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Thursday, December 07, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Friday, November 20, 2015
Enter a Getty Center gallery in Los Angeles, and you'll be greeted by a nine-foot long sculpture of the Greek sorceress Circe transforming Odysseus's men into swine.
What's most remarkable about this piece is that every inch of it – from the ornamental balustrade to the fine pink, yellow and ...
Monday, November 09, 2015
If the Getty Center in Los Angeles is going to treat salad as art, then you can bet iceberg lettuce is not part of the equation. And indeed, from now through January 11, the Salad Garden performance art stage features artists making salads from more than 50 exquisite heirloom ...
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Nowadays consumers are more willing to pay extra for a rack of ribs if it's produced nearby. A local bone-in ribeye, on average, costs about $1 more than a conventional steak. A pound of local sliced bacon has a $2 upcharge, according to retail reports from the U.S. Department of ...
Thursday, August 20, 2015
What do beef tallow and manure have in common with t-shirts and pine needles? Turns out you can make high-quality, low-carbon transportation fuel with all of them. A growing number of biofuel producers are teaming up with farms, meatpackers and waste management companies to tap gassy waste to meet new ...
Friday, August 07, 2015
At the U.S. Sumo Open on Saturday in Long Beach, Calif., roughly 60 sumo wrestlers from around the world will face off at one of the largest sumo competitions outside Japan.
To the untrained eye, they may look like pudgy giants in underwear shoving each other around a ring. ...
Monday, August 03, 2015
The next time you're in the dairy aisle at the supermarket, take a moment to imagine the animals that produced all that milk. Do these cows have horns? Chances are they do, or at least they did at birth.
About 85 percent of milk sold in the United States ...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, April 03, 2014
American consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the working conditions of the people who pick, pack and harvest their food. And retailers are responding. Wal-Mart is now paying Florida farm workers more for each pound of tomatoes picked. Whole Foods is using worker wages to rank the sustainability ...
Monday, August 26, 2013
It’s not just lifelong farmers who feel the pull of the land as they get older. For some Americans, retirement is an opportunity to begin the farming dream.
“I wanted to be able to be active and have a pastime that ensured physical activity,” said beginning farmer Tom Thomas, who ...
Monday, August 05, 2013
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Mike Odette, chef and co-owner of Sycamore Restaurant in Columbia, Mo., is trolling the local farmer's market. He usually hunts for ingredients for his next menu, but today he's searching for veggies to take on a picnic.
A slaw using creamy mayonnaise might spoil in the summer heat. So Odette ...
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Last year's drought wreaked havoc on farmers' fields in much of the Midwest, cutting crop yields and forcing livestock producers to cull their herds. This spring, the rain that farmers needed so badly in 2012 has finally returned. But maybe too much, and at the wrong time.
It's almost the ...
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
It's Visual Arts Appreciation Week in city schools. The artist Jeff Koons stopped by a classroom to talk animal sculptures with second graders.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Students at P.S. 51 tap their way through a physical education program, and will perform their new skills at a show honoring tap dance legend Bill "Bojangles" Robinson.