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Sarasota, FL There might not be trapeze artists, clowns, and ringmasters, but Sarasota is still anticipating the next greatest show on earth. The inaugural Ringling International Arts Festival—a partnership between the Baryshinikov Arts Center i...
FOXX HOLES? Comedian Jamie Foxx's portrayal of Ray Charles in the movie Ray has made him an early contender for an Oscar, but it was a golf movie that was supposed to be Foxx's breakout film. Two years ago New Line Cinema bought the rights to Ingl...
Being a restless spirit does not mean I sleep poorly in a strange bed. On the contrary. I’ve slept well everywhere—whether a dirt-floored safari tent in Kenya’s northern frontier or the opulent Vera Wang Suite at Oahu’s Halekulani. Carefree outpos...
Given the recent hoop-la in Miami, where so many hotel openings have been vying for the spotlight, it was fitting that the July launch of the W South Beach—the first W in town—featured the obligatory barrage of fame and fashion, as partygoers prow...
Imagine showing up at the local Y to play three-on-three with your pals and seeing Kobe Bryant practicing his jump shot and crossover dribble on a nearby court. Picture going to a batting cage with your child and finding Alex Rodriguez at work rip...
Props to the British engineer F. W. Lanchester for inventing the power­boat more than a century ago. To be precise, he was the first to connect a screw propeller to a gasoline engine and mount it on a recreational vessel. Lanchester was part of th...
See our slideshow of the World’s Top Late-Night Restaurants How do you coax Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy Manhattan chefs to sit down for three hours? Put them in the company of friends and culinary ...
In the brief months since President Obama was elected, his daughters, Malia and Sasha, have visited the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin, strolled the beaches of Hawaii with their dad, curtseyed to Queen Elizabeth, and had an audience with the Pope. W...
Kudos to Sophy Roberts for her superb article on Ladakh. I first came to know the region while reading Ancient Futures by Helena Norberg-Hodge, the Swedish-American linguist who put this nook of a place on the map. She wrote about traditional Lada...
Question: What do Robert Rauschenberg, Cindy Sherman, and John Waters have to do with cruise ships? Answer: Absolutely nothing. Until now, that is—works by these artists and many more have found a home aboard the new M.V. Mercury, where art and d...
Cultural Hit List Art Europe London "Louise Bourgeois," at Tate Modern (Oct. 10–Jan. 20; tate.org.uk). Surrealist, Expressionist, and conceptual artist Bourgeois is still going strong in her nineties. This show, which spans seven decades of dra...
See our slideshow of the 45 Best New Hotels of 2009. In compiling Travel + Leisure’s fourth annual It List, our editors once again visited hundreds of new hotels around the globe. What makes 2009 different?Properties closer to home really caught ...
Riviera Maya, Mexico Rosewood Mayakobá Freestanding suites—all 128 of them around a jungle lagoon. 888/767-3966; rosewoodmayakoba.com; doubles from $695. Atlantic Beach, Florida One Ocean Resort Hotel & Spa A Spanish-style 193-room hotel on t...
“I had hoped to visit a friend in Africa this summer,” admits Susan McCombs, of Kensington, California. “But with recent increases in fuel and ticket prices, I’m not sure I’ll ever get there.” For Kathleen Kamerick of Iowa City, Iowa, “Flying is s...
Florida may seem an unlikely destination for a midsummer escape, but low season means great deals on restaurants, hotels, and airfare with JetBlue and Song competing to offer the best price. And a flurry of development has made Fort Lauderdale the...