| Apr 7, 2013
Planning, traveling and sharing a vacation with apps that have geography at their heart is no longer just a futuristic idea.
Dated guidebooks, tattered maps and finding a place to eat may have been part of the travel headache in times past, but new...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:12 PM
THE SKINNY: Welcome to the world of "The X-Factor." From the start of Wednesday night's premiere, the "X" would take the foundations of "American Idol" — high drama, big lights and heartfelt stories — and build for the sky. This was an...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:22 PM
The transition from one year to the next is only the difference of a sunrise and the turn of a calendar page. The truth, though, is that there is no tomorrow.
Tomorrow is only a promise, a fantasy, a myth that plays over and over each day, stringing...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:25 PM
With the forceful backing of a newly elected Democratic governor, the New York state legislature gave final approval late Friday to a bill permitting same-sex marriage, enabling gay couples to head for the altar as early as mid-summer.
| Aug 19, 2011
| 2:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Changes in cabin pressure during flights may cause insulin pumps to deliver too much or too little of the medication -- possibly putting sensitive diabetics at risk, researchers report.
They recommend disconnecting the pump...
| Sep 4, 2011
Any skyscraper is a contradiction.
The tall tower is architecture's most famous building type and also the one most clearly at odds with the profession's roots. Fundamentally, architecture is shelter, a concession that we're afraid to face the elements...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Bob Berry of Newport News stood at the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
First in line for the next group tour, he looked up at the clear, blue sky and saw something he could not explain
| Sep 1, 2011
| 6:52 PM
In 2001, the month of September promised to be an exciting time for Anne and Arthur Korff of Newport News.
Anne directed a women’s choral group called The Songbirds, and they were headed to Scotland to perform. Several husbands, including Arthur,...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Every year on Sept. 11, Ed Dadakis drives to the waterfront park at Greenwich Point to read an essay he wrote about how he avoided death that day.
He pulls out the detailed, seven-page report, which explains why he missed a morning meeting in his...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 8:39 PM
Growing up in New York, I watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center going up in the early 1970s. I recall how, at times, one of the buildings was rising a few floors faster than the other. But once it was all said and done, there they were —...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:53 PM
Want to escape with your sweetie for Valentine's Day? Packages abound, both near and far, for married soul mates or those who are single and want to mingle. (Taxes and gratuities are not included unless noted.) Here are just a few.