| Jul 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Want to know where to find a real five-star hotel in Mexico? Soon you'll be able to.
Forbes Travel Guide announced last week that it would add destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, and expand further into Latin America too. The first list of five-...
| Jul 22, 2014
William J. "Will" Gallagher painted Chicago scenes, often from the perspective of the condo where he lived above Michigan Avenue.
"His watercolors were luminous, full of light and big views," said friend and fellow painter Robert Andrew Parker. "He...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:45 PM
American college students and tour guides who have been visiting Israel for their 10-day birthright trip are witnessing the most recent wave of violence that has taken about 550 Palestinian lives and about 25 Israeli soldiers' lives.
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Frank Gehry, the renowned architect, has proposed something radical, heretical, in the "Rocky" movie world: changing the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The museum is about to begin a 10-year renovation, for the most part undeniably fabulous....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:10 PM
A year ago, I wrote about Israel's Deputy Minister of Defense, Danny Danon, that he is Israel's "enemy within," perhaps the most dangerous current threat to Israel and a star of Likud, the linchpin of the governing coalition. My favorite Danon quotes:...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Two Americans detained in North Korea expect to be tried soon, they told the Associated Press on Friday, and are pleading with the U.S. government to obtain their release.
Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller, who were detained three months ago, told an...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:41 PM
I left Uganda on New Year's Eve 2007 after a two-week adventure vacation, passing through London, then Iowa, on my way home to Colorado. I had no idea I was traveling the world while infected with a deadly virus. The symptoms began enroute a headache, a...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:35 AM
The religious and cultural fault lines of the Middle East get thoroughly blurred in "May in the Summer," the second feature film from the Palestinian-American actress-writer-director Cherien Dabis ("Amreeka").
The setting and various religious rifts...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:34 PM
NEW YORK — A driver in the double-decker tour bus crash in Times Square that injured at least 14 people was barred from his job amid questions about how he was allowed behind the wheel with 11 previous license suspensions, officials said on...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Elizabeth Park Events
Annual Garden Tour: Join Bob Prill for a tour of the Annual Garden in mid-summer Tuesday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m.. Free. Information: http://www.elizabethparkct.org and 860-231-9443860-231-9443.
Wednesday Summer Concert Series: Listen...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:28 PM
NEW YORK — Two double-decker tour buses collided in New York's Times Square on Tuesday, injuring at least 11 people at the height of the summer tourist season, police and firefighters said.
The open-top buses collided near 47th Street and 7th...