| Jul 17, 2014
National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America's largest conservation organization, announces its fifth annual Hike & Seek™ cities taking place around the country this fall. Hike & Seek is a cross between a scavenger hunt and nature walk with live...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:30 PM
"I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing.
Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...
| 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 17, 2014
| 9:46 AM
The children’s title “And Tango Makes Three” sparked controversy when it was first published in the United States in 2005. The illustrated book tells the real-life story of two male penguins who hatched an egg together at New York’...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Except for the existing Museum Campus, starting with the monstrosity of the intrusive McCormick Place east of Lake Shore Drive, the entire lakefront and our public parks are in constant danger of exploitation by commercially motivated and special...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:46 PM
Last year, the Pageant of the Masters honored movie history with its production "The Big Picture." But this summer's offering, "The Art Detective," may surpass that effort in terms of combining high art with the aura of the multiplex.
The first clue...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:29 PM
The city's comptroller signed off Thursday on a settlement with the so-called Central Park Five, who were wrongly jailed for a sensational 1989 crime that led to what critics called a racially charged rush to judgment.
All five of the men, who were...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Sarah Hyland of ABC's "Modern Family" is joining the ensemble cast of the musical "Hair" at the Hollywood Bowl, organizers announced on Thursday. The production, which runs for just three performances Aug. 1 to 3, will also feature actor Benjamin Walker....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 11:33 AM
I love interviewing independent women in show business of a certain age who speak their minds. One of my favorite interviews was in 2002 was with composer-writer Mary Rodgers from her Central Park West home. Rodgers died yesterday of heart failure at...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The connections are endlessly surprising, those that Bobby Womack forged during a 60-year career that transcended genre, border and race. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and longtime Los Angeles resident, who died Friday at age 70, was the center of a...