| May 30, 2012
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles.
"I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008...
| Jul 21, 2011
NEW YORK — Belonging to a private club brings perks beyond having a place to brandish a golf club, booze it up with your chums or marry off your daughter in style. Membership often brings reciprocal privileges, meaning you can find a clubby spot...
| Jul 20, 2011
"Andy Warhol's New York City: Four Walks Uptown to Downtown"
Little Bookroom, $14.95
Andy Warhol was a star-struck young man from Pittsburgh when he came to New York after earning a degree in painting and design in his hometown at the Carnegie Institute...
| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 1:07 PM
In the Norwegian capital of Oslo, a big statue of a tiger sits in front of the train station. A local once explained that Oslo is nicknamed the Tiger City because in the 19th century, when country boys visited the wild and crazy "New York City of Norway,"...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 9:03 AM
An early morning fire broke out inside the Greenwich Village town house of rock star Courtney Love, authorities said.
According to FDNY officials, the blaze erupted in a fourth floor bedroom inside the singer's home at 250 West 10th Street near Hudson...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:22 PM
"Those people could be my neighbors," I heard one woman remark at the conclusion of "After the Revolution," the current production at the Next Theatre in Evanston. Actually, Amy Herzog's impressive 2010 play is set in Greenwich Village, where, to...
| Aug 26, 2011
The burly construction workers ignore the lanky man as he dips beneath steel beams, plods through muddy puddles and inches his way past the spinning barrel of a cement mixer. In his neat jeans, button-down shirt and leather brogues, he clearly is not...
| Aug 21, 2011
The brown-leather journal is my passport to Sept. 11, 2001. When I hold it in my hands, images and memories are no further away than yesterday.
I had no notebook with me when my husband and I dropped our children, 8 and 4, at school that morning. Then...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Nathan Lane, one of Broadway's most bankable names and the original star of "The Addams Family" and "The Producers," will appear alongside Brian Dennehy next spring at the Goodman Theatre.The storied duo will star in a new production of Eugene O'Neill's...
| Jul 21, 2011
NEW YORK — The innkeeper wore a Mets cap. He skidded his bike to a stop, removed his backpack, threw the bike's frame over his shoulder and trudged up the granite steps of the townhouse. It was raining, and from behind the wrought-iron doors we...