| Nov 15, 2013
One World Trade Center in New York has been officially named the tallest building in the U.S., snagging the title from its rival, the Willis Tower in Chicago. So declared the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat this week.
Technically, the roof...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"BROOKE, you were great. So funny! And I love your dress. But when you get home, for God's sake take those shoes off!"
That was the dynamo Chita Rivera, outside the Plaza Hotel one night last week, talking with the beautiful Brooke Shields after both had...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Skillfully structured and highly entertaining, Doug Pray's docu chronicles the saga of Michael Heizer's monumental sculpture "Levitated Mass" from its conceptual inception in 1968 to the installation of a 340-ton boulder at the Los Angeles County Museum...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Admit it: Thanksgiving festivities aside, a gigantic bowl of tagliatelle with clams, a couple of meatballs, a side of polenta and a robust, earthy red to wash it all down, sounds much better right about now, doesn't it?
Mario Batali bet his Crocs on it....
| Dec 12, 2013
V.S. Naipaul, who wrote one of my two favorite novels, "A House for Mr. Biswas," is not exactly known for his winning personality — even many of his admirers find him arrogant, vicious, racist and misogynist. But a beautiful interview with him in...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 9:09 PM
NEW YORK — It has been overshadowed by Josh Hamilton's season-long slump, Albert Pujols' foot injury and the ongoing struggles of the back of the rotation and the entire bullpen, but it's impossible to overlook:
Mark Trumbo is in another second-...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:27 PM
NEW YORK — For as many headlines as Mike Trout generates on the field, the Angels center fielder hasn’t been much of an off-the-field attention-grabber. The humble 22-year-old, in his second big league season, has not inserted himself into...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:23 PM
No one can say that nothing good came of this week's federal government shutdown.
In an affront to every decent American, the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg National Military Park — a world-renowned symbol of the gallant struggle against a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:32 PM
One "Doctor Who" fan has figured out how to make the show's 50th anniversary even more special. He's started a petition to light up the Empire State Building in TARDIS blue to celebrate....
| Jul 13, 2013
Whether approached from the south, through gently rolling fields of farmland, or from the north, past the sacred ground of Antietam and then across a graceful bridge over the Potomac, the drive here can be remarkably tranquil and restorative.
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Annie is from Baltimore. Sam is from Seattle. They meet on top of the Empire State Building in New York. But will the musical version of their love story be heading to London?
"Sleepless in Seattle," the musical version of the hit 1993 movie, is...