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Detroit Chefs and Restaurants Named Semifinalists for 2018 James Beard Awards

The James Beard Foundation has announced its 2018 awards semifinalists, recognizing culinary achievement across the country. This year’s nominees included several Detroit-area chefs and restaurants, though it’s important to remember that this is the “long list” of nominees. Here’s the full list of …

Detroit

First look at BBC’s epic new art history series Civilisations

Are you ready for art history? Really really dramatic art history? Well, you’re in luck: the BBC has just released its first trailer for epic …

Art

Where to go in Italy in 2018: Ten travel ideas off the beaten path

American-turned-Roman John Henderson, who blogs about life in Italy at Dog-Eared Passport, picks ten of his favourite lesser-known Italian …

Italy

How to Write a Travel Journal Like a Pro

One of the best ways to immortalize your trip of a lifetime is through a travel journal. Sure, photos and videos are great for capturing special …

Travel

The best Upper East Side bars in NYC

The best Upper East Side bars in NYC range from craft beer bars to laid-back wine bars, plus some of the best cocktail bars in the city. After …

Scotch Whisky

Guide to the Uffizi Gallery: Italy's Great Renaissance Art Museum

The Uffizi Gallery, or Galleria degli Uffizi, of Florence, is among the most visited museums in Italy, second only to the Vatican Museums of Rome, …

Art History

The best home decor stores in NYC

Finding affordable apartments in NYC is no easy feat, but once you snag a reasonable walk-up, it's time to spruce up your abode with a haul from …

Brooklyn

The 13 biggest mistakes tourists make when visiting Rome, according to locals

Chances are, if you're traveling to Rome, you're planning to visit popular attractions like the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Trevi Fountain. While those are great, there are ways to see them without making the same common mistakes many first-timers to Rome make.<p>On a recent Quora thread, Roman …

Italy

A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World review: Wars over a brew

To say that the book, <i>A Thirst for Empire: How Tea Shaped the Modern World</i>, provides a new perspective on tea would be a clichéd understatement. It …

The best record stores in NYC

We're gonna make a bold claim, which is that New York is the greatest city in the world for music—there is simply nowhere else that has our storied …

Martin Scorsese

The Best Books Of 2017 — Revisiting Old Masters And Making Bold New Statements

Support the news<p>Haruki Murakami revisited his old surreal Japanese haunts, John le Carré revisited characters from his earlier masterpieces, John …

Apple will give you more cash for your dusty old Mac

Apple has increased its trade-in values for a bunch of old Mac models. Machines released in 2009 and later could now earn you up to $2,500. That’s a generous $1,000 more than the previous limit.<p>If you were thinking about treating yourself to a new Mac this Christmas, Apple just made it a whole lot …

9 alternatives to the most crowded holiday attractions in NYC

New York City might be magical at Christmastime, but the hordes of tourists it draws to the five boroughs are not. Some mainstream events, like the …

Decorations

Dance parties at the American Museum of Natural History are back!

Do fossils make you wanna party? Us too!<p>The American Museum of Natural History is bringing back its after-hours party, One Step Beyond, on January …

American Museum of Natural History

Ski near NYC with these day trips

When it comes to planning winter getaways from NYC, a ski resort is on the top of most people’s lists. Luckily, you don’t have to fly all the way to …

Skiing

12 British train journeys that evoke the golden age of rail

Martha Stewart Has a New Holiday Cookie Box to Make Your Baking Dreams a Reality

If the holidays have you wishing you could channel your inner Martha Stewart, there's now a kit to help you do it.<p>Stewart's meal-delivery service …

Spielberg’s The Post tells of Pentagon Papers and time when media was trusted

Film on Washington paper’s role in Vietnam leak comes as talk of treason is back and the press is again at loggerheads with a hardline Republican White House<p>It has been described as a Hollywood all-star team’s riposte to Donald Trump. Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, headlined by Tom Hanks …

The Last Detail

When Donald Trump won the presidency, many Americans hoped John McCain would live up to his maverick image and resist his agenda. But after the senator was diagnosed with brain cancer in July, his contrarian resolve revealed itself in unexpected ways that may shape his legacy—and our future. McCain …

Donald Trump

New website allows Pilgrim descendants to post their stories

BOSTON (AP) — A renowned genealogical organization has launched what it’s calling the world’s first online gallery of Mayflower passenger descendants …

Genealogy

Where to Explore Your Scottish Heritage with Whisky and History

You know a Scottish-American when you meet them. It’s in their family name and you see it in their blue eyes, settled underneath a mop of wavy hair. …

Scotland

Amazons, The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World by John Man

Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female …

Ancient History

These Winter Festivals Are the Best Reason to Travel This Season

Do you feel a chill in the air?<p>There’s no need to head inside when the weather turns cold. The dropping temperatures, first snowfalls, and icy …

Travel

Five of the best roads in Britain to enjoy the glories of Autumn

Autumn's golden colours have turned Britain into a picture. If you're looking to make the most of it, enjoy our pick of the nation's most picturesque …

Scotland