| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Ahoy from the Big Apple, and welcome to the official start of summer!
I am visiting New York City to attend Talkers New York 2014, which is a gathering for those active in the radio industry. Receptions, guest speakers and panel discussions are planned...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
New York's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, has promised to make the streets of his city safer for those who travel them, whether by foot, bicycle or car. How? By following Sweden's lead.
Over the last 15 years, Stockholm has cut pedestrian deaths by 31%...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Co-produced by "The Grudge" director Takashi Shimizu, the unmistakable graphite palette and atmospheric dread of Japanese horror films loom over the Hong Kong import "Rigor Mortis." But typical of Hong Kong cinema, the film goes for broke with its...
| Jun 8, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to attract more tourists to Chicago creates a classic "frenemy" situation: The tourist city is both friend and enemy of the real city. It lures visitors and their dollars, yet in catering to tourist expectations, it threatens...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 4:23 PM
The Kings not only want to take a 2-0 Stanley Cup Final lead back to New York with them Sunday, but they also want New Yorkers to have a hint of what it’s like to be inside Staples Center.
The Kings purchased video-board advertising in Times...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
America, here's a new hotel that wants to help you make healthy choices. Even Hotels, created specifically for "wellness-minded travelers," is opening two locations on the East Coast this month and plans three more by the end of 2015.
The brand is being...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:30 PM
If you think flying on a dragon can only happen in a fantasy world, think again.
As a promotion for the film “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” a team at DreamWorks Animation's DreamLab created a virtual reality journey in which people can fly...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- On June 6, the Central Intelligence Agency joined the social media platform Twitter with its first tweet: "We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet." Presumably this is an attempt by the agency to develop its "brand." Here's...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Date: March 29
Her story: Danielle Young, 33, grew up in Bel Air. She is a project manager for Leidos, a government contractor in Columbia. Her parents, Sylvia and Earl Young, live in Bel Air.
His story: William Kelly, 31, grew up in Torrington, Conn....
| Jun 12, 2014
Architecture in Chicago is no small thing. It stands more prominently in the public conscience than arguably any other American city. And now, regrettably, so does one sign.
The recent installation of nearly 20-foot-6-inch-high letters spelling "TRUMP"...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The last letter in the huge "TRUMP" sign that Donald Trump is putting on his Chicago skyscraper has yet to be installed, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel is ready to pass judgment.
"The mayor thinks the sign is awful," Bill McCaffrey, a mayoral...