| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Four fascinating things happened in 1955, and one of them was good.
The happy event that year was the opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River, about 15 miles north of the George Washington.
If you are going to Connecticut, by the way,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:24 PM
On a drizzly, chilly November afternoon, my husband and I navigated the crowded streets of midtown Manhattan, dodging the pointy parts of umbrellas and, as a kindness to others, trying not to poke out anyone's eyeballs with our umbrella.
But a brisk 35-...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
By the time you get to Woodstock, you still have 70 miles to go to find the natural amphitheater that became the hallowed ground of rock 'n' roll with the Woodstock music festival in 1969, a kind of ceremonial end to the 1960s. I discovered this on a...
| Feb 20, 2014
Most breathtaking views in the U.S., according to Men's Journal (tinyurl.com/kucjg65):
• Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire
• Hudson River, New York City
• Charlies Bunion, North Carolina
• The Florida Keys Haystacks
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:03 PM
FORT LEE, N.J. – Traffic is bad on a normal day in this town, a hodgepodge of single-family homes and big apartment towers on the banks of the Hudson River across a bridge from Manhattan. Small one-way streets pass by Korean groceries, banks and...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 3:30 PM
WASHINGTON – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, his star power dimmed in the wake of the George Washington Bridge scandal, is shirking the spotlight at a meeting of the National Governors Assn. in Washington this weekend, but his support among fellow...
| 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....
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Much of what you’ll find during this weekend’s eighth annual, three-day Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance car show will be familiar, if seeing your face reflected in the gleaming fender of a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster can be...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Joyce Brown first came to know Pete Seeger as the child of a Philadelphia labor organizer who, along with his friends and neighbors, found himself in the crosshairs of Sen. Joe McCarthy’s Commie-hunting tribunals in the 1950s. Many of her friends&...
| Nov 3, 2013
Truth is overrated.
Most of the time, it's boring. "The wind blew." So what?
"It blew so hard I saw a chicken lay the same egg twice." Really?
Sometimes telling the truth is necessary, but most of the time the plain truth is just that: plain. It...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:01 PM
In naming Philippe Vergne, a seasoned career museum professional, as its new director, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has opted for fundamentals instead of glitz.
Vergne, 47, arrives with credentials that include more than 20 years running museums or...