| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:32 PM
"Scandal," "The Americans," "The Walking Dead," "Portlandia," "Ripper Street," "Vikings," "House of Cards," "Hannibal"—February sees the return of several TV favorites. New series also launch, including "The Red Road" on Sundance, "Mixology" and the...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Trigger warning: I am going to make fun of "trigger warnings."
Of course, if you're the sort of person who takes trigger warnings very seriously, you probably don't read this column too often. So maybe my mockery will miss its target, sort of like...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With a plastic white cap and powder blue label, the Desert Farms milk bottle matches the idyllic image of the doorstep milk bottle. But a closer look reveals something a bit different: "Make every day a humpday."
It is the lighthearted slogan of...
| Jul 25, 2013
Amish Mafia Season 2 slated to begin Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 9pm ET/PT The Discovery Channel docuseries that puts the spotlight on the “risky underbelly” of the so-called Amish Mafia returns next month. The series was one of Discovery's highest...
| Aug 20, 2013
Here's a preview of some of the Fall 2013 new lifestyle programming options that include new fall shows on Food Network, Travel, DIY and more. (All times Eastern/Pacific unless noted.) Surviving Evil (pictured above) Investigation Discovery Premieres:...
| Feb 12, 2014
William Albert Allard has contributed to National Geographic Society magazine stories and books as a photographer and writer since 1964. Considered one of color photography's most celebrated pioneers, Allard is a former contributor to Magnum Photos and...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 6:04 AM
Most of us spend our day to day lives feeling pulled in a thousand directions, and almost everyone I meet classifies themselves as "busy." When it's time to get away, scenic Lancaster, Pa., is one of the best places around for a slow-paced, laid back...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 4:22 PM
KALONA, Iowa — A white van, its sides covered with the words Kalona By-Ways Tours, sits parked in front of an Amish country store, a steady stream of plainly dressed men and women coming and going.
"I call this the Amish Wal-Mart," tour guide...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:04 PM
This weekend, I was not going to go Dutch.
Yes, we were in the "Dutch Country." Lancaster County, Pa., to be exact.
But I was not going to stuff my face at Kitchen Kettle Village, gawk at Amish buggies or get sidetracked by the QVC or Pottery Barn...
| Dec 10, 2011
Wit & Wisdom, the promising restaurant in the new Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, calls itself a tavern. That it's not recognizably a tavern is what makes Wit & Wisdom, early on, both interesting and frustrating.
Riding a wave of publicity and excitement,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...