| Jan 29, 2014
| 5:54 PM
To the world's lengthening list of possible leisure-time activities, you can add this rather surprising one: Do hard-core, but not particularly hard, scientific research.
Thanks to Zooniverse, a project headquartered at the Adler Planetarium, Oxford...
| Jan 31, 2014
For 100 years, the Town Club in Kenilworth has given glimpses of life in an Edith Wharton novel, paying homage to traditions that have all but disappeared from modern society.
Indeed, for members of this century-old North Shore ballroom dance club, old-...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:57 PM
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This week's TV Movies
The dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 6:10 PM
"Downton Abbey," the drama about an aristocratic family in pre-World War I England, won the Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television. The PBS "Masterpiece" miniseries beat BBC America's "The Hour" and three HBO films:...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:17 PM
When Boston architect William G. Perry came to Williamsburg on Jan. 13, 1927, it wasn't his first visit.
But the pioneering sketches he first made as he toured the historic colonial town represented a milestone step in visualizing and promoting what...
| Jan 14, 2014
France is always working to show off its rich heritage in innovative ways. You'll see some impressive changes this year.
The big news in Paris is that the extensive, multi-year makeover of the Picasso Museum is nearing completion. The museum, which...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 3:54 PM
John H. Brown, who headed the Baltimore Police Department's mounted patrol for more than a decade and later became Carroll County sheriff, died Jan. 11 of heart failure at his Uniontown home. He was 85.
"He was fair, a gentleman, as were his deputies,"...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
She was born just a few years after the Wright brothers invented the airplane. She was a baby when the Titanic sailed in 1912. She was a schoolgirl during World War I and a grown woman by the time the stock market crashed in 1929.
Her husband fought in a...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:34 PM
In the market for a 1956 Chevy Corvette prototype? Then the annual Mecum auto auction is the place to be.
Just make sure to bring along a check for about $3 million.
Too steep? Then how about a rare, pre-World War I license plate for, say, $40,000?...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:52 AM
The Woman's Club of Winter Park, a popular wedding and party venue, launched a campaign this week to renovate the 93-year-old building.
It's the latest historic building in Winter Park to capture attention in recent months. The Capen House, which...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When work on the world's first full-scale wind tunnel got underway at Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in January 1930, some people saw the giant, $1 million project as just another case of wasteful government spending.
But pilot after pilot...