| Oct 21, 2014
| 12:36 PM
"The Last Fisherman: Witness to the Endangered Oceans"
Abbeville Press, $49.95
Jeffrey L. Rotman is an author, but he is better known for his efforts as an underwater photographer. His work has appeared in National Geographic and on the Discovery...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Despite its bucolic name, the quiet hamlet of Sandy Point Town, St. Kitts, on a friendly island in the West Indies, has a history written in blood.
In the 18th century, Sandy Point offered Caribbean Sea shelter to the oft-battered slave ships that plied...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Not long ago, you always knew where to find a Walgreens — at the corner of happy and homely.
Walgreens' banal, cookie-cutter buildings made one part of America indistinguishable from another. Inside were narrow, harshly-lit aisles piled high...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In what may be the strongest sign of the neighborhood's upscale transformation, a massive residential project — which looks more like a long train than a typical apartment complex — has opened in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"Are we just supposed to pretend we're in a smoky cafÃ© in Budapest and just talking about making TV?" asked Beau Willimon, at the start of his conversation with "Breaking Bad's" Vince Gilligan for Variety. If only! In reality, both showrunners were...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:33 PM
U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building in the West, will soon have an observation deck and sky-high restaurant catering to visitors to downtown Los Angeles.
The deck, the first of its kind in Southern California, will provide visitors with a sweeping...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings.
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:30 AM
A dance-performance about adolescence in the Bronx, an eight-hour movie about people at work, an installation that is all color, and talking-breathing-eating Instagram. It's all happening in our smoggy, drought-y neck of the woods:
| Jul 23, 2014
HarborView Towers, a condominium complex on the Inner Harbor, aims to become an iconic part of the Baltimore skyline now that it has revamped the beacon atop its east tower.
"[It's] new and exciting, and I think people are just going to love it," said...
| Jul 2, 2014
Gerald Ratner practiced law in Chicago for more than 75 years and for many decades represented the billionaire Crown family in business and real estate deals that included the sale of the Empire State Building.
A baseball player at the University of...