| 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.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Last month, during a master class at the Taormina Film Festival, no less a star than Ben Stiller admitted that his career wouldn't have gotten far if he'd relied on auditions, which seldom went his way early on, for other people's projects.
"A lot of...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:52 AM
When Chicago makes the national news based on the fact that 82 people were shot over a holiday weekend, it makes me ashamed, not to mention imperiled, to be living so close to what has become a toxic waste dump for crime.
I can remember a time when New...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:33 PM
NEW YORK, July 9 - Cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and Spider-man have been adored by generations of children, but their costumed counterparts who roam New York City's Times Square are more a public nuisance, New York City lawmakers said on...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:32 PM
It was 4:45 p.m. on a hot Monday night in La Cañada Flintridge. I was at a pub decorated with local historical memorabilia and riding equipment, waiting for some friends.
It was Monday and the weekday Flintridge Proper Happy Hour had another 15...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
"The Life": If you're of a certain age, then you might remember when Times Square was not so "Disney-fied." As a matter of fact, right up through the 1980s the area around 42nd Street was populated by pimps, prostitutes, addicts, dealers, runaways and...
| 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 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,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:15 PM
University of Central Florida beat nine other finalist teams to win the 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio over the weekend. The team takes home bragging rights with the Raytheon NCCDC Alamo Cup, and gets their...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Yesterday my blog about UCF winning the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio was well-received on Twitter and on our website.
Today, I got this photo of the team's picture posted on a marquee in Times Square.
| May 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The first time Marc Webb directed a film, just six years ago, there were rarely more than a couple dozen people on set. Outside of a group of Hollywood insiders, no one had any idea what the film, titled "(500) Days of Summer" and budgeted at $7 million,...