Diet not working? May be your genes

Diet not working? May be your genes

New research conducted at Texas A&M University suggests that diets may not be one size fits all, but rather could depend on each person’s genes. “Dietary advice, whether it comes from the United States government or some other organization, tends to be based on the theory that there is going to be one diet that […]

Spain’s Mallorca in the shadows of ‘The Night Manager’

Spain’s Mallorca in the shadows of ‘The Night Manager’

It’s difficult to discuss Mallorca without calling in breathtaking vistas and cliff top castle keeps that played front and center in the 2016 BBC series of the John Le Carré thriller, “The Night Manager.” The largest island of the Belearic archipelago off the southeast coast of Spain, Mallorca has long been a holiday haven for […]

How to book cruise excursions for less

How to book cruise excursions for less

From Travel Pulse While cruising has long been known as an affordable vacation option for families, it’s often the cruising “extras” that get you. Your cruise fare may include your room and three meals a day, for example, but that doesn’t mean it includes alcohol or dining at specialty restaurants. Worse, cruising might get you to several ports […]

Bob Garver: “Coco” movie review

Bob Garver: “Coco” movie review

By Bob Garver I cannot overemphasize how badly 2017 needed “Coco.” After 2016 saw no fewer than four animated films end up on my year-end Top 10 list, this year has been one of the worst in recent memory for animation. I barely have anything nice to say about “The Boss Baby,” “Despicable Me 3,” […]

The National Board of Review names ‘The Post’ best picture of 2017

The National Board of Review names ‘The Post’ best picture of 2017

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” received its first major honor of awards season on Tuesday, as the movie about the journalism industry was named the year’s best picture by the National Board of Review. The film, which will not be released in theaters until Dec. 22, documents how The Washington Post covered the Pentagon Papers. It […]

Eric Peters: 2017 Mercedes C300 new car review

Eric Peters: 2017 Mercedes C300 new car review

By Eric Peters Conan told us what is best in life:  Crush enemies, see them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women. It’s a good description of the Mercedes C coupe. Which can be ordered with engines ranging from a turbo four to a turbo V8 – with a twin turbo V6 in the […]

Eric Peters: Bob Lutz is senile . . . let’s hope

Eric Peters: Bob Lutz is senile . . . let’s hope

By Eric Peters The only rational explanation for Bob Lutz’ recent column predicting the imminent doom of autonomous cars – and of autonomous driving – is senile dementia. Or something much worse. See the picture above – of him with Elon Musk. Lutz writes that within 20 years, at the most, every autonomous car will be scrapped or taken off the […]

Eric Peters: Why are bike sales in freefall?

Eric Peters: Why are bike sales in freefall?

By Eric Peters Harley sales are in free-fall – down 9.3 percent in the U.S. for the first fiscal quarter that ended this summer – amounting to losses of $258.9 million. The company has announced it will lay off about 200 workers this fall. The rest of the industry’s not doing so well, either. You can still find plenty […]

Joseph Goulden: ‘The Foundation of the CIA’ book review

Joseph Goulden: ‘The Foundation of the CIA’ book review

THE FOUNDATION OF THE CIA: HARRY TRUMAN, THE MISSOURI GANG, AND THE ORIGINS OF THE COLD WAR By Richard E. Schroeder University of Missouri Press, $24.95, 175 pages Although Harry S. Truman ranks high on my list of admired presidents, one of his earliest decisions was an outright blunder – but fortunately, one that he […]