Bing Crosby

10 Historic Grand Hotels in the South

The different regions of the United States all have their own personalities, and in the South, there’s certainly a flair for the historic, the …

Hotels

Spokane astronaut Anne McClain selected for space mission

Anne McClain is going to space.The 38-year-old Spokane native joined an elite class of eight astronaut trainees in 2013, and NASA announced Thursday …

Spokane

Time’s Up

<i>Vodka Yonic features a rotating cast of female writers from around the world sharing stories that are alternately humorous, sobering, intellectual,</i> …

Nashville

Athens Hotel Strikes Gold

Athen’s iconic Grande Bretagne — a regular haunt of the rich and famous — has made the Gold List of the international Conde Nast Traveler magazine, …

Greece

Kettner’s: the Soho institution with a Wilde history

From philandering kings to Oscar Wilde, the newly-refurbished Kettner’s is one of Soho’s most storied establishments<p>Walk down Romilly Street in Soho and you will see a nondescript, terraced building with black-and-white checkered steps leading up to an inky black door. It looks like the kind of …

London

RIOT by Gwendolyn Brooks

A Poem in Three Parts<p><i>A riot is the language of the unheard.</i> <i></i><p>—Martin Luther King, Jr.<p>John Cabot, out of Wilma, once a Wycliffe,<p>all whitebluerose below …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Detroit Tigers History Is Full Of Gold

DETROIT - OCTOBER 14: Players from the Detroit Tigers celebrate at home plate as Craig Monroe runs home on a 3-run walk-off home run, hit by Magglio …

Yu Darvish

Take a ride down the Trane tracks

There isn’t a shortage of work that has been dedicated to the life and music of John Coltrane. There have been numerous biographies, odes, homages …

Wynton Marsalis

Tina Turner To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award By Recording Academy

Getty<p>Yesterday, The Recording Academy announced the artists who would be receiving Lifetime Achievement Awards. Among the list were a few familiar …

Women of Color

What Do You Get When You Mix Inuit Sounds, Yodeling, and Sardinian Belting at Carnegie Hall?

Roomful of Teeth’s close-up concert pushes musical boundaries to their edge.<p>It is the distance that drives Brad Wells crazy. This distance—the empty …

Orchestras

13 great things to do in Brighton

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Well, who doesn’t? Especially when you can get there from London in an hour and dive into great activities, …

London

Grammys announce Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Tina Turner, Queen, Neil Diamond, and …

On Tuesday, January 9, the recording academy announced this year’s recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards: drummer <b>Hal Blaine</b>, singer-songwriter</b> …

Music

In 1988, An 'Emotional' Whitney Houston Hit No. 1

Plus, remembering feats by Usher, Christina Aguilera & Garth Brooks.<p>Billboard<p>Jan. 8, 1944<br>Happy 74th birthday, earliest origins of a country chart! …

Music

The Transcript Of Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech Will Inspire You

Although Oprah Winfrey wasn't nominated for a Golden Globe this year, she'll still be going home with an award. This year the former talk show host …

Awards

Emotion and data will radically transform the digital landscape in 2018

It was so good, they tried to ban it. In the 1920s, audio technicians made huge advances in microphone technology. Basically, you didn’t need to …

Advertising (UK)

Rabbi Lapin: ‘Christianity Is the Last Unprotected Minority’ and the War Against It Is Real

This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.<p>GLENN: So I spent a lot of vacation reading, and I was trying to look for perspective and insight, …

Religion

Sunday Conversation: Acclaimed sports columnist John Blanchette

CLOSE<p>Acclaimed sports columnist John Blanchette.<p><i>Editor’s Note: John Blanchette is on the short list of best newspaper writers in Montana history. He</i> …

Montana

In Search of Peace

A real story behind the Epiphany<p>‘In the midst of secular Christmas, with Frosty the Snowman and Santa, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bing Crosby …

Conservative View

The Art Of Sound

<i>The Art Of Sound: A Visual History For Audiophiles</i> by Terry Burrows (Thames & Hudson, hardback, 352 pages. Out now and available here.)Review by <b>Chris</b> …

Australian National Parks

Home for the Holidays: A Tale of One Vile Voyage, Or: Why I'm Never Leaving Texas Again

I should have known by lunchtime that it was all going straight to hell.<p>“Is your flight tonight, Abby?” my colleagues asked me over a pre-holiday …

Houston

Carr: Treasurer’s attitude was right on the money

I loved Bob Crane.He was the state treasurer for 27 years, and in the 27 years since he left office, there have been five state treasurers, mostly …

Ted Kennedy

Readers recommend playlist: songs about old and new

Reflecting changes at this time of year, our latest reader-curated playlist includes tunes from the Beatles, the Buggles and Bing Crosby<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from your suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series</b> …

Jethro Tull

Marilyn Stafford's best photograph: Albert Einstein in his lounge

‘It was a little after the Hiroshima bombing. Einstein sat in his lounge wearing baggy tracksuit trousers – and spoke out against atomic weapons’<p>In 1948, I was living in New York, hoping to break into acting. I’d been part of the Cleveland Play House’s first children’s group, along with Paul Newman …

Albert Einstein

Yeah, it’s cold in Miami. But at least it’s not snowing — that’s only happened once

<b>South Florida is cold today. Really, really cold. So cold it feels like it could snow. But it’s only done that once — almost 41 years ago — and to</b> …

Weather

Culture: Just who does Sir Michael Parkinson think he really is?

July 1962, aged just 27 years, a young, unknown journalist by the name of Michael Parkinson has published his first piece for the Sunday Times in …

Manchester

The Awesome Power of Music Nostalgia

I enjoy my role as “Data Whisperer” – taking available analytics and research and identifying trends and phenomena that impact our industry and our …

Music

Time to start training for Houston's annual BP MS150 charity bike ride

Again this April, I will jump on my trusty, rusty old bicycle and pedal from Houston to Austin in the BP MS150, the biggest and most successful …

Paul Reubens

Visualising the careers of musicians-turned-actors

THE news of Harry Styles’s casting in “Dunkirk” (2017) was met with bemusement. It was hard to imagine the boyband heartthrob, with his Mick …

Economics

Die Hard co-writer says action classic is indeed a Christmas movie

A recurring holiday controversy might have been definitely settled recently on Twitter. One of the co-writers of the 1988 action film Die Hard stated …

Movies

Fascinating F1 Fact: 35

It is magic how histories intertwine to make things happen in the future. At New Year we look ahead with hope for a better future and a little …

Midtown Manhattan