| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We're totally soaked, but we don't care.
The sheer power of the water...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 12:02 PM
When I was a young teenager newly suffering from hormone poisoning, I remember being torn between the dirty lowdown sound of the blues and rock and roll and the bright, cheerful harmonies of folk music. The preppy socialite girls liked Peter, Paul and...
| Oct 20, 2013
NEW YORK CITY — Time is running out.
It's my first experience using Citi Bike, the new New York City bike share program, and I've made a terrible mistake, I've lost track of time and now it looks like I won't get my bike back to a docking...
| Nov 3, 2013
Truth is overrated.
Most of the time, it's boring. "The wind blew." So what?
"It blew so hard I saw a chicken lay the same egg twice." Really?
Sometimes telling the truth is necessary, but most of the time the plain truth is just that: plain. It...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Four fascinating things happened in 1955, and one of them was good.
The happy event that year was the opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River, about 15 miles north of the George Washington.
If you are going to Connecticut, by the way,...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:14 AM
A Florida pilot said he felt flat out panic after a bird shattered the front window of his small aircraft -- in mid-air. But if he felt it, he didn't show it: He safely landed the plane moments later.
Rob Weber said he was traveling at 170 mph Saturday...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Much of what you’ll find during this weekend’s eighth annual, three-day Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance car show will be familiar, if seeing your face reflected in the gleaming fender of a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster can be...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Joyce Brown first came to know Pete Seeger as the child of a Philadelphia labor organizer who, along with his friends and neighbors, found himself in the crosshairs of Sen. Joe McCarthy’s Commie-hunting tribunals in the 1950s. Many of her friends&...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:24 PM
On a drizzly, chilly November afternoon, my husband and I navigated the crowded streets of midtown Manhattan, dodging the pointy parts of umbrellas and, as a kindness to others, trying not to poke out anyone's eyeballs with our umbrella.
But a brisk 35-...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:01 PM
In naming Philippe Vergne, a seasoned career museum professional, as its new director, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has opted for fundamentals instead of glitz.
Vergne, 47, arrives with credentials that include more than 20 years running museums or...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:03 PM
NEW YORK – UConn needs to raise its football profile on the national stage, and it can do so by consistently winning big-time games.
Playing in big-time venues won't hurt, either. They don't get much bigger than Yankee Stadium, where the Huskies...