| Jan 7, 2011
For certain people, finding and triumphing over the world's hottest chile is one of those captivating, extreme pursuits like climbing Mt. Everest or running an ultramarathon in Death Valley in July. Even for nonparticipants, the spectacle of the quest...
| Feb 27, 2011
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-...
| Oct 17, 2010
The Masque of Africa Glimpses of African Belief
Alfred A. Knopf: 256 pp., $26.95
V.S. Naipaul's world is what it is, a place with little sentimentality for the powerless.
That world has been constructed from more than five decades of...
| Feb 8, 2010
In the Holmby Hills chateau where Michael Jackson lived his final months, Dr. Conrad Murray seemed a benevolent figure.
The physician arrived at night dressed in scrubs or a neat blazer and slacks, offering a ready smile for the household staff, and...
| Apr 10, 2009
| 5:13 PM
Total time: 8 minutes
Note: From Eddie Perez at the Foundry restaurant, who recommends making this drink with Noilly Prat vermouth and a Trinidad rum made from sugarcane juice such as 10 Cane Rum.
1 large pear
1/4 cherimoya (grapefruit-...
| Apr 12, 2009
When President Obama attends the Summit of the Americas next week, he will encounter a wellspring of goodwill in Latin America toward the young leader who reminds so many there of their favorite American president, John F. Kennedy. And yet he will...
| Apr 17, 2009
President Obama pledged Thursday that the U.S. would become a better partner in curbing the flow of arms that have aggravated a bloody drug war in Mexico, but acknowledged that political realities make it tough for him to ban some of the most potent...
| Feb 1, 2009
From San Diego to Humboldt County, these are times of difficulty for hoteliers and opportunity for travelers.
Here are the nine waterfront lodgings I used on my toe-to-tip California road trip in early January, followed by four I looked at and liked....
| Feb 8, 2009
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
| Feb 16, 2009
Putting aside concerns over a worsening economy, rising crime and increasing social polarization, Venezuelan voters gave President Hugo Chavez a resounding victory Sunday on a constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for reelection...
| Apr 27, 2008
The world's a stage, and the public revelries that happen all over it are a tribute to mankind's pan-cultural capacity for collective joy.
Here's a calendar of international festivals, events and open-to-everyone parties for April that are worth...