| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:49 PM
PARIS — Full disclosure: I love-love-love this city. In the springtime. In the fall. In the summer, when it sizzles. In the winter, when it drizzles (though not so much when it snows!) Merci, Cole Porter.
I visit twice a year on business, for...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Layovers don't have to be a pain in the derrière. This app points you to short-term hotel stays, tours and travel deals to help you fill the hours.
Name: Smart Layover
Available for: Android, BlackBerry, iOS
What it does: Shows travelers on long...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:52 PM
If the falling leaves, shorter days and the return of traffic jams on the JFX have you pining for those lost, carefree days of summer, we commiserate — especially after we tried to drown our end-of-summer blues in a sunny strawberries-and-creme...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:41 PM
I'm not normally a prescient sort of fellow.
ESP isn't hardwired into my DNA.
But, the other night I felt eerily and unmistakably clairvoyant. I knew what was going to happen before it happened in the lives of others.
No, I didn't see dead people....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
After calling it a masterpiece of deep reporting and powerful storytelling, what more needs to be said of Rick Atkinson's trilogy about World War II?
The first volume, "An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943" received the Pulitzer Prize for...
| Jul 21, 2013
After a lifetime of traveling internationally and paying zillions of dollars for going over the weight limit, I have changed my gluttonous, overpacking ways. I am now Someone Who Packs Light.
To wit: I have been living for nearly three months out of a...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Movie previews: A listing in the...
| Nov 17, 2013
The best way to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Phnom Penh is offered on Asiana, Korean, China Eastern, Malaysia, EVA and Thai. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,256, including taxes and fees.
| Feb 23, 2014
PARIS — Not long ago, I attended a colloquium of French scientists and philosophers in Corsica, France, called "How to Think About the Future." With few exceptions, the astrophysicists, economists, physicians and social theorists on hand offered...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Nicole Kidman's "Grace of Monaco," a biopic about the galvanizing actor-turned-royal originally scheduled for 2013, will open the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It marks the second straight year that a high-profile, star-studded film originally set for an...
| Jun 26, 2011
How the French Play the Game of Life
Times Books/Henry Holt: 340 pp., $27
Strategy is everything for the French. That's what Elaine Sciolino discovers in her book "La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life," a...