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  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 28, 1940

     
    May 28, 1940: “Linda Darnell, locationing at Lone Pine, Cal., where the thermometer has been scoring 114, postcards she's lost seven pounds,” Jimmie Fidler says....
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 29, 1940

     
    May 29, 1940: “Lyle Talbot gave N.Y.ers a sample of Hollywood by dating seven lovelies on as many Broadway nights,” Jimmie Fidler says....
  • New house is straight out of the Old World

    New house is straight out of the Old World
    This 2-year-old house inspired by the historic homes of Belgium feels as if it could be sitting in the countryside rather than in a Santa Monica neighborhood just blocks from the boutiques on Montana Avenue. The house, completed in 2008, is constructed...
  • Noah Charney's 'Stealing the Mystic Lamb': Book Review

    Noah Charney's 'Stealing the Mystic Lamb': Book Review
    By what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...
  • Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers

    Queen Elizabeth liner caters to formal cruisers
    Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
  • Book review: 'Pedigree' by Georges Simenon

    Book review: 'Pedigree' by Georges Simenon
    Pedigree A Novel Georges Simenon New York Review Books: 560 pp., $17.95 paper In 1941, a doctor told Georges Simenon that he had two years to live. The famously prolific author eventually learned the diagnosis was wrong (he died in 1989), but the...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Monschau, even lovelier the second time around

    Monschau, even lovelier the second time around
    A few years ago I got lost in the woods near the eastern border of Belgium. I was looking for Battle of the Bulge sites, and before I knew it I had crossed into Germany. The little road I was on rounded a bend and came into a clearing where I saw, in...
  • Top 13 for 2013: Best new rides at theme parks around the world

    Top 13 for 2013: Best new rides at theme parks around the world
    It already seems like 2013 is shaping up as a great year for ride enthusiasts around the world, as a number of new theme parks are planned for Asia and several major attractions are in the works for Europe. > Photos: Best new international theme park...
  • Adventures on Tintin's home turf in Brussels

    Adventures on Tintin's home turf in Brussels
    Director Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" starts innocently enough — with Tintin, it always does — at a flea market, where the dauntless boy reporter finds an old model boat. But blistering barnacles! — as his buddy Capt....
  • Book review: 'On Black Sisters Street'

    Book review: 'On Black Sisters Street'
    In Chika Unigwe's novel "On Black Sisters Street," the snow-covered streets of Antwerp, Belgium, are a beacon of freedom to the four disadvantaged African women who serve as the book's protagonists. Recruited in Lagos, Nigeria, by a fat slug of a sex...