| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:21 PM
DALLAS — It's a site, and sight, both eerie and fascinating.
Peering through thick glass, I see a collection of scuffed boxes up against a corner window, the sniper's nest from which Lee Harvey Oswald is said to have shot President John F....
| Mar 14, 2010
It's been 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down in Germany, and unification seems like old news. From a traveler's point of view, the business at hand seems to be to keep the economy going and visitors entertained. Things are changing in Switzerland as...
| Aug 15, 2012
LAUTERBRUNNEN, Switzerland — Coming down Highway 6 from Switzerland's capital, Bern, you turn north into the lovely lake resort of Interlaken.
Turn south and you enter the spectacularly beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley. Picture this: a box canyon cut...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If Chicago author Benjamin Lytal were the typical writer of semi-autobiographical fiction, his first novel would have been the story of a young man who escaped his hometown in the interior of the country to become immersed in the colorful characters and...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Philipp Kaiser, former senior curator of L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art, is stepping down after little more than a year as director of Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, the German publication Express reported Wednesday.
In submitting his...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:37 PM
In a surprise twist to an already complicated art tale, Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday at 81, has left art from his previously hidden stash of hundreds of works to a museum in Switzerland.
The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland said on its...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:08 AM
BEIJING -- One might call it North Korea’s version of the youth revolution.
There is Kim Jong Un, who at 30 is believed to be the world’s youngest head of state. His brother, Kim Jong Chul, two years older, whose main claim to fame is as...
| May 24, 2009
Swiss Police are continuing their search for a missing Indiana boy who disappeared on Friday.
Investigators say the 12-year-old went missing during a hike at the Truemmelbach waterfalls near Lauterbrunnen. That's about 30 miles from the Swiss capitol...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Some years ago, a Sun grandee being honored at a little retirement ceremony reflected on his long tenure at the paper. This worthy had at one time possessed the dignity of a correspondent in our Washington bureau, and I paraphrase what he said about the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Talk about a red-eye flight! After attaching electronic monitors to half a dozen Alpine swifts, researchers say they were shocked to discover that migrating birds flew nonstop for 200 days.
That's right, the birds remained airborne for more than six...
| Dec 19, 2007
A mock biopic whose protagonist is struck "smell-blind" by a childhood machete mishap, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" sends up the clichés of the rock 'n' roll movie with unfettered glee. But creating the musical repertoire for the film's fictional rock...