| Dec 2, 2009
| 5:47 PM
| Jul 5, 2009
Lately, English-language publishers have developed an unfortunate habit with crime fiction in translation: Instead of starting at the very beginning of a series -- as Pantheon did in bringing out the 10-book "Story of Crime" opus by Swedes Maj Sjowall and...
| Feb 24, 2009
Saturn V, V-2 designer
Konrad Dannenberg, 96, a German rocket scientist who was part of Wernher von Braun's team that helped put the first American astronauts on the moon, died Feb. 16 of natural causes at a Huntsville, Ala.,...
| Sep 21, 2009
Like a lot of kids in the summer of 1972, I was riveted by a strange spectacle unfolding in Iceland: a chess match between Soviet grandmaster Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer, the mercurial young American.
The games weren't televised -- Fischer...
| Jan 23, 2005
For tourist information on select foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the country's U.N. mission or delegation.
Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:20 PM
For most of John Ruppert's career, metal sculpture has been a major focus, but he has added photography to his pursuits lately. Some of the results can be sampled and savored in an exhibit at C. Grimaldis Gallery titled "The Iceland Project."
| Dec 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
As details continue to emerge about the two year-investigation into Ross William Ulbricht, an unassuming 29-year-old and alleged founder of the massive online drug market Silk Road, one important piece of information remains cloaked in shadow: How did the...
| Nov 13, 2013
North Atlantic eclipse
In recent years, travelers in search of a total eclipse of the sun have had to scurry to places as far away as the Gobi Desert or Madagascar. The Great Canadian Travel Co. has a trip somewhat closer to home for the next eclipse,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Olivia’s life isn’t finished imploding, which is both entertaining and frustrating to watch. I think half of the joy of watching “Scandal” is being able to route for Olivia as she ruthlessly ensures the best outcome for her client....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:04 AM
Gardeners are not the only ones waiting for heat relief. Many flowers like to feel the chill in the air too. Summer heat, humidity and rains are tough on many of our favorites but now these are going to love the cooler weather and you should too.
| Sep 13, 2013
Re. "Climate-change science is immune to politics," Mailbag, (Sept. 3): Letter writer Jamie Dow claims science has proven man-made global warming and that this conclusion has nothing to do with politics. I believe she is mistaken.
Most of the reports...