For years, professional cello player Lynn Harrell has been buying an extra seat for his cello. The instrument has collected Dela Airlines SkyMiles. Now Delta says that's a violation of policy, and sent a letter terminating his frequent flyer membership. Harrell says he'll fly other airlines with a seatmate listed as Mr. Cello.
Dan Brown, author of the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, is back with his first novel in four years. Inferno follows academic hero Robert Langdon on a chase through Italy as he attempts to avert a biological catastrophe.
Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
The IRS has admitted it flagged tax-exemption requests from groups with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names starting in 2010. But some liberal groups and journalism organizations say their applications also faced long delays during the same period.
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