| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Amsterdam has found a unique way to keep its streets clean and keep the city's alcoholics out of trouble in the process.
The Rainbow Foundation project, which is funded by the Dutch state and donations, is "hiring" alcoholics to clean city streets....
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:29 PM
A group of chronic alcoholics was a nuisance in Amsterdam’s Oosterpark. So the group was put to work -- in exchange for beer, Agence France-Presse reports.
Thanks to a program supported by donations and state funds, they work three days a week,...
| 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,&...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Severe depression doesn't just affect the mind, it may also attack the body on a cellular level by speeding up the aging process, according to a new study.
In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychology, researchers in California and...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Restaurant Lastage, about a 10-minute walk from the Central Station in Amsterdam, is a real gem with a Michelin star, elegant service and reasonable prices. Reservations are necessary. We found it by accident and were given a table because of a last-...
| Jan 19, 2014
Ships: Each name preceded by and blended with AIDA: aura, bella, blu, cara, diva, luna, mar, sol, stella, vita.
Info: 011-49-381-20-270707, http://www.aida.de.
Ships: La Marguerite, Zambezi Queen. Each of the following...
| Nov 28, 2013
The outrage sparked by the clumsy handling of a Nazi-looted art trove in Munich, which was revealed this month, shows the urgent need for transparency in the art world, from museums to auction houses to private collections.
For years this rarefied world...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:13 AM
A city audit released Thursday reveals that the Port of Long Beach spent thousands of dollars subsidizing the travel of spouses who accompanied harbor commissioners on trips to Tokyo, Paris and Montreal despite city restrictions that ban such...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:17 PM
The Port of Long Beach spent tens of thousands of dollars subsidizing the travel of spouses who accompanied harbor commissioners and staff on trips to Tokyo, Paris and Montreal despite city restrictions that ban such reimbursements, a city audit shows....