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  • ‘Sailor Twain’: Mermaid tale explores murky depths of the heart

     
    Graphic novelist Mark Siegel intertwines themes of obsession, loss and redemption in “Sailor Twain: The Mermaid in the Hudson,” a ......
  • Lodrick M. Cook Rotunda a gem of the Los Angeles Central Library

    Lodrick M. Cook Rotunda a gem of the Los Angeles Central Library
    The Central Library in downtown Los Angeles might not have the historical gravitas of the New York Public Library’s lion-flanked headquarters. Or the architectural edge of Seattle’s angular Central Library (completed 2004). Or the rooftop...
  • Bainbridge Island: Where Seattle goes for R&R

    Bainbridge Island: Where Seattle goes for R&R
    Bainbridge Island, 35 minutes by ferry from the Seattle waterfront, is an escape from city grit. For locals, the island (population 23,196) is a haven for affluent commuters. For visitors, it's an easy day trip with 30 miles of trails, seven wineries...
  • Meanwhile, somewhere above Palm Springs ...

    Meanwhile, somewhere above Palm Springs ...
    In dreams, you can fly. In life, you can fly coach. Or, to avoid baggage fees, snack fees and bruised knees, you can ride the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. That’s what the people in this video are up to, ascending from palms to pines in a mere 10...
  • To flee the heat, catch the tram and hit the Mt. San Jacinto trail

    To flee the heat, catch the tram and hit the Mt. San Jacinto trail
    People of greater Los Angeles, you can daydream about escaping the heat or you can drive east and do it. Yes, east. About 100 miles east of Los Angeles City Hall you’ll find the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. And at the top of that 10-minute, $23....
  • Judy Garland on Judy Garland: New book culls lifetime of interviews

    A press release from Random House sent Jan. 4, 1960, proclaimed “a book for which publishers have been angling for years has been signed and sealed.” That book was “The Judy Garland Story.” The then-37-year-old star of such...
  • Book lovers: Try these literary travel options

    Carla Hayden is one of Baltimore's best-known book lovers, one who has spent 21 years at the helm of the city's Enoch Pratt Free Library. When the busy bibliophile takes time off to travel, she appreciates accommodations where books are part of the...
  • A cooling dip with the bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park

    A cooling dip with the bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park
    Today’s “A Minute Away” video -- “Bathing bears, falling man, Naknek Lake, Alaska” -- comes from Katmai National Park, where bears spend the long days catching and gobbling salmon every July. To reach one of the best...
  • From the air, a look at Alaska's hidden corners

    From the air, a look at Alaska's hidden corners
    Without small planes, Alaska would be even lonelier than it is already – and travelers wouldn’t get to see so many gorgeous mountains, lakes and rivers. The footage and stills in this video come from my trip to Katmai National Park in July,...
  • Bear meets salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska

    Bear meets salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska
    Today’s A Minute Away video, “Bears and salmon on Brooks River, Katmai, Alaska,” is a last look at one of my favorite trips in the last few years. In July, photographer Mark Boster and I went by small plane to the Brooks River in...
  • Crystal Bridges art museum is reshaping Wal-Mart's hometown

     Crystal Bridges art museum is reshaping Wal-Mart's hometown
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To meet Gilbert Stuart's "George Washington," Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter," Andy Warhol's "Dolly Parton" and hundreds of other artworks less famous and more subtle, first fly to XNA. That's right, Northwest Arkansas...