| Nov 25, 2011
| 12:59 PM
It's easy to find a great view in nature, but in a city? Even if you get the right hotel, there's always a risk you'll end up facing the highway rather than the ocean, the building next door or the "garden view."
Get the best view for your buck by...
| Jun 17, 2011
"Mr. Popper's Penguins," a mildly amusing flight of fancy for the family crowd, is far better for its penguins than its Popper. Not that Jim Carrey's Mr. Popper is poorly done, per se. But the penguins are perfectly suited for stealing scenes and hearts...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 12:51 PM
It was the smooch seen round the world, and now we know the passionate couple's names. At least, we think we do.
The couple were photographed lying in a romantic-looking embrace in the middle of a Vancouver, British Columbia, street while a post-hockey...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:34 AM
Apple announced today a new push to make textbooks more interesting and interactive. That's a tall order, but I wouldn't bet against Apple, which has built its reputation on disruptive technologies. Just recall how the iPod revolutionaized music. Heck, I'...
| Feb 29, 2012
You've seen the promotions for "passes" that promise "free" admission to a handful of a city's top attractions -- mostly bypassing ticket lines -- for a fixed price that is a lot less than you'd pay separately. I know of two major programs that sell...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 11:39 AM
Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright's "Child of the Sun," the campus for Florida Southern College in Lakeland, has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service the school announced today.
"This architecture represents the laws...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:35 PM
The NYPD gave the all clear at the Guggenheim Museum restaurant at around 4pm Tuesday. Investigators have since determined the suspicious letter sent here contained non-hazardous material.
But no one knew that when the NYPD and a hazardous response...
| Jul 20, 2006
IN Tony Scott's action thriller "Man On Fire," there's a scene where a bodyguard played by Denzel Washington realizes that his young client (Dakota Fanning) is about to be kidnapped. Time slows to a crawl, the camera does a loopy 360-degree pan, and the...
| Mar 1, 2009
Frank Gehry, who turned 80 on Saturday, is the most famous architect in the world by a healthy margin. He is also, arguably, the most significant talent in American architecture since Frank Lloyd Wright. His firm, Gehry Partners, has streamlined a process...
| May 27, 2008
Sydney Pollack, the Academy Award-winning director of "Out of Africa" who achieved acclaim making popular, mainstream movies with A-list stars, including "The Way We Were" and "Tootsie," died Monday. He was 73.
Pollack, who also was a producer and actor,...
| Mar 11, 2009
| 8:10 PM
Irish actress won a Tony
Anna Manahan, 84, a leading Irish actress who won a Tony Award in 1998 for her role as the nasty mother Mag in "The Beauty Queen of Leenane" on Broadway, died Sunday in her hometown of Waterford, Ireland, after a...