| Feb 2, 2014
With its humor created on the spot, improvisational comedy can be at once be more subtle and more broad, based on its performers. Perhaps that is its greatest appeal – the fact that it's done on the fly, ready to......
| Mar 18, 2014
Some interesting tidbits about how to pick your NCAA basketball tournament pool from RJ Bell of Pregame.com: 2014 NCAA Tournament Action: Over $12 BILLION worldwide expected to be wagered on NCAA Tournament That’s more action combined than on the...
| Apr 19, 2014
For the limited-edition 2015 Ford Mustang announced this week, 5-0 means more than engine displacement. In addition to the publicity-baiting spectacle of hauling the Detroit automaker's iconic muscle car up the elevator to the top of the Empire State...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 8:21 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Amy Davidson was born in Phoenix on this day in 1979. This birthday gal earned recognition playing Kerry Hennessy on "8 Simple Rules" from 2002-05. She's guest-starred on "Ghost Whisperer", "Criminal Minds" and "CSI: NY," as well...
| Feb 5, 2012
Love is always lovelier some place other than home. Well, at least in the celluloid universe.
Traveling by boat, train or even bus can lead to romantic entanglements in the movies, as does visiting über-romantic locales such as Rome, Paris and Venice. Of...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 9:31 AM
NEW YORK - It is a new and still-growing trail.
It's not long: Just 1 mile, or 19 blocks.
Welcome to the High Line Trail in the heart of New York City. It is known by some as the "Miracle Above Manhattan" and "The Trail in the Sky."
The rail line-...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:15 AM
PARIS - The Musee du Louvre is ornate, palatial and extremely large.
The sprawling art museum on the Right Bank of the Seine River was one of our first stops on our Paris visit.
It is home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the No. 1 attraction in the...
| Apr 15, 2012
NEW YORK — As you may have heard, the Titanic never reached New York. But about 700 of its passengers and crew did get here on the night of April 18, 1912, three days after the sinking. In fact, their arrival drew a crowd of thousands to the...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Joel Spira revolutionized the home-lighting industry more than 50 years ago by inventing a light switch that made a dramatic feature once limited mostly to theaters — dimming — accessible to every home.
Created in the spare bedroom of his...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 11:46 AM
To Kenny Callaghan, barbecue is like religion.
"If you're Roman Catholic, you don't go to a synagogue," said Callaghan, the executive chef and barbecue czar at New York's Blue Smoke restaurant. "If you're from North Carolina, you don't understand what...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 12:48 PM
A simple accident of the calendar put me in Manhattan last Sept. 11. I was there not for the memorial observance led by Vice President Joe Biden at ground zero but, because of a free weekend and a good airfare, to prove that there is a great outdoors in...