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IN THE AIR Logging on at 30,000 feet will soon be much simpler, now that several companies are launching Internet-access systems for commercial aircraft. First up is Tenzing Communications, whose technology is being installed now on certain Air C...
To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend something old (a tried-and-true gem for celebrating a birthday or anniversary), something new (a dazzli...
American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of Hollywood's children are forsaking the set for the stage. In the words of Lincoln Center Theater'...
Most travelers have a favorite hideaway. An Italian pensione that never makes its way into the guidebooks, a breezy beach resort that stays just under the radar. You know: a place you hold so dear that you'd faint if it ever appeared in a national...
These days, hardly anyone balks when busboys start clearing plates before everyone is finished. Maître d's keep patrons waiting for an hour, even when reservations have been made. Waiters appear to favor some tables, ignoring others entirely. How ...
Nantucket is good, old-fashioned American summering. Our house is a 1920's cedar-shingled cottage that overlooks the harbor and Jettie's Beach—"on the cliff," as they say. It's an easy walk into town. My wife's store, the Children's Shop, is on Ce...
Ten years ago, I took a course at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, so it was nice to return there for a meeting of the Council of Women World Leaders. I spoke about how female leaders have a different way of approaching problems and ach...
We wandered into Mucho Gusto Cafe and Collectibles on a rainy night after an Institute of Contemporary Art exhibit where a guy recited a funny-yet-horrifying monologue for hours while pedaling an exercise bike suspended from the ceiling above a...
You've had your summer holiday and you should be content. So why do you find yourself staring wistfully out the window as late-summer green gives way to early-fall orange?Well, stop staring and grab the car keys. Whether you want to bask in summer...
mod in milanAmid the sleek boutiques on Milan's Via della Spiga sits a new mecca for children's clothing made of cashmere and baby alpaca, flocked velvet and silk brocade. This is Pinco Pallino (freely translatable as "whoosiemajibbit"), a near-pe...
Here's a tip of the hat to the values that make this country great. We're not talking about motherhood and fair play. We talking value values: low-cost, deep discount, satisfaction-guaranteed values. The fact is, there are more ways to save mo...
Whenever I talk to Europeans who are here to see America, I tell them how important it is to explore the rest of the country, not just New York, Washington, Chicago, and Los Angeles. What about the rustic charms of Lake Tahoe and the Adirondacks, ...
Nantucket is good, old-fashioned American summering. Our house is a 1920's cedar-shingled cottage that overlooks the harbor and Jettie's Beach -- "on the cliff," as they say. It's an easy walk into town. My wife's store, the Children's Shop,...
Our entourage of 14 included seven kids: Ella, 10; Ned, nine; Susannah, "almost eight"; Meghan, three; Jack, also three; Grace (a.k.a. Jellybean), eight months; and my son Aidan, six months. My husband and I, both ex-Bostonians, had enlisted them ...
It was 1978. I was fresh out of college, 21 years old, sitting at a table with five women just like me. We all had Dorothy Hamill haircuts and shiny lipstick. We all had smiles frozen on our faces. The interviewer, who hadn't stopped smiling eithe...