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  • Emmylou Harris, in the moment

    Emmylou Harris, in the moment
    Emmylou Harris is trailed by a ragtag parade of eager dogs when she answers a knock at the door of the comfortable two-story home on a fenceless parcel a few miles from downtown Nashville, where she lives with her 89-year-old mother, Eugenia. The...
  • Taking a census of Grammy nominees, winners

    Taking a census of Grammy nominees, winners
    Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they? Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...
  • A modernizing Turkey won't give up its charm

    A modernizing Turkey won't give up its charm
    Turkey is changing fast. And it's modernizing fast. For my vacation this year, I hit the road in there, with romantic memories (a few years old) of horse-drawn carriages and villages with economies powered by hay, dung and ducks. Though that rustic old...
  • Foster the People: Pumped up, indeed

    Foster the People: Pumped up, indeed
    The time slot was an unforgiving one and the venue even worse. When Foster the People ambled onstage at noon on the final full day of the nearly weeklong South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March, it was exhaustion rather than...
  • Tips for travelers with allergies

    Tips for travelers with allergies
    Traveling can be tough enough, but if you or other family members suffer from food allergies, hitting the road can be a nightmare. About 4% of adults and up to 8% of children younger than 4 have allergies to various foods and additives, according to the...
  • America's hometowns, found in New England

    America's hometowns, found in New England
    It's autumn in New England The days are getting shorter. Wood piles are stacked high. Geese are flying south, and Indian corn is hanging from the door. People in new L.L. Bean flannels stop their cars in the middle of the road snapping pictures or...
  • Top 13 scariest destinations

      AMERICA'S TOP 13 SCARIEST DESTINATIONS 2010, according to http://www.hauntworld.com 13. Nightmare on the Bayou, Houston: http://www.NightmareOnTheBayou.com 12. House of Torment, Austin, Texas: http://www.TheHouseOfTorment.com 11. The Dent...
  • Malaysian Tioman Island shirks most development, thrives on natural beauty

    Malaysian Tioman Island shirks most development, thrives on natural beauty
    Even when you tell people where Tioman Island is — that it's a patch of jungle off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia — you'll still get no glimmer of comprehension. Fine with me, because that makes Tioman everything I want in a castaway...
  • Skee-ball is the name of game in Brooklyn

    Skee-ball is the name of game in Brooklyn
    The odd coupling of tradition and trendiness that characterizes Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood is perhaps nowhere more evident than at Full Circle Bar, a watering hole on a quiet block that dead-ends at an expressway. Here, young urbanites, who...
  • Where to play skee-ball

    Full Circle Bar, 318 Grand St., Williamsburg, New York; (347) 725-4588, http://www.fullcirclebar.com. Rolling a noncompetitive game costs $1. League play costs $60 for a three-person team. Skee-ball may evoke the bygone days of bustling East Coast...
  • On the Gulf Coast, meet the 'new normal'

    On the Gulf Coast, meet the 'new normal'
    Ask anybody in New Orleans or along the Gulf Coast whether things are normal, and they'll probably tell you about the "new normal." This time the query is about how the Gulf Coast is recovering from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion April 20...