| Jan 26, 2013
| 6:50 PM
The day I was born, a snow storm was brewing in Tehran — or at least that's what my mother tells me. I am starting to suspect that my introduction into the world on such a turbulent day has played a part in a lifelong obsession I've had with...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
As I sit here at my computer tonight I realize I'm doing what I saw Roger Ebert do so many times before — stopping everything to crank out a deadline appreciation for an artist who has just passed on.
Only this time the artist is Roger. And I...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 10:27 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- A passenger jet bound for London was cancelled at LAX Saturday night after someone phoned in a bomb threat, airport authorities said.
The threat against United Flight 934 was made from a pay phone about 6 p.m., sources...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:00 PM
After 52 years of serving fliers on American Airlines planes, Barbara Beckett is preparing to be grounded.
The Boynton Beach resident was scheduled to take her last trip as a flight attendant Monday from Miami International Airport to London Heathrow...
| May 27, 2012
LONDON — As a Californian, I had forgotten that you don't cancel your life just because it rains. If you did, you'd never see anything in London, at least not recently. And there is much to see.
Too much, in fact. It's a travel buffet, and it's...
| Aug 9, 2011
A reader recently asked, "With Manhattan hotel prices so high, would I be better off staying somewhere else and commuting when I visit New York?" I've heard the similar question from other readers about other expensive city centers. And, as with so many...
| Apr 1, 2012
If you're hoping to book airline tickets for your summer vacation, you may be feeling some extra pain in your pocketbook. A trifecta of factors is playing havoc with airline ticket prices ($1,400 round-trip from LAX to London's Heathrow? Really?) and...
| Jul 24, 2011
When J.G. Ballard died in April 2009, he left behind a body of work dominated by a few key ideas. First were the erotic possibilities of violence, as embodied by his 1973 novel "Crash." Equally important was his sense of suburban life as not just soul-...
| Apr 1, 2012
THE BEST WAY TO CHIPPING CAMPDEN, ENGLAND
From LAX, British, Air New ZeaIand, United, American and Virgin Atlantic offer nonstop service to London, and American, United, KLM, Air Canada, Delta, US Airways, Air France and Lufthansa offer connecting...
| Dec 19, 2010
For years, my husband and I had wanted to take our children to London before the magic of "Peter Pan" and "Mary Poppins" wore off, before the older two became too jaded for the Changing of the Guard and double-decker buses, before they would rather hang...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:51 AM
We were running late for a flight from London's Heathrow Airport when it happened. The security official held up his hand, and shouted for his colleague. A lengthy line of travelers offered sympathetic glances. They knew what this meant.
It was time...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:28 AM
As the designated local pool photographer for President Barack Obama's visit to central Florida, Tuesday, Joe Burbank shares a few observations from Press Van 1 in the presidential motorcade:
• Doesn't the photo above look like an album cover? It...