| Jul 12, 2010
| 1:34 PM
Even though many of his SoHo neighbors thought that "Prince Josef von Habsburg-Lothringen of Austria" was a little strange, few of them would have ever guessed how bizarre the truth behind the alleged crown was.
According to authorities, Prince von...
| Jul 31, 2010
DENVER — I was about three sips into a boozy four-city, 13-brewery tour of this beer mecca when I got a warning.
Troy Barker, a 31-year-old bartender from Laramie, Wyo., also once had grand, thirsty plans for Colorado's Front Range, the flat land...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 9:41 AM
For many beer lovers, there is no journey more coveted than a pilgrimage to the village of Westvleteren near Belgium's Flanders Fields. There, the Trappist Abbey of St. Sixtus produces very rare beer, arguably the best in the world.
Though most of the...
| Aug 29, 2010
This 2-year-old house inspired by the historic homes of Belgium feels as if it could be sitting in the countryside rather than in a Santa Monica neighborhood just blocks from the boutiques on Montana Avenue.
The house, completed in 2008, is constructed...
| Jan 15, 2011
By what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...
| Jan 24, 2011
Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Few beers are a better match for the decadent, fatty foods we eat in winter than a Flanders red ale and its close, often indistinguishable, cousin oud bruin (old brown).
That's because the two styles are sour and acidic, with sharp, fruity notes that...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 4:27 PM
“Concerning we the American people losing a lot of our freedoms in our country today, I feel we’re losing those freedoms due to the fact that we abuse those freedoms. For example, people abuse alcohol use, and then they abuse smoking. I feel...
| Sep 5, 2010
New York Review Books: 560 pp., $17.95 paper
In 1941, a doctor told Georges Simenon that he had two years to live. The famously prolific author eventually learned the diagnosis was wrong (he died in 1989), but the...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 1:07 PM
A television program filmed last summer at Fort Frederick Sate Park will air tonight on the National Geographic Channel.
"Caught by the SS: The Wereth Eleven" documents the final days of 11 African-American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion...
| 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-...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:13 AM
Organizers of an upcoming international youth performance in Charlevoix are seeking host families to house the performers while they are in town.
Symbolica an all-boy flag waving dance group from Belgium will present performance at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,...