Over 100 hand-selected films will be screened in wine country this week at the Sonoma International Film Festival.

It’s a weekend of openings! Don’t miss these top picks. Sonoma International Film Festival Sonoma is best known as a destination for stunning scenery and world-famous wineries, and every spring for the past 18 years, it also becomes a destination for some of the best independent films. The Sonoma...

What to do in Kauai with kids

Hawaii’s oldest island, Kauai has a diverse collection of cultural areas, from geological wonders and sacred sites to small towns where locals have been operating family-owned businesses for generations. You’ll need a car to get around, but be sure to explore on foot and mingle with locals to...

Hoover Dam aerial view

At the time it was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, Hoover Dam was the largest manmade structure in the world. The dam is composed of more than 4.5 million cubic feet of concrete—enough to build a two-lane highway between Seattle, Wash., and Miami, Fla.; at 726 feet tall, it's...

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

“Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection” is an exhibit of the former U.S. secretary of state’s famous pins, currently showing at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The exhibit is an interesting intersection of art, fashion, symbols and politics. And it all started with a snake pin. Albright spoke...

Thirty stories above Times Square, a lounge called Skylark offers Midtown sightlines as good as they get without hitching a drone. The aerie's floor-to-ceiling glass overlooks glowing avenue corridors, the Empire State Building, the Hudson River and skyscraping antennas that shift through pulsing...

With the world premiere of Lives of the Saints at The Duke on 42nd Street, playwright David (Venus in Fur) Ives proves himself master of the short form. A five-actor ensemble populates six one-acts driven by Ives’ knowing, witty, often laugh-out-loud take on the absurdity of human behavior. In "...

Hotel cancellation policies

Hotels are beginning to follow the example of airlines in the form of stricter cancellation policies, and today's travelers need to read the fine print to understand when they could be charged a penalty. This winter, hotel brands Hilton and Marriott announced plans to charge guests who cancel on...

Whether you're a yogi, a healthy eater, an earth-friendly tree hugger, or a person who's just looking to have a good time, you must must must check out the one festival they call Wanderlust.  Born from three longtime friends living in New York, Wanderlust was created in 2008 by co-founder Jeff...

Welcome to Andersonville Chicago

Every year in October, usually the weekend before Halloween, I’d get my girls in their Halloween costumes and head over to Andersonville for the annual Trick or Treat on Clark Street. Kids and parents pop in and out of the businesses along this main commercial strip, between a few blocks south of...

THE ARMORY SHOW, March 5-8 Thousands head to this extravaganza of modern and contemporary art, now in its 17th year. Named for a former location, the vast hall of the Lexington Avenue Armory, the fair moved in 1999 to the Hudson River piers, now high-visibility stages for serious collectors,...

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