| May 14, 2015
| 5:00 AM
“The old New York-Los Angeles rivalry is changing, at least on the East Coast side of the equation. No longer do in-the-know New Yorkers reflexively parrot sneers like the old Woody Allen line, that the only cultural advantage of Los Angeles is...
| May 14, 2015
| 7:55 AM
In a sure sign summer is eventually going to turn up in Chicago despite the thermometer readings, city farmers markets start opening this week.
There's an 11:30 a.m. kick-off event Thursday at the Loop market in Daley Plaza, which will host vendors from...
| May 11, 2015
| 11:51 AM
Paula Kovarick Segalman, a former registered nurse who was a volunteer, fundraiser and talented athlete, died Friday of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, at her North Roland Park home.
She was 61.
"Paula was a...
| May 7, 2015
| 12:16 PM
Let’s not smoke cigarettes tonight.
OK, she said.
We agreed that smoking had led to nothing but an unattractive cough. Plus she is an opera singer with a voice to maintain. And She is Christine, my girlfriend.
We both live in New York. But not...
| May 6, 2015
| 5:31 PM
Once on a book tour, while channel-surfing in my hotel room, I landed on the quiz show "Jeopardy!" at the exact moment I came up as a question. "He wrote the novel 'She's Come Undone,'" Alex Trebeck said. In the torturous seconds that followed, the...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:00 AM
If you want to tour New York City with locals, go this weekend. Jane's Walk NYC is hosting more than 200 free walk-and-talks this weekend led by volunteers who care about their neighborhoods.
The walks offered Friday through Sunday focus on real-time...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 4:00 AM
On a rainy weekend in January, the Coney Island boardwalk was not the boardwalk of memory: no salty spray, no roller coaster clatter, no standing-room-only beach.
Instead, it was damp, it was gray, and it was empty.
And its age was showing.
| Apr 22, 2015
| 7:15 AM
A couple of months ago, I needed a bed for a night in midtown Manhattan, and I couldn’t spend more than $250 (before taxes). In a city whose average room rate hovers near $280, this meant I was doomed to squalor, right? Wrong.
Thanks to some...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:12 PM
In the Freebie Spotlight
Celtic Festival: Highland games, vendors, food, and music.10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Rockefeller Gardens, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach, free, 386-676-3216, ormondbeachcelticfestival.com.
| Apr 13, 2015
| 11:25 AM
The author has been unveiled, but the problems are just beginning for the heroes and villains of "Once Upon a Time," and the "Heart of Gold" episode also gave us the biggest switcheroo in this mini season so far.
We start with Emma still being really...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 8:59 PM
•Thomas Edison Laboratory, West Orange, N.J., lunch, May 3. $85. Kutztown Library, 610-683-8482.
•Central Park Birding Trip, guided bird walk, free time, April 30. $80. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 610-756-6961.