| Oct 1, 2010
The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood; DiplomatResort.com, 954-602-6000
Golf & Spa, 501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale Beach; 954-883-4900
Back story: Originally built in 1958, the 39-story Diplomat was rebuilt in 2002....
| Dec 12, 2010
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen has been canonized in British newspaper the Independent as "the biggest star in fashion history." So, since Bündchen (at age 30) already has the making-history thing nailed, she's focused on adding the future to her résumé ...
| Dec 19, 2010
There's no better proving ground for testing a friendship than by starting a restaurant and movie studio together from scratch. At least, that's what Steven Spielberg said before he presented the Ambassadors of Humanity award to his friend and business...
| Nov 7, 2010
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 256 pp., $26
Cynthia Ozick's sixth novel, "Foreign Bodies," is a piece of literary sleight of hand: It is modeled on Henry James' 1903 novel, "The Ambassadors," the story of an American...
| Dec 26, 2010
When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone
The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 598 pp., $30
If you think the Cold War is dead as the backdrop for any decent espionage story, you haven't read "When They Come for...
| May 22, 2011
The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry
Edited by Ilan Stavans
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 729 pp., $50
Here's the answer to a hypothetical "Jeopardy" query: "Who are Pablo Neruda and, um…?"
And now, the question:...
| Nov 7, 2010
Little, Brown: 370 pp., $29.99
You think 21st century culture is celebrity-obsessed? Try Mediterranean society at the dawn of the first millennium, when politics were entirely personal, and rulers' romantic...
| May 2, 2011
Jon Huntsman Jr. arrived here from Beijing on Friday to mull a White House bid against the man who made him ambassador to China, a matchup that would offer no shortage of personal drama.
But before taking on President Obama, Huntsman would face another...
| Jun 18, 2011
In Jon Huntsman's final weeks as ambassador to China, he stressed that he would not decide whether to run for president until he returned to the United States -- an important statement, because sitting ambassadors are prohibited from actively taking...
| Jul 1, 2011
The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle.
Campaign aides engaged in the...
| Apr 17, 2011
The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe.
But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...