| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
It was 32 years ago this week that Leonard Bernstein brought opening week at the Hollywood Bowl into the realm of legend, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in his own music plus that of Barber, Schumann and Copland — and for good measure,...
| Jul 12, 2014
Consumers can expect to see unfamiliar store brands cropping up in the Baltimore area as a handful of retailers eye the market for expansion.
Newcomers could include businesses that are well-entrenched in other markets, such as Stein Mart and Gabe's,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Cruise passengers can enjoy a slice of the Big Apple, New York City, both as a port of call as an embarkation/disembarkation port on a variety of voyages including Canada and New England itineraries and some Caribbean and trans-Atlantic crossings.
| 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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Moving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:59 PM
It's been a few years since I've written, but the mood struck because you keep growing so fast and I'm feeling sentimental this week. Milestones and time-warp travel have a way of doing that.
We are in Brooklyn for Father's Day, a father-...
| 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 17, 2014
| 8:30 AM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made good on his bet with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti following the Los Angeles Kings' victory over the New York Rangers in the NHL's Stanley Cup finals.
De Blasio took to Times Square on Monday to sing Randy Newman's...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A reprint of my Sunday Father's Day column:
It's been a few years since I've written, but the mood struck because you keep growing so fast and I'm feeling sentimental this week. Milestones and time-warp travel have a way of doing that....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WHAT MAKES a work literature, and who gets to decide?"
That is the question posited in Evgenia Peretz's big Vanity Fair take-out (take down?) of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt and her remarkably successful, massive and controversial novel...
| 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...