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  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal
    SOCHI, Russia¬†— Youth was not served Tuesday. Instead, age was served on a rain-soaked platter. The four women who ruined 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin's red-carpet debut had a 33-year total age advantage on the young American. The top three...
  • Sochi Olympics: Ted Ligety is looking for medal in giant slalom

    Sochi Olympics: Ted Ligety is looking for medal in giant slalom
    SOCHI, Russia¬†— Ted Ligety's biggest contribution to the Olympics so far has been helping teammate Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht win medals Ligety had a terrific trip Sunday down the super-giant slalom course except for one huge mistake between...
  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety is going home with his giant slalom gold so, all in all, things worked out well in Sochi for the men's U.S. Alpine team. Andrew Weibrecht scored a shocking silver medal in super-G and teammate Bode Miller held on to...
  • Europe's oddball museums broaden perspectives

    Europe's oddball museums broaden perspectives
    You could spend a lifetime in Europe's grand museums -- the Louvre, the British Museum, and many others. But I also like to take in a destination's more idiosyncratic sights, getting a bead on the quirkier side of the local culture. It's my nature as a...
  • Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere

    Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere
    HOUSTON – There is a growing catalog of music written in the aftermath of the Holocaust that attempts to grapple head-on with the ineffable horrors of the Nazi era. None has managed to secure a toehold in the regular repertory. One Holocaust-...
  • Europe distilled: From bottled moonshine to sunshine

    Finishing dinner at Rome's Ristorante da Fortunato, my friend Stefano explains that his greatest joy is an after-dinner drink called grappa. I try my best to enjoy the local firewater and fail. Sipping the grappa, Stefano instructs me: "You must not be in...
  • European bed and breakfasts provide a place to call home

    European bed and breakfasts provide a place to call home
    Staying at a European bed-and-breakfast is a bit like having your own temporary mother while you travel. In the morning, your hostess might help plan your day, tipping you off to the best places for lunch and about the live folk music in the village pub...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • What's New in Germany, Hungary, and Austria for 2013

    Three countries with a rich heritage -- Germany, Hungary, and Austria -- each have a constantly evolving sightseeing scene. Here's the latest: Getting into the Reichstag, Berlin's parliament building (with its striking 155-foot-tall glass cupola), has...
  • Italy's undiscovered alpine retreat

    Located in northeastern Italy, the Dolomites have been called the most beautiful mountains on earth, and certainly they are among the most dramatic. They offer some of the best alpine thrills in Europe, whether you want to stay firmly planted on the...
  • Rental car companies never stop trying to gouge you

    Rental car companies never stop trying to gouge you
    INNSBRUCK, Austria -- Car rental companies just hate it when you don't buy their overpriced collision damage waiver "insurance." No matter that you have coverage through your credit card, as many do, or that you bought the much cheaper coverage your...