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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Bumping into Father Flynn once again

    I first came face to face with Father Flynn in 1957. I was in the fifth grade and I had to answer for the D grades Sister Mary Judith gave me in behavior. Father told me I would hang from the flagpole at Saint Frances of Rome if I were to continue such...
  • Cecil B. DeMille Honoree Woody Allen Chosen for his Global Flair

    It's no wonder the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. picked Woody Allen as the recipient of this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award. No longer just a fixture of WASP-y upper east side Manhattan (he somewhat manages a paralytic fear of flying), Allen is...
  • French court OKs extradition of Kazakh billionaire on fraud charges

    French court OKs extradition of Kazakh billionaire on fraud charges
    PARIS -- French judges ruled Thursday that a Kazakh billionaire and dissident accused of embezzling up to $6 billion in what is believed to be one of the world's largest fraud cases should be extradited to Russia or Ukraine. Both countries have demanded...
  • Karl Lagerfeld sketches for Elizabeth Taylor auctioned in West Palm Beach

    Karl Lagerfeld sketches for Elizabeth Taylor auctioned in West Palm Beach
    Karl Lagerfeld before he was THE Karl Lagerfeld: That’s what an auction Saturday in West Palm Beach is all about. Palm Beach Modern Auctions has a 50-year-old archive of sketches, many of them by the fashion maestro behind the French house of...
  • Europe distilled: From bottled moonshine to sunshine

    Finishing dinner at Rome's Ristorante da Fortunato, my friend Stefano explains that his greatest joy is an after-dinner drink called grappa. I try my best to enjoy the local firewater and fail. Sipping the grappa, Stefano instructs me: "You must not be in...
  • What's new in Italy in 2014

    What's new in Italy in 2014
    Even when it's hot, crowded, or on strike, Italy is lots of fun. More than any other Western European country, though, travelers to Italy need up-to-date information to travel smart, saving both time and money. Here are a few updates to help you make...
  • Avoiding Lines: The Long and the Short of It

    As far as I'm concerned, there are two IQs for travelers: those who queue ... and those who don't. If you plan ahead, you can avoid nearly every line that tourists suffer through (except for security checks). Many museums are free one day a month -- a...
  • Time travel on Rome's ancient Appian Way

    The Appian Way -- Rome's gateway to the East -- was Europe's first super highway and the wonder of its day. Built in 312 B.C., it connected Rome with Capua (near Naples), running in a straight line for much of the way. Eventually it stretched 400 miles to...
  • Finding great art in Europe's smaller museums

    Finding great art in Europe's smaller museums
    For many travelers, a visit to one of the great treasure-chest museums -- Paris' Louvre, London's British Museum, Rome's Vatican -- is the highlight of a European trip. But sometimes a march through endless galleries dense with other tourists can be a...
  • The best and worst of Europe

    The best and worst of Europe
    Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning a trip. But how to select the right destination? It ultimately depends on your interests and your tastes --...
  • What's new in Italy for 2013

    Italy has more of Europe's cultural heritage than any other country -- and the Italians are doing a fine job of sharing it with their visitors. Here is the latest, gleaned from my guidebook research for 2013: Rome has made visiting the Vatican Museum...
  • Impressions of Italy

    I'm lucky that my work allows me to spend a good part of the year in Italy. Here, lifelong travel memories are like low-hanging fruit: They're yours to harvest. Even after 30 years, Italy continues to pelt me with experiences and delight me with new...