| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:08 PM
WASHINGTON — With Al Qaeda militants surging in the Middle East and North Africa, top U.S. law enforcement officials are increasingly concerned about efforts to recruit and radicalize American citizens by drawing them to the restive region and...
| Jan 7, 2014
When is the best time to visit a destination? When is the best time to buy air tickets? What is the best way to arrange hotel accommodations? What's the most reliable way to arrange a vacation rental? Although I cover a bunch of topics over the course...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:36 PM
To what extent can a film endorse an act it refuses to show? That's the question prompted by Arvin Chen's gay dramedy "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?," which advocates closeted homosexuals to come out but is so eye-loweringly demure about same-sex...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Count Spider-Man among those ringing in 2014 in grand style in New York's Times Square Tuesday night. Three minutes of […]...
| Dec 22, 2013
On New Year's Eve, scrap your "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" and get real.
On Dec. 31 at the stroke of midnight, well-intentioned Americans everywhere will once again declare that this will finally be the year they achieve their New Year's...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Anderson Cooper is apparently not done being embarrassed on live TV, because the CNN anchor is teaming up with comedian Kathy Griffin once again to host CNN's New Year's Eve coverage from Times Square.
This is the seventh straight year for Cooper and...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:41 AM
Attention, holiday shoppers: Tomorrow will be today tomorrow.
Clearly, when it comes to buying gifts, Christmas shoppers have not yet begun to procrastinate.
It seems more than 30 percent wait to do holiday shopping until the last possible minute,...
| Dec 23, 2013
As the ball drops in Times Square, so concludes a tumultuous year of change, tragedy and progress for residents of Highland Park and Deerfield.
Here's a recap of a few of the bigger local news stories from 2013:
High school referendum
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Beyonce has a lot to celebrate!
The "Grown Woman" singer reveled at her self-titled album release party at Dave & Buster's in Times Square on Thursday following her "Mrs. Carter Show" concert at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn.
The 32-year-old diva...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:09 AM
"Pretty Little Liars" star Troian Bellisario and costume designer Mandi Line turned up to celebrate the launch of the "Pretty Little Liars" collection by Aeropostale at the retailer's store in Times Square on Wednesday. Line persuaded Warner Bros. that...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:25 PM
According to travel website Hotwire.com, Orlando is the top vacation destination for New Years Eve.
This will probably come as no surprise if you've seen the snowbirds flocking around the theme parks lately. In a repeat from last year, Hotwire...