| Nov 14, 2013
| 9:20 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:14 AM
No, you didn't read that headline incorrectly. A mostly government-funded program in Amsterdam pays alcoholics who clean street litter with beer.
It's all part of the Rainbow Foundation, a program started last year to help give alcoholics, homeless and...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:55 AM
“The Manor,” Mac Griswold’s meticulous scholarly history of an estate and a family, begins with an eerie discovery.
As Griswold is boating around Shelter Island, near the eastern tip of Long Island, she spies “a big yellow house,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:30 AM
TAULL, Spain - Sebastian Cordero's "Such Is Life in the Tropics," Luigi Forlani's "Silver Mountain" and Maximiliano Schonfeld's "The Black Frost" feature among 10 projects at the 5th Puentes Europe-Latin America Producers Workshop.
A one-year training-...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Sebastian Cordero's "Such Is Life in the Tropics," Luigi Forlani's "Silver Mountain" and Maximiliano Schonfeld's "The Black Frost" feature among 10 projects at the 5th Puentes Europe-Latin America Producers Workshop.
A one-year training-networking course...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Restaurant Lastage, about a 10-minute walk from the Central Station in Amsterdam, is a real gem with a Michelin star, elegant service and reasonable prices. Reservations are necessary. We found it by accident and were given a table because of a last-...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 7:03 PM
DENVER — At 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday, a harried Jay Griffin shouted to the crowd pressed against the roped-off lines leading to his storefront counter: "One minute until we make history!"
Sixty seconds later, he and a handful of other pot shop...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:53 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:18 AM
American author Ridley Pearson met with Teenlink at the 30th annual Miami Book Fair International to talk about his young reader adventure novels “The Kingdom Keepers” and “Peter and the Starcatchers,” as well as his newest novel,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Netflix is launching into its next international market this week.
As of Sept. 11, the Netherlands will become the latest addition to the streaming service's growing global roster, according to sources.
A spokesman for Netflix declined comment.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:52 PM
The news Monday of a lost but rediscovered painting by Vincent van Gogh has everything art needs to become a big media story: major celebrity, fooled experts, lottery-scale riches and a back-story worthy of “Antiques Roadshow.”
A canvas by...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...