| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:49 AM
LONDON -- A British power engineer found shot to death in Libya this week was officially identified Saturday.
The British Foreign Office released a statement on behalf of his family identifying the victim as Mark De Salis. He had been working for the...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Inside Llewyn Davis," Joel and Ethan Coen's darkly comic odyssey set against the 1960s New York folk-music scene, swept the National Society of Film Critics' top prizes on Saturday, winning awards for picture, director, actor Oscar Isaac and...
| Jun 23, 2013
Artist Roderick Smith will give a slide presentation of his trip by ferry through the Inside Passage to Fox Island in Resurrection Bay. Smith, who painted and wrote along the way, will describe the inner journey of an artist in...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Cruise! A Guide to Ships and Trips From SutroMedia by Anne Chalfant
$3.99 for iOS and Android
What it is: a comprehensive guide for everyone from the Baby Cruiser to an Old Salt. Helpful filters sort cruises based on price, pampering, and travel-...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Not only did I recently complete a 10-day trip with a mere three pairs of underwear, but by the end of those 10 days, no one seemed to mind sitting next to me. The trick: None of the underwear was made of cotton.
Similarly, I have taken extensive...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:22 PM
We present Tribune Newspapers' Geography Challenge, timed to coincide with the National Geographic Society's Geography Awareness Week, Nov. 11-17. Many questions come from this year's National Geographic Bee (nationalgeographic.com/geobee), sponsored...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:45 AM
It's safe to say the Kitt Super Jet boat ride set to open Friday at Italy's Movieland ranks as the craziest and strangest theme park attraction debuting anywhere in the world this summer.
Photos: Kitt Super Jet boat ride at Italy's Movieland
| May 8, 2013
Folk often tell me, at this time of year, that they're taking a trip to Napa Valley to "really learn about wine." That's like saying that someone needs to go to Rome to really learn how to be Catholic, or to St. Andrews to get the game of golf.
| Mar 15, 2013
| 1:51 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a review of existing evidence on the health value of fixes to housing, researchers say that improving buildings to enhance "thermal comfort" - with central heating or insulation, for instance - pays off in both physical...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:23 PM
Drinking just got even more social.
A Scotland-based brewery has created what it’s calling the world’s first “Twitter beer.” BrewDog brewery had its Twitter followers, Facebook fans and blog readers vote on ingredients for a beer...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:15 PM
After Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mt. Everest, everyone knew Hillary's name. Far fewer knew about his indispensable partner, George Lowe.
Hillary and his friend Lowe were the only two New Zealanders on the 1953 expedition to the top of the...
| Jan 29, 2013
Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner
Lead singer and guitarist for Ohio Players
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, 69, lead singer and guitarist for the Ohio Players, a band that fused rock, soul and funk for a string of R&B hits in the 1970s, died Saturday in a Dayton...