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  • Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities

    Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities
    Oslo recently overtook Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world. That doesn't surprise me in the least. The last time I was in Oslo, a plain cup of coffee cost $4. Beer, while very good, was $8 a glass. Whether you're in an outlandishly expensive...
  • Bath: England at its elegant and frivolous best

    Bath: England at its elegant and frivolous best
    Two hundred and 50 years ago, Bath was the Hollywood of Britain. Today, this former trendsetter of Georgian England invites you to take a 90-minute train ride from London and sample its aristocratic charms. The entire city, built of the creamy...
  • Review of day two at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Review of day two at Pitchfork Music Festival
    Here's Day 2 of the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. The park was none the worse for wear with Friday's rain and it was cooler yet sunny early although the rain did come again for the headliners. But on Saturday, the bands played on. Greg Kot (GK)...
  • 'Duty-Free' shopping -- is it for you?

    'Duty-Free' shopping -- is it for you?
    The duty-free shopping business is headed for a worldwide sales mark close to $50 billion this year, says a recent report from the Paris-based Tax Free World Association. Clearly, those deals must appeal to somebody, but my take is that they're limited to...
  • Seniors on the Go: Start 2013 with a muddle and a gotcha

    Seniors on the Go: Start 2013 with a muddle and a gotcha
    "To use a state driver's license as ID for TSA airport screening, starting January 15, TSA will accept only 'compliant' licenses." That's the crux of the muddle contained in a report circulating around digital space these days, and fortunately it's wrong....
  • Routehappy Seating Report: The good stuff

    Routehappy Seating Report: The good stuff
    More than 50 percent of the long-haul international flights to/from the United States now offer flat seats in business class and about 47 percent offer semi-premium or true premium economy. That's according to a new seating study by Routehappy, the...
  • EU better off as concentric powers, not US imitation

    PARIS -- Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is not the only European convinced that the European crisis, now a political as well as economic crisis, can only be solved by pressing forward -- ever forward! -- to an ever more closely unified European Union,...
  • Tensions between Germany and Greece run deep

    PARIS -- The most important European casualty of the international financial crisis has been the solidarity that until recently existed within the European Union, whose foundation and continuing raison d'etre has been to consolidate nations and peoples...
  • 'Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence' by Joseph J. Ellis

    For "Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence," Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Joseph J. Ellis time-travels to the summer of 1776, when the 13 colonies agreed to secede from the British Empire. From today's perspective,...
  • Petraeus yet another high-ranking military official mired in scandal

    PARIS -- "Duty, Honor, Country" is the West Point motto, but it seems to have lost what once was its compelling power over the men of the Long Gray Line, as they pursue the military careers that follow graduation. I am not speaking primarily about the...
  • What exacly would Israel like to do with its Palestinian population?

    PARIS -- What exactly is it that Israel intends to do with the Palestinians now in the territories that it has just opened for home construction for Jewish settlers, thereby extending its policy of occupying and annexing what are legally Palestinian...