| Apr 24, 2011
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.
| Feb 12, 2011
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,...
| Jul 20, 2011
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...
| Jun 26, 2011
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...
| Sep 5, 2010
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...
| Oct 18, 2010
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...
| Oct 31, 2010
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...
| Jan 16, 2011
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...
| Feb 4, 2011
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...
| Feb 1, 2011
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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...
| Dec 26, 2010
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...