| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Nicole Kidman's "Grace of Monaco," a biopic about the galvanizing actor-turned-royal originally scheduled for 2013, will open the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. It marks the second straight year that a high-profile, star-studded film originally set for an...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:46 PM
WASHINGTON — Acknowledging "enormous frustration," President Obama said Tuesday that his administration "continues to explore every possible avenue" to help resolve the nearly 3-year-old Syrian civil war, although he again said he had no plans for...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:14 PM
If you’re one of the impatient ones, and have to have a bottle of Brangelina’s latest rosé from Provence right now, you’ll have to jet over to London or France. That’s right. The first bottles of 2013 Château Miraval Côtes de...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:01 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's first state dinner was memorable for who showed up uninvited. His sixth, a high-glitz affair for the president of France scheduled for Tuesday, may be remembered for who was initially invited but did not attend....
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:39 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Bode Miller hasn't won a World Cup race since December 2011, the Beaver Creek downhill in Colorado.
He is 36 years old and coming off micro-fracture knee surgery that forced him to miss all of last season.
He was born in the...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:28 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Now that he has been chosen as the U.S. team's flag bearer for the 2014 Sochi Olympics opening ceremony, Todd Lodwick faces a potentially painful challenge.
Holding the flag.
Less than a month ago, the Nordic combined athlete...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Documentary filmmakers are known to go to extraordinary lengths to get their stories on film, but few have gone as far as Hubert Sauper.
In order to achieve the unusual access to the reality of Africa he provides in his exceptional "We Come as Friends,"...
| Jan 26, 2014
THE BEST WAY TO FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY
From LAX, Lufthansa offers nonstop and connecting service (change of plane) to Munich, Germany, and United, Air France, British and KLM offer connecting service. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $1,224...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:34 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out who has my Super Bowl tickets.
The Skinny: How funny would it have been if right before he delivered the State of the Union address, President Obama barked out, "Omaha! Omaha!" and the entire Cabinet got up and...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:14 PM
What is a Tuesday Night Wine? A friend used the term one evening as we were sipping an expensive wine -- a dense, smoky Côte-Rôtie from the northern Rhone -- for a birthday celebration. Tuesday Night Wine was definitely not what we were drinking.
| Jan 19, 2014
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