| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:57 AM
In the gallery at Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, two portraits hang side-by-side, "The Artist" and "The Artist's Wife." They were painted in 1815. Not much else is known about them, not even the name of the artist, who ironically immortalized...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:43 AM
There have been all kinds of museum shenanigans going on this week on the Right Coast. On Tuesday, the Delaware Art Museum auctioned off a painting from its collection at Christie's so that it could pay off debt and replenish its endowment — a big...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:52 AM
There is a long list of things that the newly opened National September 11 Memorial Museum doesn't accomplish, or doesn't fully accomplish.
It doesn't deal much with the messy, ongoing aftermath of the attacks of that day. It doesn't present the world's...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:19 PM
A major Chinese home builder is making a $1-billion bet on the U.S. housing market, and it came to Los Angeles on Thursday to celebrate.
Landsea Group is launching three housing developments – in Simi Valley, in Dublin, Calif., in the east San...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:14 PM
A Chinese home builder is poised to invest $1 billion into the U.S. housing market, starting with two developments in California and one in New York.
The venture, by Nanjing company Landsea Group, could signal the beginning of a wave of Chinese...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:25 PM
One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Being enshrined on a postage stamp is not what it used to be in the days when people would argue vigorously over which pop-culture figures were or were not appropriate for this quasi-governmental honor.
But we still pay attention, not because stamps are...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:10 PM
From squeezing between a Dumpster and a wall to holding your breath as a bus hard stops at your bumper, cities can be an automotive minefield. And cars are often the casualties. Need proof? Look no further than auto insurance rates. A 40-year-old male...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Fall colors are reason enough to take a mid-October tour to eastern Canada and Vermont, and traveling in a private rail car makes it even more interesting.
Uncommon Journeys offers an eight-day Fall Colors in Quebec & Vermont tour that begins with a...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:20 AM
CLERMONT — Clermont triathlete Alicia Kaye is basking in the glow of being the first woman to cross the finish line Sunday in the 2014 Panasonic New York City Triathlon.
Kaye, 31, who competed in the female pro division, finished with a time of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:44 PM
When a decaying wooden ship was discovered in the World Trade Center excavation pit four years ago, it posed a mystery.
Where did it come from? How did it get there? Was it wrecked? Or was it sunk intentionally for landfill?