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  • Go Away With ... Stephen Lang

    A stage, film and television actor, Stephen Lang, is known for his commanding roles. One of the stars of "Avatar," the 59-year-old New Yorker may currently be seen in the Fox series "Terra Nova." Lang's love of traveling began early. "The first trip I...
  • Going Dutch on a day trip from Amsterdam

    Going Dutch on a day trip from Amsterdam
    When researching my guidebooks, almost by definition I have to revisit the same places. But I also like to take a few day trips here and there to scout out new destinations -- both for future editions and for future TV shows. On my last visit to Europe, I...
  • The Netherlands: Comfort and joy at Apenheul primate park

     The Netherlands: Comfort and joy at Apenheul primate park
    APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS — Dozens of black-and-yellow squirrel monkeys scampered around us, some running above on high ropes, others swooping in close to us as we walked. This was one of the many delights of the Apenheul, a primate park in rural...
  • Paying alcoholics in beer to clean Amsterdam streets: Good or bad?

    Paying alcoholics in beer to clean Amsterdam streets: Good or bad?
    A group of chronic alcoholics was a nuisance in Amsterdam’s Oosterpark. So the group was put to work -- in exchange for beer, Agence France-Presse reports. Thanks to a program supported by donations and state funds, they work three days a week,...
  • Slum tourism

    Slum tourism
    When Marie Antoinette wanted to escape the confines and pressures of courtly life, she retreated to her quaint Petit Hameau where she and her companions donned their finest peasant frocks and pretended to be poor. A century later, fashionable Londoners...
  • Former MOCA curator resigns as head of Amsterdam museum

    Former MOCA curator resigns as head of Amsterdam museum
    In an interesting twist for those watching the empty chair in the director's office at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam director Ann Goldstein has resigned from that position. Goldstein has been identified as a possible successor...
  • Rumors of a MOCA return amid director's resignation

    Rumors of a MOCA return amid director's resignation
    This story has been updated. See details below. Ann Goldstein, a former senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, resigned as director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Wednesday, intensifying speculation that she could be MOCA's next director....
  • Clinical depression may accelerate aging process, study says

    Severe depression doesn't just affect the mind, it may also attack the body on a cellular level by speeding up the aging process, according to a new study. In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychology, researchers in California and...
  • Another golden age for Amsterdam

    Amsterdam is a laboratory of progressive living and tolerance, bottled inside Europe's most 17th-century city. Like Venice, this city is a patchwork quilt of canal-bordered islands, anchored upon millions of wooden pilings. But unlike its dwelling-in-the-...
  • Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'

    Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'
    Novelist Donna Tartt doesn't publish very often — her engrossing new book, “The Goldfinch,” is her first since 2002's “The Little Friend,” which itself trailed her wildly popular fictional debut, “The Secret History,&...
  • Europe's dirty little art secret

     Europe's dirty little art secret
    The outrage sparked by the clumsy handling of a Nazi-looted art trove in Munich, which was revealed this month, shows the urgent need for transparency in the art world, from museums to auction houses to private collections. For years this rarefied world...
  • World cruises still a popular option for affluent travelers

    World cruises still a popular option for affluent travelers
    Industry specialists say world cruises are gaining in popularity among well-heeled travelers who no longer want to hold off on bucket list trips and once-in-a-lifetime vacations until the economy fully recovers. These extended cruises, which typically...