| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:18 PM
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THE BEST WAY TO THE VAL D'ORCIA, ITALY
From LAX, Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air France, British, US Airways, United, Swiss, Delta and KLM offer connecting service (change of planes) to Rome. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $767, including all...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:18 PM
MONTALCINO, Italy — "Scusi," I said to a well-dressed man in this medieval Tuscan village, where even the gas station was somehow part of the farming landscape. "Can you tell me how to get to Castiglion del Bosco?"
"Hmm, yes," he said in English,...
| Mar 25, 2014
Don't be apprehensive about navigating public transit just because you're overseas. Transit systems in much of the world, especially in popular destinations, are at least as good as those at home and often better, and most include stops to the main...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:39 PM
As Cardinal Francis George battles cancer and prepares to step down as archbishop of Chicago, Roman Catholics are turning to the question of who will take his place.
A great deal is at stake with this appointment. The next archbishop of Chicago will...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:04 PM
A battle between two bands is brewing after a weekend concert in Arizona.
Rock band Linkin Park reported the band Sublime with Rome to police for smoking marijuana at the KMFA Day concert in Tucson, Ariz., according to the Pima County Sheriff's...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 9:30 AM
MONACO-- Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, in a rare all-Swiss final.
The Australian Open champion had lost his previous two Masters finals and looked like losing...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Episode 8 of the All-Star season sent the six remaining teams from Rome to the Italian countryside. It was a fine, fine episode, with plenty of decicious eye candy, fun tasks and, finally, some inter-team crankiness.
The teams have been so very kind...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:12 AM
William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.
Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...
| Apr 25, 2014
As the five-day gathering known as SunFest prepares to sprawl out along the waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach, organizers have packed the music schedule with what executive director Paul Jamieson calls the "densest," "broadest" and "costliest" lineup...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Nothing like a hefty bout of Chekhovian depression to lift the spirits.
You can't help but feel better after spending time with "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the 2013 Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang currently receiving a snappy...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:12 AM
Reporting From Vatican City -- Pope Francis proclaimed sainthood Sunday for two former pontiffs, John Paul II and John XXIII, marking the first time in the church’s long history that two ex-popes have been canonized at the same time.