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The early American settlers called it "the starving time," and accounts of the winter of 1609-1610 were so ghastly, and so morbid, that scholars weren't sure if the stories were true. George Percy, then president of the English settlement of Jamestown...
What traveler hasn't landed in a dreamed-of destination and found it crawling with tourists, fast-food franchises, name-brand stores and dollar-a-beer bars? The good bones of Charleston, S.C., which made the World Monuments Fund's list of imperiled...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesIn a wide-ranging trip to Europe this year, I found three major new museums to love: in Amsterdam, the first satellite branch of Russia's celebrated Hermitage; in Rome, a long-awaited museum for contemporary arts that is a work of art itself; and in...
Culture MonsterCharlotte Stoudt discusses love, art, and back facials with "Play Dates" star Rob Nagle...
L.A. at HomeFrom the moment in 1800 when John and Abigail Adams moved into a still-unfinished Georgian residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to the day in March when Michelle Obama began tilling a vegetable garden on the South Lawn, the White House has been many...
Culture MonsterAs the daughter of Hollywood royalty, Mamie Gummer knows a thing or two about the inner workings of the social elite. But in her latest role, Gummer -- whose mother is Meryl Streep -- will draw on history to channel......
Brand X Files: Alicia Keys marries. Have elites abandoned us? Lindsay Lohan in rehab for meth addiction?Brand XAlicia Keys marries producer Swizz Beatz: Wedding in Corsica officiated by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Guests reportedly include Bono and Queen Latifah. (N.Y. Post) The new normal: Growth is slowing, and the odds are that unemployment will rise, not fall, in the...
All The RageGossip, first impressions, trends in the making, celebrities and style setters. QVC is coming to the Academy Awards. That's right, QVC. The home shopping network is turning the red carpet into a literal marketplace, throwing a live-for-TV party at the.......
Hartford Courant Staff WriterFrom the heavy guns of a seacoast fort through battle-scarred Yorktown and the swampy outskirts of Richmond, the Virginia Peninsula tells the story of a massive war campaign and the evolution of warfare. Along this finger of land cut by the York and...
Times Staff WriterYou see them everywhere on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the weekend sailors. They are unmistakable with their deep tans, their baggy shorts, their frayed polo shirts, their Top-Siders worn without socks. Some may not even own their own boats, much less win...
Special to The TimesCraving a vacation at sea but unwilling to fly to a port, Jay and Shelly Schwartz hopped a taxi from their home in Maryland and within an hour were boarding the Galaxy in Baltimore, Celebrity Cruises' new departure point for 10- and 11-night Caribbean...
Times Staff WriterCall it prefab luxury decorating: If you like what you see in a cushy hotel suite, take the whole thing home. You can buy the tables, chairs, towels, martini glasses, even the bed. About the only thing you can't take with you is the maid. As the idea of...
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