| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:57 AM
The National Park Service's annual report late last week come with some grim news for the park service as a whole. Visitation, visitor spending, jobs supports, local jobs, and total output were all down compared to the previous year.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:24 PM
On this Independence Day, many Americans will visit Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, behind which stands a large statue of patriot Samuel Adams. Arms folded, grim-faced, Adams is portrayed as demanding that British troops be removed from the city after the...
| Jul 6, 2014
Thomas Motamed, fresh out of law school, found the legal profession too dry.
So at a friend's suggestion, he tried another field he thought might be more interesting: peddling life insurance.
But that got old fast.
"I really didn't like sitting...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:59 PM
— President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The partnership between big-league Gotham nonprofit Manhattan Theater Club and scrappy new-work developer Ars Nova will yield its first full production with "By the Water," a new play by Sharyn Rothstein (pictured above) that bows this fall at City...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:17 PM
More than 200 mothers and their children marched to dozens of Senate offices Wednesday, carrying handwritten signs and calling for members of Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed anti-pollution rules, which seek to...
| Jul 11, 2014
In the world of books, the apocalypse is big business — bigger than ever, in fact, with the surge in popularity of young-adult dystopian novels such as the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" trilogies.
But while those books offer a relatively...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
People who refuse to drink the Kool-Aid known as global warming-climate change are not just "deniers"; we are guilty of a "nihilistic refusal" to address the issue. So says a Washington Post editorial commenting favorably on Monday's Supreme Court...
| May 4, 2014
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The sign said "Pie," or, more specifically, "Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie," but the smoky smell said barbecue.
Despite the fact that we were on a booze tour, walking between local distilleries, not a pie-and-barbecue tour, these...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:43 AM
The federal government plans to create a million-barrel gasoline reserve in the Northeast to help the region avoid fuel shortages that follow extreme weather like Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
The gas reserve will be divided between two spots -- one near...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:45 PM
These days, Chris Christie will go just about anywhere. He no longer wants to be seen as the in-your-face governor of New Jersey, but as the genial ambassador from the Republican Governors Association who just wants to help, or as the non-presidential...