kitchen last March 11 when life in Japan changed forever.


Let's Learn From the Past: University of Pittsburgh 225th anniversary

2012-03-08 00:01:00

This year marks the 225th anniversary of the founding of Pittsburgh's oldest university.


Little Bites: 03/08/12

2012-03-08 00:01:00

Wigle Whiskey, Strip District, will start selling white whiskey to the public from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.


Munch goes to Flowers in the Attic

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Munch warned Dear One of Munch of the plan days in advance: Sunday brunch was on for Flowers in the Attic.


Digital Devices for Luddites

2012-03-08 00:00:00

NOBODY loves computers. I say this as someone who has led a life steeped in technology, and who considers the many computers I deal with eve


Art That Speaks to You, Even if It Says 'Scram!'

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Behind a fairly nondescript door on one of the quieter streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a cache of what might best be described as desi


They Made Main Street Their Own

2012-03-08 00:00:00

WATER VALLEY, Miss.


Picture Frames

2012-03-08 00:00:00

JAKE BARTON had just returned from a meeting about the Eisenhower Memorial when he dropped by the MoMA Store in SoHo to look at photo frames


House Hunting in ... Costa Rica

2012-03-08 00:00:00

A FIVE-BEDROOM MOUNTAINSIDE ESTATE OVERLOOKING SAN JOSÉ


What You Get for ... $1.6 million

2012-03-08 00:00:00

DORSET, VT.


What's for Dinner: Pat's (Updated) Pot Roast

What's for Dinner: Pat's (Updated) Pot Roast

2012-03-07 12:18:00

Michael Twitty hopes to bring a greater awareness of African-American contributions to cuisine.


Which to play first: 'Mass Effect 3' or 'Street Fighter'?

Which to play first: 'Mass Effect 3' or 'Street Fighter'?

2012-03-07 09:48:00

On Tuesday, the series finale of "Mass Effect 3" and "Street Fighter x Tekken," a merging of two popular video games, hit stores.


Essay: What about us?

2012-03-07 00:00:00

A withered wind blows through an empty public park.


Steel Advice: How soon can you end a date that's not working?

2012-03-06 14:53:00

DEAR MARY ANN: After my divorce three years ago, I joined an online dating site and have been on more "first dates" than I can count.


Stylebook: Target to drop sand-blasted apparel

2012-03-06 13:55:00

The pursuit of style can be many things: silly, seductive, sophisticated, daring -- and, in some cases, deadly.


At 101, Evelyn Nicholls Foremsky is still an avid Steelers, PSU fan; Helen Lawsky turns 100

At 101, Evelyn Nicholls Foremsky is still an avid Steelers, PSU fan; Helen Lawsky turns 100

2012-03-06 00:00:00

Evelyn Nicholls Foremsky's mindset for 101 years has been "I can do it myself." She enjoyed cutting her own grass until age 95.


Charles Murray's 'Coming Apart' raises alarm over our civic culture

Charles Murray's 'Coming Apart' raises alarm over our civic culture

2012-03-05 15:17:00

In Charles Murray's world, white Americans increasingly live in one of two places.


Fun Facts: Feeling weird? That's normal

2012-03-05 00:00:00

Just about every kid has worried about being weird or different and not fitting in.


Deep Creek B&B offered perfect respite

Deep Creek B&B offered perfect respite

2012-03-04 12:32:00

Who: Five ladies. Where: Deep Creek, 2 1/4 hours away. What to do: Relax, eat, drink wine, read, hit the spa, hike, ski.


Some tips to guide gal getaways

Some tips to guide gal getaways

2012-03-04 11:15:00

Be flexible, compromise when needed, be a team player and try not to complain.


John Harris' 1754 route to the Forks of the Ohio

John Harris' 1754 route to the Forks of the Ohio

2012-03-04 00:01:00

HARRISBURG -- Nowadays, most travelers to distant destinations use their GPS or check the Internet. Back in the 1750s, for soldiers in need


Agency finds success in catering to women travelers

2012-03-04 00:00:00

While most girl getaways are arranged informally among friends or relatives, a ladies travel club in Carnegie has provided the planning


Trip Advisor: Cruise muster drills irritating, but for safety's sake pay attention

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Q: The recent Costa Concordia disaster made me think about the way I've seen some people behave during muster drills on other cruises


Person of interest: Sandy Stuhlfire of Horror Realm

Person of interest: Sandy Stuhlfire of Horror Realm

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Horror Realm, a convention run by fans for fans of zombies and the horror genre, has become so popular it's now held twice a year.


Drifting in Kerala: A boat trip reveals the backwaters of the lovely south India state

Drifting in Kerala: A boat trip reveals the backwaters of the lovely south India state

2012-03-04 00:00:00

Moments after stepping off the bus in this southern coastal town, I was submerged in a wave of touts.


On the Menu: The problem with portion sizes

On the Menu: The problem with portion sizes

2012-03-04 00:00:00

How much should we eat? This seems like a simple question with a simple answer.


Republicans seek to take the right of self-determination away from women

2012-03-04 00:00:00

They're wielding religion against women's rights


Virtural-closet websites revise online fashion shopping ideas

2012-03-04 00:00:00

NEW YORK -- Years before Facebook and YouTube, Joseph Einhorn would spend hours on eBay -- not bidding (he was only a teenager) but


Fliers' Reading List

2012-03-04 00:00:00

To the Editor: Regarding "High-Brow Lit for High Fliers" (Feb. 19), I'm glad the writer discovered the value of contemporary mystery and thr


Rum and Reggae? Not Here

2012-03-04 00:00:00

OUTSIDE Treasure Beach, on Jamaica's rural southern coast, a half-dozen oxen are blocking the one potholed road into town. When the taxi dri


Hut-to-Hut Skiing

2012-03-04 00:00:00

To the Editor: Regarding "A Cool Glide" (Feb. 19), sounds like a nice hut system in the works. A word of advice: If you're the type who star


In Lush Nicaragua, Legacy of a Priest

2012-03-04 00:00:00

THE Solentiname Islands in Nicaragua are familiar to aficionados of primitivist art. Paintings by local artists depict the islands as a para


A Vienna Getaway Minus the Crowds

2012-03-04 00:00:00

ATMOSPHERIC churches, romantic cobblestone lanes, cool new cafes or quirky museums: What do locals in the Slovak capital of Bratislava recom


Pet Tales: Xante's return sets tails a-wagging

Pet Tales: Xante's return sets tails a-wagging

2012-03-03 05:30:00

Xante is a dog who is loved by many people who thought they would never, ever see him again.


'Seed keeper' Phil Seneca strives for hearty stock

'Seed keeper' Phil Seneca strives for hearty stock

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Phil Seneca is a gentle soul. As we sit at the kitchen table of a farmhouse that has been in his family for four generations, he


Homemaking: Sleeping with the enemy

2012-03-03 00:00:00

The other night, my wife and I were out to dinner at a nice restaurant when she turned, stared at me solemnly and reached over to put


PG Showcase & Crawford Grill stages schedule

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Stages are in the second-floor lobby, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown.


Buying Here: New Kensington

Buying Here: New Kensington

2012-03-03 00:00:00

A longtime landlord who owns buildings in and around New Kensington, Don Ryan is used to people asking him to take a look at houses


Renovation Inspiration Contest cooked up tasty kitchen renovations

Renovation Inspiration Contest cooked up tasty kitchen renovations

2012-03-03 00:00:00

The kitchen is the heart of a home, so little wonder it remains one of the nation's most popular remodeling projects.


For Lenny Kravitz, a Hard Hat Is More Than a Fashion Statement

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Lenny Kravitz, who decorated several of his own shagadelic bachelor lairs, took his love of design public in 2003, starting Kravitz Design.


From Tokyo, Limited-Edition Items

2012-03-03 00:00:00

Sixty-seven hundred miles from Wall Street, Oki Sato, the founder of the Tokyo design studio Nendo, intended nothing immodest by calling his


Growing Ever Upward, Straight to the Bronx

2012-03-02 00:00:00

When the 10th annual Orchid Show opens at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx on Saturday, it will feature an installation designed b


Humidifiers

2012-03-02 00:00:00

NOT being able to control the heat at home is a problem most New Yorkers have experienced at some point. That might explain why some are so


Between Chandeliers, Fund-Raising

2012-03-02 00:00:00

THE idea of holding a political fund-raiser at a carpet store may not seem like the most obvious one at first. But then, ABC Carpet & Ho


What do catchphrases mean to their creators?

2012-03-02 00:00:00

Dan Whitney, the 49-year-old Nebraska native better known as redneck comedian Larry the Cable Guy, didn't set out to create a


A Moth to Marfa's Flame

2012-03-02 00:00:00

MARFA, Tex.


A Place Called Asia, in Peru, Has Boom of Its Own

2012-03-02 00:00:00

The most-viewed billboard advertising in Peru is along the stretch of the Pan American highway from Lima to Boulevard de Asia during the sum


Fashion Designer Restyles Open Apartment in Milan

2012-03-02 00:00:00

MILAN -- With walls in colors like yellow, orange, green, blue and periwinkle, minimal is not the first word that comes to mind when surveyi


Old Properties, Old Money and New Life in London

2012-03-02 00:00:00

LONDON -- In 1677 Sir Thomas Grosvenor married one Mary Davies. No doubt it was a love match but it also brought benefits of a less romantic


Endive: An interesting, versatile vegetable

Endive: An interesting, versatile vegetable

2012-03-01 18:19:00

This winter, I've discovered endive -- how to cook with it, how it grows, and how to pronounce it.


The Food Column: Her request for tips has readers seeing redd

The Food Column: Her request for tips has readers seeing redd

2012-03-01 18:17:00

Who knew redding up recipes was such a hot topic? Last week I wrote about my messy collection of recipe clippings.


The Oreo celebrates its 100th birthday

The Oreo celebrates its 100th birthday

2012-03-01 13:01:00

If you think junk food is a modern invention, you're wrong. Oreos will celebrate their 100th birthday on Tuesday.


Paris 66, once only a creperie, is now a full-scale French bistro

Paris 66, once only a creperie, is now a full-scale French bistro

2012-03-01 10:58:00

When Freddy and Lori Rongier opened Paris 66 in 2009, they had large aspirations but limited means.


Cupcake class at the Pittsburgh Zoo

Cupcake class at the Pittsburgh Zoo

2012-03-01 10:52:00

If you are "Wild About Cupcakes," you might want to participate in a class on how to turn a basic cupcake into "an edible animal-inspired de


Home & Garden Show will feature Post-Gazette staffers

Home & Garden Show will feature Post-Gazette staffers

2012-03-01 10:51:00

Gearing up for a spring project?


Food Feedback: Love for roasting and a new source for kaffir lime leaves

Food Feedback: Love for roasting and a new source for kaffir lime leaves

2012-03-01 08:29:00

I look forward to Thursday's food section, the only sane part of the news.


Muscadets show personalities of land

Muscadets show personalities of land

2012-03-01 00:01:00

As my boots crunch through snow, Pierre-Marie Luneau hands me a chunk of serpentinite rock in his vineyard on La Butte de la Roche.


Little Bites: 03/01/12

2012-03-01 00:01:00

Union Pig & Chicken, East Liberty, is now open Mondays through Saturdays from 5 p.m.


Mark your calendar: Beer Week

Mark your calendar: Beer Week

2012-03-01 00:01:00

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is going to happen, and this spring.


Popovers: Popping fresh and good

Popovers: Popping fresh and good

2012-03-01 00:01:00

My chef-minded teenage grandson, Nate, vacationed with me this summer.


Casting call: Try Spanish mackerel

Casting call: Try Spanish mackerel

2012-03-01 00:01:00

People can be funny when it comes to eating fish.


Munch goes to Hibachi Express

2012-03-01 00:00:00

Reliable Friend of Munch is sort of like a postal carrier in better times


Let's Learn From the Past: Bertha Lamme

2012-03-01 00:00:00

As the first woman to earn a degree in electrical engineering, Bertha Lamme contributed to many innovative projects during her time at


3-D Printing for Tangible Results

2012-03-01 00:00:00

"People are waking up to the fact that this is not pie-in-the-sky technology," said Susan Towers, the organizer of "Print/3D," a show of obj


Almost Ready to Fly

2012-03-01 00:00:00

The new Flight collection was inspired by the glamour days of air travel.


Getting a Jump on Spring Cleaning

2012-03-01 00:00:00

BY the time spring arrives, the last thing most of us want to do is spend a weekend cleaning the place where we've been cooped up for severa


Comments

2012-03-01 00:00:00

A selection of recent comments from readers of the Home section, drawn from letters and postings at nytimes.com.


Hotlist: 03/01/12

Hotlist: 03/01/12

2012-03-01 00:00:00

ALL WEEKEND Stars of Steel City Con Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Anthony Daniels (C-3P0) will be among an eclectic group


A Connecticut Country House in a New Light

2012-03-01 00:00:00

NEW MILFORD, Conn.


Unwanted calls displease sender as well as recipient

2012-03-01 00:00:00

Paul Duckworth's problem began in January with a series of "almost daily robo calls" to his cell phone.


Online pinboard Pinterest booming

Online pinboard Pinterest booming

2012-02-29 12:46:00

Is Pinterest the next big thing or just another digital flash in the pan?


Tango to benefit outreach for gay, transgender youth

2012-02-29 12:12:00

Take a tango lesson while drinking and dancing to the sounds of the Aqui Tango Band and the Dreams of Hope Performance Group Saturday at the


Happy Leap Day! Hop into these factoids:

Happy Leap Day! Hop into these factoids:

2012-02-29 12:05:00

Welcome to leap day, 2/29. It comes around every four years (except in years ending in double zeroes) to help balance the Gregorian calendar


My Generation Essay: Speak with power

2012-02-29 00:00:00

Our generation is the iPod generation, the cell phone generation, the Facebook generation -- one that speaks through technology.


What's for Dinner: Mu Shu Pork

2012-02-29 00:00:00

There is something inherently fun about eating with your hands.


Celebrations Spotlight: Ashley Zigmant and Dante Martire

Celebrations Spotlight: Ashley Zigmant and Dante Martire

2012-02-28 18:35:00

Ashley Zigmant and Dante Martire, both 27, wed on October 22, 2011. The couple currently resides in Macungie, Pa.


Going Dutch: An insider's view of the 'happiest' country in the world

Going Dutch: An insider's view of the 'happiest' country in the world

2012-02-28 13:29:00

When I'm in Utrecht, a city founded by the Romans, I stay in a house that was built in 1412 on a street that's about as wide as an open umbr


Steel Advice: On dining manners and tips

2012-02-28 10:35:00

DEAR MARY ANN: My wife and I [recently] dined at a nice restaurant. At a table by the door, there were three middle-age women who elected to


A touch of Dutch for a distinctive festival

A touch of Dutch for a distinctive festival

2012-02-28 10:28:00

To observe the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Distinctively Dutch Festival, we bring you a few more ways to experience Holland on your own turf


Stylebook: Oscar de la Renta for children

Stylebook: Oscar de la Renta for children

2012-02-28 00:00:00

Oscar de la Renta will cater to tots and teens with a new childrenswear capsule collection to launch in March.


Century Club: 'The caretaker' to mark a milestone

Century Club: 'The caretaker' to mark a milestone

2012-02-28 00:00:00

Hubber "Hubbie" Lee Starks Hatch never had children of her own, but she was the one called on to be a caretaker, especially when it


The Oscars: Billy Crystal, ABC less than bright

The Oscars: Billy Crystal, ABC less than bright

2012-02-27 17:15:00

For viewers comforted by a sense of the familiar, host Billy Crystal provided a lulling flashback on ABC's Academy Awards telecast


George Strait to replay Kansas City concert

2012-02-27 10:55:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Country music star George Strait says he'll play in Kansas City next week to make up for a weekend concert he cut short


George Strait to replay Kansas City concert

2012-02-27 00:00:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Country music star George Strait says he'll play in Kansas City next week to make up for a weekend concert he cut short


The Oscars: Billy Crystal, ABC less than bright

The Oscars: Billy Crystal, ABC less than bright

2012-02-27 00:00:00

For viewers comforted by a sense of the familiar, host Billy Crystal provided a lulling flashback on ABC's Academy Awards telecast


These paintings are rooted in prayer

These paintings are rooted in prayer

2012-02-27 00:00:00

As Orthodox Christians celebrate the ancient triumph of their faith over those who wished to destroy all icons of Jesus and the saints, the


My Generation: Baseball's Jackie Robinson wasn't the only black athlete to make sports history

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Lots of kids know about Jackie Robinson.


My Generation: Baseball's Jackie Robinson wasn't the only black athlete to make sports history

2012-02-27 00:00:00

Lots of kids know about Jackie Robinson.


These paintings are rooted in prayer

These paintings are rooted in prayer

2012-02-27 00:00:00

As Orthodox Christians celebrate the ancient triumph of their faith over those who wished to destroy all icons of Jesus and the saints, the


Color that makes a splash

2012-02-26 18:26:00

Soon after the experts at Pantone announced that Tangerine Tango was the color of the year for 2012, the color made a splashy debut on every


Eat like the A-list at your Oscar party: Wolfgang Puck shares casual comfort foods

Eat like the A-list at your Oscar party: Wolfgang Puck shares casual comfort foods

2012-02-26 11:17:00

Usually, Hollywood's A-list is feted with a formal sit-down dinner after the Academy Awards ceremony, the 84th of which gets under way tonig


Eat like a Hollywood A-lister ... Recipes for the Gold!

Eat like a Hollywood A-lister ... Recipes for the Gold!

2012-02-26 00:01:00

Moet Red Carpet Glamour Cocktail and more ...


Trip Advisor: Cheapest cabin option will make her miserable

2012-02-26 00:00:00

Q: I'm going on a cruise with my best friend. We booked an inside cabin months ago because it was the cheapest option.


How to Photograph a Safari

2012-02-26 00:00:00

READYING to leave Moscow, where I am based, for a recent trip to Kenya that included a three-day safari in the Masai Mara, I was determined


Alpine Interlude 80 Minutes From Munich

2012-02-26 00:00:00

THE absurd part wasn't sprinting, nearly naked, through a frozen warren of tunnels carved into the dense snow on top of a glacier. It was th


For Wallace Stevens, Hartford as Muse

2012-02-26 00:00:00

IN those rare moments when Hartford leaps to mind, I'm guessing that your head does not then turn to watermelon pavilions, a man with a blue


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