Winter sky from the High Line by GL Kraut“I love it. It’s like a piquino paradise in the sky!” raves Zoraida Robinson, a hard-working Puerto Rican immigrant with an eye for al fresco retreats.
Do you consider travel lit to be fluffy vacuous text about beaches and restaurants inserted as space filler into photo spreads?
Before I give a holla to the above mentioned house niggas, I need to explain exactly who they are. Have you seen the movie 12 Years A Slave?
Today our morning walk turns into a two-hour hike around the countryside. We pass two churches going back to the 12th Century and also enter a school that was active in 1178.
We live on Ocean Parkway, with Brighton Beach and the Atlantic Ocean only a few minutes drive away. There is no money to speak of, but we always get by.
After the solitary and starlit night previously related, some guests arrived at Bantayan Island beach resort.
In our last episode, we wondered aloud why cockfighting abounds in this remote part of The Philippines.
The roosters swaggered around like Mick and Keith, with dangerously sharp spurs attached to their legs.
Today, I sit on my Mexican ranch with a warm sun overhead and a fresh breeze rustling the cornfields all around.
Back when I lived in Paris, one of the comically incongruous things I saw was a most pathetic Pere Noel with a guelle de bois (face of wood = hangover), peeing in the snow with a painful grin, on the legendary Boulevard St.
It isn't just the library books that are well-stacked.Librarians have nice racks. Yet, these nice bookracks are getting even nicer, since many now stock Fresh Wind & Strange Fire, thanks to a recent review in the illustrious Library Journal.
Two enormous pyramids jut from the sun-baked land like mother earth wearing my grandmother's conical bra.
The new Hobbit film is a fun and eye-dazzling expansion of the classic book. Plus, Evangeline Lilly makes it truly worthy of the name Fantasy Lit.
Two years ago, I became a Peace Corps trainee, which now feels like a billion years ago. I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and searching for...
When I first drove across the border from Anglo-America to Latino-America, three items comforted me like adult teddy bears: my passport, the gun in a metal box under my seat (Yes, weapons can get you arrested, but on those rare occasions when smoozing and negotiating accomplish nothing, I prefer to be judged by one than carried by six.
For people around the globe who want a brief, no-bullshit summary of Thanksgiving, here it is. Everything began around 1620.
Have you ever wondered how the aggressive empire-building Maya of classic times transformed into the comparatively amenable Maya of today?
Much thanks and many hugs go out to the people who were gathered yesterday at Garrison & Garrison Books in San Miguel to celebrate the Mexico release of Fresh Wind & Strange Fire.
He was born in the small city of Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1872. He was the son of a military officer and the grandson of Scottish immigrants.
Well, I guess it's settled. Sandra Bullock will be nominated for this year's Best Actress Oscar. She may not win it, but she has to be the frontrunner.