Art and Culture

Likely Stories Book Review
7:42 am
Thu August 7, 2014

Likely Stories: In Paradise

Jim McKeown

An absorbing exploration of human emotions and memories during a retreat at Auschwitz.

 


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Food
10:50 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Chef Grills Steak, Volcano-Style, With Molten Lava

Harry Parr of Bompas and Parr gets volcanic on 10-ounce rib-eye steaks and ears of corn.
Courtesy of Bompas and Parr

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 9:56 am

What happens when a chef, a sculptor and a geologist team up for a culinary stunt? You get a molten lava barbecue.

"Cooking with lava is simply the most spectacular way to grill a 10-ounce rib-eye steak," says chef Sam Bompas, a member of the London-based culinary design duo Bompas & Parr that spearheaded the stunt.

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Likely Stories Book Review
7:40 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Likely Stories: The Bees

Jim McKeown

An absorbing story of Flora 717 born as a sanitation worker in a beehive described by the author with interesting allegorical overtones.

 


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Baseball
4:02 am
Fri July 25, 2014

'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids

Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is introduced before Game One of the World Series in 2011. La Russa will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 7:14 am

Tony La Russa's tenure as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals is legendary. La Russa, who on Sunday will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, won a total of 2,728 games — more than any Major League Baseball manager in the past 60 years.

And when he hung up his jersey for good after the Cardinals made a historic late-season run in 2011, La Russa became the first manager to retire immediately after winning a world championship.

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Likely Stories Book Review
7:47 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Likely Stories: Why I Read

Jim McKeown

An interesting excursion into the mind of a reader, writer, and inveterate “book smeller.”

 


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