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  • Phil Vettel recommends buffalo chicken wings

    Phil Vettel recommends buffalo chicken wings
    The happy truth about Buffalo (and other style) chicken wings: Respectable to very good wings aren't hard to make. Fry 'em right (that is, until the skin is good and crispy), douse them in sauce (hot sauce, butter and vinegar are the base components of...
  • The president's U.N. speech

    President Obama's speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York was flawed, displaying a type of moral equivalency that does not exist for America's enemies. His claim that "The world is more stable than it was five years ago" is demonstrably...
  • In 2012, big events will bring big crowds to Britain and Ireland

    From the summer Olympics to the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's sinking, several major events will make the British Isles a popular destination in 2012. From July 27 to August 12, London will host the Olympic Games. Leading up to the games, visitors...
  • European bed and breakfasts provide a place to call home

    European bed and breakfasts provide a place to call home
    Staying at a European bed-and-breakfast is a bit like having your own temporary mother while you travel. In the morning, your hostess might help plan your day, tipping you off to the best places for lunch and about the live folk music in the village pub...
  • 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 --...
  • Seeking roots in Europe's emigration museums

    When traveling to Europe, I sometimes crank up the voice of my grandmother telling stories of her journey from Norway to Canada. The boat ride was miserable. The only thing she could keep down was beer -- she became a teetotaler the day she saw the Statue...
  • Pubs, Parades, and St. Patrick's Day in Dublin

    Several years ago, I served as the Grand Marshal for Seattle's St. Patrick's Day parade. That year, the visiting dignitary was Noel Dempsey, then the Irish minister for communications. Noel explained to me that each St. Patrick's Day, the demand for Irish...
  • Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets

    Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more than a tad successful....
  • Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities

    Eating on the cheap in Europe's expensive cities
    Oslo recently overtook Tokyo as the most expensive city in the world. That doesn't surprise me in the least. The last time I was in Oslo, a plain cup of coffee cost $4. Beer, while very good, was $8 a glass. Whether you're in an outlandishly expensive...
  • Brussels agreements increase Germany's role in EU

    VIENNA -- The great economic crisis has given birth to a smaller and tighter monetary union in Europe, under the influence of a Germany that is undergoing a certain estrangement from its European partners. This amounts to a possibly dangerous wager on...
  • St. Patrick's Day at Riley's

    With sincere apologies to, and selective quotations from, Finley Peter Dunne, creator of the immortal Mister Dooley, the Irish barkeep and political sage who first noted that politics ain't beanbag. Francis X. Hennessey looked even more confused than...
  • God save the queen

    God save our gracious Queen Long live our noble Queen God save the Queen Send her victorious Happy and glorious Long to reign over us God save the Queen . . . Sixty years. Sixty years on the throne of the United Kingdom. Can the little...