2014's finest films wield unique power

...Wes Anderson's biggest picture to date, set in a richly imagined between-the-wars hostelry tucked in the European Alps, boasts an all-star cast (who knew Ralph Fiennes could do comedy?!) and an underlying melancholy that belies the movie's...
Majka earns Pole position on Tour's 14th stage

...Tour de France wrapped up its foray in the Alps on Saturday.The two stages were earlier in the race's entree to the Alps when Nibali won, the Pole and the Italian...Sunday's stage offers some relief after the Alps: Stage 15 is a flat 222 kilometers (138...
On the Trails: Gold Ridge in seasonal transition

...the ground were big purple violets, yellow violets, pink wedge-leaf primroses (a.k.a. pixie eyes), and tiny white alp lilies and starflowers. The heathers, both white and yellow, were also coming into bloom.It was so hot that birds were not...
Froome comes within inches of disaster at Tour

...down a twisty, turning foothill of the Alps, Tour de France leader Chris Froome faced...what promises to be a grand finale in the Alps for the 100th Tour.For a long much.Apparently preparing for the Alps, Froome and other main protagonists allowed...
Tour leader Nibali: Doping belongs to cycling past

...shoulder more on Friday. The great race enters two days in the Alps that feature uphill finishes, starting with the hardest climb...first of two grueling mountain treks as the race heads into the Alps. The day's first climb is a Category 1 of about 14 kilometers...
Norway's Kristoff wins stage

...jersey by finishing in the trailing pack.After two days in the Alps, Sunday's stage offered some relief over a flat course from...dominance on high climbs. He won Stage 13's entree into the Alps and was second a day later, also in the snow-capped mountains...
Libertarians are a legitimate party

...Libertarian candidates and to vote for Libertarians on ballots statewide, according to the Alaska Division of Elections. The ALP has enjoyed ballot access for years in Alaska and, as Ms. Herbst points out in her story on former Libertarian and Murkowski...
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

...three stages with uphill finishes that he won, adding one in the Alps (Chamrousse) and another in the Pyrenees (Hautacam).Nibali...cobblestones, wind-swept flats and climbs in the Vosges, Alps and Pyrenees.With the Arc de Triomphe in Paris as the backdrop...
Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

...the burning of coal, oil and gas as well as changes in land use near glaciers and soot pollution. Glaciers in Alaska and the Alps in general have more human-caused melting than the global average, Marzeion said.The study is published Thursday in the...
Playful Pole wins Tour stage, as Nibali marches on

...and a final push up to Pla d'Adet ski station above the town of Saint-Lary-Soulan.Majka, who also won Stage 14 in the Alps, again showed he's the best climber in this Tour and tightened his grip on the polka dot jersey awarded to the race's King...


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