April 4, 2010
Fiction 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson ($14.95) 2. Little Bee by Chris Cleave ($14) 3. A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick ($14.95) 4. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann ($15) 5. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See ($15) 6. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks ($7.99) 7. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan ($7.99) 8. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout ($14)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1997 |
An article about opium poppies got Harper's magazine banned from a federal prison in Florida. The high-toned literary magazine's April cover story, "Opium, Made Easy," chronicles author Michael Pollan's passage from innocent gardener to potential felon last summer as he learned how easily opium could be made from poppies growing in his yard.
November 25, 2013 |
Think some cheese smells like feet? Well, now there's a cheese that has more than just that foot odor - it's actually made from human foot bacteria. An exhibit in Dublin features cheese made by taking swabs of human bacteria - from armpits, mouths, in between toes and in belly buttons - and adding milk to it. Biologist Christina Agapakis worked with odor artist Sissel Tolaas to create the cheeses, which they hope will challenge how we think about bacteria. "Cheese is actually a really great model organism for us to think about good and bad bacteria but also good and bad smells," Agapakis said at a presentation at the PopTech conference last month.
August 7, 2006
Re "How to keep 'em down on the farm," Opinion, Aug. 3 Jonah Goldberg is right in his description of the Welfare Kings who claim to be farmers, live in our major cities and collect payments from the federal government while not growing anything. Others grow crops that make economic sense only because of the subsidies. Also subsidized in the West is the water used to grow crops. The Welfare Kings are demanding a 44% increase over the next 25 years in the amount of water they want to take from the Central Valley Project at highly subsidized rates.