| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
If you and your personal electronics are inseparable, nothing is more painful than running out of juice while traveling, especially if your device's GPS is navigating.
"New York City has been converting unused public spaces into urban oases complete...
| Oct 21, 2012
In Cold Spring, N.Y. it's all about the river.
This Hudson Valley village of stunning natural beauty is home to an array of arts, culture, history and culinary attractions, all set against the majestic backdrop of the Mighty Hudson River. Downtown...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:58 AM
When the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach re-opens today after a two-week time out to get ready for the new season, the most immediate change will be found in the lobby, now home to a 770-square-foot mural by Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:29 AM
American crime fiction has a distinct genius for geography. In Richard Price's Dempsy, N.J., in "Samaritan" or "Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles," it is often the city as much as any single person that seems to bear responsibility for a murder. That...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Lent's mortifications are getting a little, um, much right about now, aren't they? We're in 33 days, by the Western church's count, and those meatless Fridays, those extra prayers, and that seemingly fabulous idea at the time (one too many hurricanes on...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Hi, my name is Alan, and I'm drunk with landscape.
I've just finished teaching a writing workshop in how to deploy setting in modern fiction, mainly, the modern novel, so I couldn't easily get the subject off my mind in any case. And now, just as the...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:52 PM
Phil McConkey wasn't surprised to hear that Navy's mascot had been goatnapped last week, for the umpteenth time, prior to Saturday's Army-Navy football game. That the animal was left tethered to a post, outside of the Pentagon, didn't surprise him either....
| Dec 1, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Nine months before Bobby Ross came out of retirement to coach football at Army in December 2003, the United States began its military involvement in Iraq. As he dug into his new job at West Point, Ross was thinking more about how to rebuild a team that...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Ivy Pochoda swings open the door to her spacious downtown L.A. loft, which is nestled in the warehouse-thick arts district, and squeals with delight at the heavy cardboard box resting on her doorstep.
"My books, they've arrived!" she says. "There's...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:23 PM
A day after her captor was sentenced to life in prison, Cleveland kidnapping survivor Amanda Berry made her first public appearance at a Saturday evening concert in Cleveland.
Berry, 27, came on stage with her family and the rapper Nelly, but did not...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:31 PM
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner told reporters Sunday that he didn't plan to drop out of the race over his online sexual dalliances, despite the weekend resignation of his top campaign staffer.
Weiner campaign manager Danny Kedem, 31,...