| May 15, 2014
| 5:10 AM
No offense to conventional hotels, but sometimes you just want to stay someplace a little different, a little avant-garde, someplace you'll be able to tell the grandkids about someday.
You know, someplace that, once you post a picture on Facebook,...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Many New Yorkers, still trying to make sense of the 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center, have had a single question as a museum was being built at ground zero: Too soon?
Now that the 9/11 Memorial Museum, as it's officially called, has opened...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:17 PM
SEATTLE — A television news helicopter had just taken off from its rooftop perch Tuesday morning when it came crashing down into the street and exploded in flames, killing the pilot and an Emmy-Award-winning photojournalist on board as horrified...
| Mar 7, 2014
In Edouard Duval-Carrié's aluminum painting "After Bierstadt: The Landing," Christopher Columbus and Marie Antoinette are canoeing on a twinkling bay in the Caribbean, about to row ashore on an island thick with low-drooping trees and exotic plants. A...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:03 PM
NEW YORK – UConn needs to raise its football profile on the national stage, and it can do so by consistently winning big-time games.
Playing in big-time venues won't hurt, either. They don't get much bigger than Yankee Stadium, where the Huskies...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We're totally soaked, but we don't care.
The sheer power of the water...
| Oct 20, 2013
NEW YORK CITY — Time is running out.
It's my first experience using Citi Bike, the new New York City bike share program, and I've made a terrible mistake, I've lost track of time and now it looks like I won't get my bike back to a docking...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
What a view!
We're standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty -- about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown -- looking out at the New York City skyline.
Even the jaded high school boys I'm chaperoning can't help but be impressed....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:53 PM
Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words.
"Compared to the trivialities of...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:14 AM
A Florida pilot said he felt flat out panic after a bird shattered the front window of his small aircraft -- in mid-air. But if he felt it, he didn't show it: He safely landed the plane moments later.
Rob Weber said he was traveling at 170 mph Saturday...