| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IN PHOTOGRAPHY there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality," -- Alfred Stieglitz
OUR GOOD Scots Presbyterian pal, who just happens to be the genius photographer Harry Benson, has had his darling wife, Gigi, send us some photos...
| Jul 19, 2014
Artistic attractions well worth wending your way to Washington for include two winning exhibits devoted to Whistler and Wyeth, as well as a fascinating show pairing Degas with Cassatt. There's a towering, even titillating, Titian, too.
| May 26, 2014
| 2:23 AM
On the front page on Oct. 7, 1917, in the breathless style of the day, The Hartford Courant informed readers that it had dispatched a correspondent to war-ravaged France, where the 26th Yankee Division from New England had begun to arrive.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
He craved more, more and even more stuff.
"I think he went a bit loopy after his wife died," whispered the woman standing next to me as we stood in Sir John Soane's Museum gazing at antiquities dangling from ceilings and perched on the rafters.
| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The Tower of London is history. The infamous Norman castle is nearly 1,000 years old. It is associated with such historical figures as William the Conqueror and Richard the Lionheart.
It has served as a royal palace, a fortress, a prison, a mint, a...
| May 9, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Olympic officials have quickly stepped forward to slam a British newspaper report that London was secretly asked about taking over the 2016 Summer Games for struggling Rio de Janeiro.
The London Evening Standard wrote Friday that, with construction...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:32 PM
A newly opened London cafe offering a new take on coffee and tea is booked for months by customers looking for some cat companionship with their drinks.
Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium lets stressed-out workers, or those who simply love cats but can't have...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Has the Orlando Eye gotten a 25-foot haircut?
This week, developers of the massive observation wheel going up on International Drive rolled out an update on the project, complete with renderings and lots of fun facts. Chief among them: The wheel will be...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:38 AM
This year marks the passage of one century since of the start of the First World War. It is the year that will mark the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, which launched the Second World War. It is also the year that will mark a quarter of a...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
They say every cloud has its silver lining. Evidence that it’s true will be coming to the Hammer Museum early next year in the form of a touring exhibition on the work of Thomas Heatherwick, a noted British designer whose credits include a new fleet...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:15 AM
A smartphone app designed to keep people on the go brought parts of Europe to a standstill as cabbies protested Wednesday against what they view as an unfair, unsafe threat to their livelihoods.
Uber, a California-pioneered app that allows users to hail...