| Jan 30, 2011
The Magnetic North: Notes From the Arctic Circle by Sara Wheeler (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 302 pp., $26). Calling all explorers! Here is an antidote to your shrinking life (should we go to Home Depot to look at cabinets this weekend, dear?). Sara...
| Sep 4, 2011
In 1937, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay came close to refusing an honorary degree from New York University when she learned she had been excluded from a reception for male recipients of the doctorate at the Waldorf-Astoria and instead was to have a quiet...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Check out festivals and events in December across the state.
Featured destination: Key West
Nov. 27 - Dec. 31: Key West 'Bright' Before Christmans. Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:36 PM
A dip into the Flashback mailbag yields letters about exotic architecture in Tampa, railroad nicknames near and far, and a favorite old-Orlando subject: doughnuts.
Turrets in Tampa?
"Have you ever researched the main building at the University of...
| Dec 8, 2013
•Christmas Show, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, lunch, Dec. 19. $76. PPL Retirees, 610-509-7204.
•"Busy Body," Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, dinner, March 19, $76. "Anybody for Murder," Rainbow Dinner Comedy Theater, April 2. $65....
| Sep 18, 2013
Amid the political firestorm over the renovation of the Illinois State Capitol, it is worth remembering the criticism that was visited upon the reconstruction of the U.S. Capitol's dome during the Civil War.
Too expensive, the critics railed, as if to...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Watching the debut this week of Al Jazeera America, I couldn't help but remember reviewing the first week of Erin Burnett's show on CNN in October 2011.
I say this not to rip Burnett again, but because her attitude toward the Occupy Wall Street...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:19 AM
One thing to know about our club
We are the Harrington Design Book Club at Harrington College of Design. Our club initially aimed to include both faculty and students, but our students tell us they have no time for reading for enjoyment! We have evolved...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
So who are these hot new handymen and models on Built? Style Network turns the camera on guys who model and remodel in its new 10-episode series Built, airing Mondays at 9pm ET beginning Jan. 28. The series follows five male models – Shane Duffy,...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Is it too rainy or too sunny to be outdoors? If so, spend your day inside at one of South Florida's museum. You can learn about anything from science experiments and fossils to mapping the stars and alligator wrestling.
1. Flagler Museum -- One Whitehall...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 11:32 AM
I would bet you shillings to cents that at least 90% of the people who watch “Downton Abbey,” which returns to these TV shores on Sunday, would rather be the “upstairs” folk, the titled Crawley family, than the “downstairs&...