Animal activists are claiming a victory today after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hit the Miami Seaquarium with a pretty hefty fine for letting trainers work with Lolita the orca without proper safety precautions. In 2010, SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau died while she was swim ... More >>
With the popularity of the documentary Blackfish, which focuses on captive orcas at SeaWorld, public debate over keeping the endangered species in captive has reignited. For years, activists have long tried to have Lolita, an orca held captive at the Miami Seaquarium, released. Today, federal offi ... More >>
Bookstores, coffee shops, the gorgeous library, John Irving at Town Hall, Pike Place Market, bicycle rides, ferry rides, and food food food. That was the Seattle itinerary. Yesterday's post provided a few snapshots of some of the street snacks sampled during our trip. Today it's mostly a look at a f ... More >>
Lesley ElliottIn celebration of National Oyster Day, we present the second installation of our oyster tutorial with Executive Chef of Blue Door Fish and oyster savant extraordinaire, Sean Bernal. Yesterday, he opened up the kitchen and gave us a lesson in everything mollusk related, and today we ... More >>
Famous Arkansas groupie Sweet Connie Hamzy.The Grand Funk Railroad song "We're an American Band" opens with the lines: "Out on the road for forty days/Last night in Little Rock, put me in a haze/Sweet, sweet Connie was doin' her act/She had the whole show and that's a natural fact." A still-acti ... More >>
So I was thrilled to receive word that Centerplate, a leading hospitality vendor for sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, "has announced several new partnerships, menu items and other 'game-changers' for the home fields of the Tampa Bay Rays, San Francisco Giants, Seattle ... More >>
This Valentine's weekend might be your best chance in years to eat these aphrodisiacs.
Old familiar misogyny poisons Neil LaBute's cult-thriller remake
The River Oyster Bar
Seaquarium stonewalls about the health and well-being of Lolita the orca
Howard Garrett carries the torch for an aging aquatic entertainer named Lolita
...of flannel. Screaming Trees carve their niche from the Northwest Passage.