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California: Leaves popping with color at Idyllwild and Lake Hemet

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California: Leaves popping with color at Idyllwild and Lake Hemet
With Halloween today and the Day of the Dead starting Saturday, there may be little time for a leaf-peeping trip. Fortunately, some of the best color this weekend isn't so far away. Lake Hemet and Idyllwild are reportedly at peak or a little past -- and they're within a day drive of Los...

T Magazine: A First Look at the Recently Redesigned Smyth TriBeCa

published less than 1 hour ago
T Magazine: A First Look at the Recently Redesigned Smyth TriBeCa
Christine and John Gachot, whose client list has included Marc Jacobs, discuss the new interiors they created for the hotel, which will be unveiled to the public next week.

Minute Away video: Fish, flowers, fun in Seattle's Pike Place Market

published less than 1 hour ago
Minute Away video: Fish, flowers, fun in Seattle's Pike Place Market
Here’s a busy minute of video from Seattle’s Pike Place Market, which goes back to 1907.

Katy Perry Wins Halloween by Going as a Sad Cheeto

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Katy Perry Wins Halloween by Going as a Sad Cheeto
And not even a sexy Cheeto. Just a sad Cheeto.
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GigSky Travel SIM Review

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GigSky Travel SIM Review
GigSky replaces your current SIM with one that works just about anywhere in the world. The rates are far cheaper than domestic roaming fees. But how cheap is cheap, and how well does it work? Good questions…


Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

published about 2 hours ago
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A ... more

How can we improve the way we assess teachers?

published about 3 hours ago
An unsupportive environment makes teachers less effective. So how can schools evaluate performance in a challenging but constructive way?Effective teaching: 10 tips on what works ... more

Chandler officer killed in motorcycle wreck

published about 3 hours ago
Chandler officer killed in motorcycle wreck
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The secret to making great curry

published about 3 hours ago
The complex flavours of curries are governed by just three things: generous spicing; onion, ginger and garlic done just right; and something to give it ... more

Were your parents graduates? That's likely to boost your income

published about 3 hours ago
If one of your parents have a degree, youll probably end up earning more than than others who are just as well-qualified as you are, ... more

T Magazine: A First Look at the Recently Redesigned Smyth TriBeCa

published less than 1 hour ago
T Magazine: A First Look at the Recently Redesigned Smyth TriBeCa
Christine and John Gachot, whose client list has included Marc Jacobs, discuss the new interiors they created for the hotel, which will be unveiled to ... more

Soon-to-close Mt. Ada inn to reopen early next year

published about 2 hours ago
Soon-to-close Mt. Ada inn to reopen early next year
The Inn on Mt. Ada, Santa Catalina Island's iconic hilltop bed-and-breakfast that's set to close Nov. 30, will reopen early next year under new management.

What we learned from the Ducks' 2-0 loss in St. Louis

published about 2 hours ago
What we learned from the Ducks' 2-0 loss in St. Louis
There’s going to be some duds, clunkers, whatever you want to call them over the course of 82 games, and Thursday night’s 2-0 loss to ... more

Forget Halloween. TV shows have thrills and chills all year-round

published about 2 hours ago
Forget Halloween. TV shows have thrills and chills all year-round
For years now, television has greeted the end of October by rolling out special Halloween-themed episodes and slasher fare, but never before has it seemed ... more

'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr., the 'missus' and 'Norma Rae'

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'The Judge': Robert Downey Jr., the 'missus' and 'Norma Rae'
Robert Downey Jr. stars in "The Judge." He's also a producer on the film, the first from Team Downey, the production company he runs with ... more

Chat & Chow: Restaurant-Hopping With the Author of ‘The Cuban Table’

published about 20 hours ago
Chat & Chow: Restaurant-Hopping With the Author of ‘The Cuban Table’
A yen for authenticity: visiting Cuban restaurants with Ana Sofía Peláez, the daughter of Cuban immigrants and author of the new cookbook “The Cuban Table.”

Wine School: Wine School: Rioja

published about 20 hours ago
Wine School: Wine School: Rioja
To understand the arc of Rioja’s evolution, we will explore traditional Rioja Reservas, wines aged for at least three years.

Reinventing pump house as eatery proves daunting

published 1 day ago
Maybe it's not really La Peg's fault. It's still getting its sea legs - perhaps "river legs" would be a better descriptor - at the ... more

Table Talk: A new burger bar

published 1 day ago
Another day, it seems, another "better-burger" shop. New in the frying pan is Grub Burger Bar, a rising chain out of College Station, Texas.

Eat: In Cooking, Good Ingredients Gone ‘Bad’ Can Still Be Delicious

published 2 days ago
Eat: In Cooking, Good Ingredients Gone ‘Bad’ Can Still Be Delicious
Mixing old foods with new to make everything from cakes and corn breads to chilaquiles.

Shows: ‘New Territories’ Brings Latin American Ingenuity to the Museum of Arts and Design

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Shows: ‘New Territories’ Brings Latin American Ingenuity to the Museum of Arts and Design
An exhibition dedicated to contemporary Latin American design, craft and art opens in New York.

On Location: A Harlem Brownstone Is Renovated to Make Room for Tea

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A whitewashed brownstone in Harlem, where the rooms have names and the chai is brewed to perfection.

Q&A: Bat Man and His Friends

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Q&A: Bat Man and His Friends
Robert Mies, of the Organization for Bat Conservation, wants you to love bats as much as he does. (They’re good for your garden.)

Houses: An Energy-Efficient Home Celebrates the Dutch Landscape

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Houses: An Energy-Efficient Home Celebrates the Dutch Landscape
Designed by UNStudio, the house near the sea has a skin that looks like wind rippling through dunes.

At Home With Brandy Burre: ‘The Wire’ Actress, Long Retired, Is Back in a Film About Herself

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At Home With Brandy Burre: ‘The Wire’ Actress, Long Retired, Is Back in a Film About Herself
Seven years ago, Brandy Burre abandoned New York City and a promising career for a life of artisanal parenthood. She is now performing the hardscrabble ... more

California: Leaves popping with color at Idyllwild and Lake Hemet

published less than 1 hour ago
California: Leaves popping with color at Idyllwild and Lake Hemet
With Halloween today and the Day of the Dead starting Saturday, there may be little time for a leaf-peeping trip. Fortunately, some of the best ... more

Minute Away video: Fish, flowers, fun in Seattle's Pike Place Market

published less than 1 hour ago
Minute Away video: Fish, flowers, fun in Seattle's Pike Place Market
Here’s a busy minute of video from Seattle’s Pike Place Market, which goes back to 1907.

It's child's play with the Lego Experience MSC Cruises

published about 1 hour ago
It's child's play with the Lego Experience MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises goes all in with Legos in a new feature on its fleet of 12 ships.

Vegas' Quad becomes the Linq, and the Linq becomes a bargain at $79

published about 2 hours ago
Vegas' Quad becomes the Linq, and the Linq becomes a bargain at $79
Goodbye, Quad Resort & Casino. Hello, Linq Hotel & Casino. In the ever-changing world of Las Vegas, the Quad was renamed the Linq on Thursday ... more

Soon-to-close Mt. Ada inn to reopen early next year

published about 2 hours ago
Soon-to-close Mt. Ada inn to reopen early next year
The Inn on Mt. Ada, Santa Catalina Island's iconic hilltop bed-and-breakfast that's set to close Nov. 30, will reopen early next year under new management.