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  • Cruises: Drinking in the ambience aboard Rotterdam VI

    Cruises: Drinking in the ambience aboard Rotterdam VI
    Rarely has a city been as in love with a shipping company as Rotterdam, Netherlands, is with the Holland America line. So July 3, when the 1997 Rotterdam VI left the Netherlands' second-largest city for New York City, the Dutch turned out in force to...
  • Joe Kubert dies at 85; comics artist created 'Sgt. Rock'

    Joe Kubert was never a superstar comics artist — his work didn't have the necessary bombast or polished edges — but the man who drew ragged, soulful soldiers in "Sgt. Rock," "The Haunted Tank" and "Enemy Ace" did something his characters would...
  • Family tree finds a lost branch

    Family tree finds a lost branch
    The moment he saw her, Floyd Harris stretched his arms open and embraced the sister he never knew. He held her close for a few moments and rocked from side to side. Gripping her cane, Emma Lee Harris Thomas hugged Harris back with one arm, a wide grin...
  • 125 years old, 305 feet tall: Happy Birthday, Statue of Liberty

    125 years old, 305 feet tall: Happy Birthday, Statue of Liberty
    As snow fell across New York harbor, Isabel Belarsky said she clutched her mother, Clara, aboard a passenger ship that puttered toward Ellis Island, and wondered what their new lives would bring. The year was 1930. About a week earlier, the 10 year-old...
  • New York: In the footsteps of Titanic survivors

    New York: In the footsteps of Titanic survivors
    NEW YORK — As you may have heard, the Titanic never reached New York. But about 700 of its passengers and crew did get here on the night of April 18, 1912, three days after the sinking. In fact, their arrival drew a crowd of thousands to the...
  • Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson

    Book review: 'The Warmth of Other Suns' by Isabel Wilkerson
    The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration Isabel Wilkerson Random House: 622 pp, $30 It was an all-too-familiar dispatch from a particular time and place. The Clarks, a young black family of four, were trying to improve...
  • Go away with Katie Barberi

    Go away with Katie Barberi
    Born in Mexico and raised in the United States, actress-singer Katie Barberi fondly recalls a childhood where her family moved to dozens of cities in both countries to accommodate her parents' careers. "I loved it," says Barberi, 40. "I'm sure my love...
  • Another kind of guide

    Another kind of guide
    The way to approach Texas is from space — you see the United States, the land mass south of everything looms up at the bottom of the country, Oklahoma rushes past, the sky gets dusty, boom, you're in a used-car lot outside Dallas, humid. Texas is so...
  • 'Top Chef' shows it has the recipe for success

    'Top Chef' shows it has the recipe for success
    Any number of television's competition shows seem to take special — perhaps sadistic — pleasure in dispatching their also-rans to reality's netherworlds. "The Apprentice" sends the defeated off with "You're fired!," the vanquished in...
  • Chris Giftos' Gift For Entertaining

    Chris Giftos' Gift For Entertaining
    If you're feeling a bit stressed about your holiday entertaining plans, listening to Chris Giftos talk about his experiences should calm you. There was the time that then-First Lady Hillary Clinton was coming for a dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of...
  • As bus tour continues, Sarah Palin checks in with Fox News execs

    As bus tour continues, Sarah Palin checks in with Fox News execs
    After visiting Ellis Island in New York on Wednesday, Sarah Palin swung by the midtown Manhattan headquarters of Fox News, where she met with senior executives, including network chief Roger Ailes. It's unclear whether network officials pressed Palin...