| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Countless musicians have told us about "riding on the City of New Orleans" and "Old Man River." The two combine in an interesting journey offered by Vacations By Rail. The 11-day package starts with two days to explore Chicago before boarding the City...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Thomas H. Landau
Architect designed commercial buildings, office towers
Architect Thomas H. "Tommy" Landau, 76, whose firm designed a number of prominent commercial buildings in the Los Angeles area, died of lung cancer Monday at his Santa Monica...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:08 AM
NEW YORK -- A Southern California dog took the Best in Show title at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday night, adding to her collection of top prizes.
Sky, a ginger-and-white wire fox terrier, beat six others in the finals -- whittled down...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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......
| Feb 8, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Tim Andrew thinks 10Ks are boring.
Give him a good old-fashioned run up 86 flights of stairs in the Empire State Building any day.
Andrew, a Naugatuck firefighter, competed in his 17th Empire State Building Run-Up Wednesday. Through pledges, he raised...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"There's no one who's more romantic than a cynic," said the late, great, writer-moviemaker Nora Ephron.
When a novel titled "What Nora Knew" uses this quote to open a new so-titled novel, I confess I bridled a little bit.
(I guess I was foolishly...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
What a view!
We're standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty -- about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown -- looking out at the New York City skyline.
Even the jaded high school boys I'm chaperoning can't help but be impressed....
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Celebrations begin Friday in China to welcome the Year of the Horse. The official seven-day holiday is marked by parades, prayers – and usually pyrotechnics. But things are a bit different this year.
Revelers in China are being encouraged not to...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In preparing to ring in the new year, let's bid a not-so-fond farewell to seven media trends that remained inordinately prominent - and especially tiresome - during 2013.
Granted, this farewell is, at best, temporary. Media folk are, after all, creatures...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Twenty years ago, an experimental show by a team with minimal Broadway experience made the trek to New York after a trial run in Houston.
Pundits expressed doubt about whether the risk would pay off, and when the show finally opened, it got a drubbing...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
If there's one place which has absolutely no right to judge others, it is Baltimore City ("Columbia drab? Duh," Dec. 16).
And I say that kindly — and lovingly. I grew up in Baltimore, and I'm the first to defend it. Who better than a former...