| Aug 26, 2011
| 4:58 AM
Hurricane Irene is moving north-northeast across eastern North Carolina at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.
At 2 p.m., Irene was about 45 miles west-northwest of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and about 96 miles south of Norfolk, Va.
| Mar 6, 2011
In a sermon some years ago, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Harvard University's longtime spiritual leader, offered a precise, if unconventional, definition of hell. He said hell is "being defined by your circumstances, and believing that definition."
| Apr 12, 2011
| 7:30 AM
At one time, the end of middle age signaled the start of retirement and old age. No longer, says Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, a San Francisco-based think tank focused on employment and social purpose, particularly as they apply to the...
| Jan 2, 2011
The premise is simple: Buy a $500 plane ticket to zip around much of the New World for a month. The big question: Isn't it just some gimmick tangled up with hidden fees and crazy rules?
Sorry, but no. If you are among those who hesitated Aug. 17 when...
| Feb 27, 2011
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 8:44 AM
"The Pursuit of Other Interests"
By Jim Kokoris
St. Martin’s Press, $24.99
Novels set against the backdrop of hard economic times will come and go as the economy flourishes or declines, but novels about getting fired are forever. That fear is...
| Apr 6, 2011
Any preschooler could name the country's most well-known dessert sandwich — the one with the vanilla cream nestled between crisp chocolate cookies.
But there's so much more to dessert sandwiches than the humble (but lovable) Oreo: Think fun-...
| Feb 20, 2011
I owe a debt of gratitude to Portland, Maine, brewery Allagash, and so, probably, do you.
In even the most middling bars, where there is little or nothing worth drinking on tap, there is often Allagash White — that brewery's crisp and mildly...
| Feb 28, 2011
You use seat belts, right?
Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 11:47 AM
"Like the Willow Tree: The Diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce"
By Lois Lowry
Scholastic, $12.99, ages 9-12
The newest versions of the "Dear America" books, a series of fictional diaries, offer a personal way into important American moments. The focus here is...
| Aug 7, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO BOOTHBAY HARBOR, MAINE
Boothbay Harbor is about an hour north of Portland, Maine, via Interstate 95. United, Continental, AirTran, Delta, US Airways and JetBlue all offer connecting service (change of planes) to Portland. Restricted...