Many millions of worldwide viewers will settle in front of their television sets New Year’s Day to watch the 122nd annual Rose Parade. You may be among those who will oooh and aaah (perhaps in bedroom slippers) about the spectacular floats and rows and rows of marching virtuosos. Over the years, you may feel you’ve become familiar with the parade and its history. But, wait, until you’ve taken the following 20-question quiz, it’s too early to pass yourself off as any kind of authority. Answer half or more questions correctly and we tip our New Year’s Eve party hat to you.
Dreaming of 2011's garden bounty? A great way to start is with seed catalogs. You'll learn a great deal.
This latest rendition of 'Gulliver's Travels,' starring Jack Black, is one to cross off your list.
Jazz legend Dave Brubeck roars into his 90th year like a young lion.
Artist Jerry Rosembert uses vivid murals in Port-au-Prince to raise hope and push for change.
Once a humble dish, Bouillabaisse now has haute-cuisine status. But it's still surprisingly simple.
Sofia Coppola’s minutely observed ‘Somewhere’ examines the emptiness of Hollywood celebrity.
Mike Leigh’s film ‘Another Year’ offers an intimate portrait of the sadness of the middle class.
Starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, 'Blue Valentine' plots the fault lines of a young couple's relationship as it slowly falls apart.
'All Good Things' is a love story and murder mystery, based on the story of a wealthy New York scion whose wife went missing.
The retrofuturistic trend draws on a Jules Verne-like view of the world and Victorian-era technology.
Slim pickings for this year's 'word' prompt the Monitor's language columnist to suggest some rules for dealing with coinages.