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  • 'Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar' by Paul Theroux

    IN 1973, an expatriate American novelist possessed of great ambitions, pretty good reviews and slender means set out from London's Victoria Station to circumnavigate the great Eurasian land mass, mostly by train. Two years later, he published an account...
  • 'Lost' Co-Star Will Make 'Love' With Jenna Jameson

    Ian Somerhalder and Jenna Jameson are among the stars in the indie romantic comedy "How to Make Love to a Woman." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Meyers ("MadTV") plays a music executive having trouble satisfying his girlfriend (Krysten...
  • Oh, Holy Land: Israel awaits the return of tourists

    Oh, Holy Land: Israel awaits the return of tourists
    JERUSALEM - For once in my life, I am having trouble describing a country. The religious sites are gloomy and far different than I imagined - except for the Sea of Galilee, which is a Bible picture postcard. The atmosphere of Israel is bustling and...
  • Acrobatic Cirque Shanghai ups its game this summer

    Well, it took 'em three years, but Navy Pier finally has a summertime, family-oriented, international circus attraction of a quality that befits a city vying for the right to hold the Olympic Games. To the credit of the producers, Cirque Shanghai has...
  • Saddled up on a motorcycle tour of China's Silk Road

    Saddled up on a motorcycle tour of China's Silk Road
    Kashgar, China After 36 hours, three flights and two sleeping pills, I arrived in the western Chinese city of Kashgar. It was 10 p.m., and the sun was only starting to set when I disembarked on the runway, collected my bags from the airport's single...
  • Milt Program Guide Nov 08

    Please Note:  The following shows will be broadcast on our Internet only channel, WGN 2- Monday, November 3rd Wednesday, November 12th Friday, November 14th Tuesday, November 18th Thursday, November 20th Wednesday, November 26th MONDAY,...
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  • Cruise lines, from refined to no-frills

    Cruise lines, from refined to no-frills
    Cruise lines have their own character. Some, such as Disney, are geared to families with young children; others, such as Crystal, are more suited for couples. Here are general profiles of some major cruise lines. Per diems, listed after the line's name,...
  • A Directory of Cruise Lines and Ships

    Here is a listing of cruise lines and their vessels. One caveat: Many cruise companies prefer to sell through travel agents. It's best to book through an agent who specializes in cruises. Listings marked with a single asterisk designate open or...
  • Drinking in the culture of tea

    When my husband, Michael, and I arrived in this southern town in the dog days of last summer, we did what most people do here when the weather is humid and the temperature climbs to more than 100 degrees. We bought peaches from the fruit vendor on the...
  • Towers of Power

    Watts towers did not begin with a tower at all. It began with a ship, or an utterly immobile rendition of one. Three thousand miles from the ocean that carried him to the United States from Italy 26 years before, Simon Rodia dug a boat-shaped trench at...