| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Industry specialists say world cruises are gaining in popularity among well-heeled travelers who no longer want to hold off on bucket list trips and once-in-a-lifetime vacations until the economy fully recovers.
These extended cruises, which typically...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:18 AM
American author Ridley Pearson met with Teenlink at the 30th annual Miami Book Fair International to talk about his young reader adventure novels “The Kingdom Keepers” and “Peter and the Starcatchers,” as well as his newest novel,...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:14 PM
When the first-ever Alewife Awards were presented to mark 1996's most dubious cultural happenings and incidents, many Chicagoans were familiar with that stinky fish washing up on Lake Michigan's beaches. Dead alewife sightings have since grown rare, yet...
| Oct 6, 2013
APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS — Dozens of black-and-yellow squirrel monkeys scampered around us, some running above on high ropes, others swooping in close to us as we walked.
This was one of the many delights of the Apenheul, a primate park in rural...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- Over a year ago, I sent my fingerprints for a standard foreign background check to the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C., along with a money order. Both promptly disappeared, never to be seen again. A personal survey of those around me...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti sat alone in a front-row folding chair before the start of a news conference at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance. He had just emerged from the museum's brand-new Anne Frank exhibition, which opens to the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Miley Cyrus will perform at the MTV EMA kudofest in Amsterdam, which will air live Nov. 10.
Cyrus joins previously announced performers Katy Perry and The Killers, with the evening's MC Redfoo of LMFAO, backstage host Ariana Grande and...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Humans have been communicating using pictures for at least 40,000 years — far longer than they have with alphabets and language. Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been in existence for only 50 of those years, but the...
| Oct 27, 2013
Novelist Donna Tartt doesn't publish very often — her engrossing new book, “The Goldfinch,” is her first since 2002's “The Little Friend,” which itself trailed her wildly popular fictional debut, “The Secret History,&...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Una poderosa tormenta azotaba Gran Bretaña y Holanda el lunes provocando la muerte de al menos tres personas, apagones y la cancelación de cientos de vuelos y traslados en tren, a medida que avanzaba hacia el continente europeo.
Los vientos de hasta 160...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Miley Cyrus has dipped once again into the big book of attention-getting stunts at awards shows.
This time it was at the MTV Eurpean Music Awards in Amsterdam, where she lit up what looked like a joint on stage while accepting her award for best video...