| Feb 14, 2012
Valentine's Day role playing: Valentine's Day role play ends badly for a Portland couple, one half of which was bound with duct tape and naked in the back of a Suburu....
| Jun 16, 2009
| 2:13 PM
Taking the kids to the Big Apple may seem like a daunting task, but New York is actually one of America's best cities for a family vacation. Almost every child knows something about New York from movies, books and television. This...
| Jan 24, 2010
"Think of bouncing up and down in the back of the school bus," Scott Butler says. "Now think of 135,000 gallons of water bouncing up from a tank at the back of a ship that's a quarter-mile long. Even seas that don't seem that rough at all can send water...
| May 10, 2009
I've been an unabashed fan of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series by Rick Riordan from early on. But one thing bugs me as I consider "The Last Olympian" (Disney/Hyperion: $17.99, ages 10 and up), the fifth and final book in the series: I am...
| Nov 30, 2009
| 10:16 AM
All aboard for a Holiday Train Show you don't want to miss! The New York Botanical Garden's display is fabulous....featuring landmarks around New York City made entirely of natural materials. Thirteen model trains weave in and out of these gorgeous...
| Dec 15, 2009
| 10:54 AM
The city's Department of Health is asking New Yorkers with creative juices to help design a special limited-edition package for the Big Apple's line of condoms, scheduled to come out next fall.
All New York City residents, 17 years and older, can...
| Aug 16, 2009
Passengers on New York Waterway harbor cruises have always been schooled on the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Now, there's a new addition to the itinerary: the site of "the miracle on the Hudson."
| Sep 30, 2009
| 1:34 PM
Not everybody is happy with the city's plans to light up the top of the Empire State Building in red and yellow in order to honor the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic in China.
Critics of the nation's communist government have planned a...
| Mar 29, 2009
Forrest Gump stopped running here; Thelma and Louise did not. Half a century ago, when advertisers conjured up the Marlboro Man as the personification of the American West's folklore of freedom and rugged individualism, Monument Valley was already the...
| Apr 5, 2009
Master conceptualist and founding father of modern celebrity culture, Andy Warhol was also, for a spell in the 1960s, the most prolific filmmaker in America.
From 1963, when he acquired his first camera, to 1968, when he was shot and nearly killed by the...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 9:25 AM
Are you tough enough to handle New York City tourists?
That's what a company that sells audio tours and maps inside the Empire State Building is asking in a help-wanted ad on Craigslist.
"Tough-minded, thick-skinned, polished, professional customer-...