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March 21, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Call me flabbergasted. Deliberately destroy six entire vintages of a fabled wine, and the Italian justice system metes out a measly four-year sentence? Two less than the prosecutor requested, actually. Sentenced was Andrea Di Gisi, a former employee of Gianfranco Soldera of Case Basse , a top Montalcino estate in southern Tuscany. Fired by Soldera, Di Gisi's motive allegedly was revenge. By entering the cellar of Case Basse at night and opening the valves of casks so that the wine gushed out onto the cellar floor, he effectively stole six years' work from his former boss.
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BUSINESS
February 27, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
There's no question about what the ultimate accessory was this week at TED 2013 in Long Beach: Google Glass.  QUIZ: How much do you know about Google? In conference hotels, parties and at the conference itself, random people could be spotted wearing the ultimate must-have-but-incredibly-scarce gadget.  On Wednesday, Google's Sergey Brin took to the stage at TED 2013 wearing his pair to discuss his, ahem, vision for Google Glass. His appearance came on the day when applications were d ue in a contest to win the right to buy one of the $1,500 devices.
NEWS
August 6, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
This morning's #Weekendeats chat on Twitter got pretty fruity as people shared their photos and recipes of fruity desserts, drinks and snacks from over the weekend. Peaches and blueberries seemed to be favorites, making appearances in everything from salsa to pies. Here are some of the highlights: Daisy from the blog Daisy's World started things off with a kick with her boozy ice bellini pops and the blog Buttercream Blondie kept things shaking with peachy bourbon crumble cupcakes . Kristina of the blog Onblank made a simple fresh peach sauce to go with some waffles, and Emily Baker of the blog 'A Gilt Nutmeg' shared a beautiful white peach cream cheese tart . For the blueberry lovers, Carrie Fehr of the blog Kitchen Garden made blue corn blueberry pancakes . Diana Hossfeld of the blog Diana Takes a Bite shared a picture of her very first pie made with blueberries and peaches.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Ever feel the need to take off your top while forming a soyrizo loaf? Are you the kind of person who likes to take off their pants and get comfortable before baking a dairy-free cake? Do you prefer to eat your veggie lasagna without socks on? Then nude vegan cooking is for you. Three students named Greta, Jess and Luke from the United Kingdom  have started the blog NakedVeganCooking.com (warning: It's not safe for work). It's exactly what it sounds like. According to the blog, "We like to cook naked, for ourselves, our friends and lovers out of our huge, messy shared house in Manchester.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2012 | By Christine Mai-Duc
John McAfee has been denied political asylum in Guatemala and could be deported back to Belize where he is wanted for questioning in the slaying of neighbor Gregory Faull. Belize officials said they expect McAfee to be flown back to their capital city, 75 miles from the Caribbean island he had called home for several years, according to an Associated Press report. In a fresh blog post Thursday titled "Urgent from John," McAfee implored supporters to "Please email the President of Guatemala and beg him to allow the court system to proceed, to determine my status in Guatemala.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2008
More arts and entertainment coverage on the Web. POP MUSIC Call your own Grammy tune Will Grammy voters -- or should they -- say "no, no, no" to the newly blond Amy Winehouse come ballot time? Weigh in yourself at the Extended Play blog at www.TheEnvelope.com. CELEBRITIES Skirting the lack of glamour issue So, the 65th annual Golden Globes had no red carpet and no stars. Translation: no designer gowns. But the Golden Globes still had a smattering of style. TV anchorwoman style, that is. So let's do a fashion recap, shall we?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2008 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
Mark Sarvas, who was raised in a Hungarian Jewish family in Queens, N.Y., has become notorious as the acid-fingered blogger at the Elegant Variation, a literary site he launched in 2003. Right out of the gate, he's been a champion of authors he loves -- John Banville, J.M. Coetzee, Zadie Smith -- and a harsh critic of those he doesn't: the Los Angeles Times Book Review, British provocateur Christopher Hitchens, literary "it" boy Keith Gessen, and, going back to the site's first week, writer Steve Almond.
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