March 1, 2015 |
In my work throughout Europe, I struggle almost daily with this issue: When is a tourist experience actually a unique slice of a culture, and when is it a tired cliché kept alive by the travel industry? Amped-up Spanish flamenco bars, dirndl skirts in Germany, ape tours of the Rock of Gibraltar - when does something slip from authentic to cheesy? When you've traveled for several decades, as I have, you witness genuine customs giving way to rising commercialization ("gladiators" charging exorbitant fees for photo-ops at the Roman Colosseum comes to mind)
April 4, 2013 |
Trainer Naazim Richardson shouted down from the ring apron toward his fighter: "You're not in Europe anymore, baby. " The crowd, he said, will be behind West Philadelphia's Steve "U.S.S. " Cunningham on April 20 when he fights heavyweight Tyson Fury in a 12-round afternoon bout at Madison Square Garden. And Livvy Cunningham, Steve's wife, prays that Richardson is right. Too many times, Cunningham sat alone in European stadiums cheering for her husband as he fought European fighters.
February 2, 2003 |
Next year when Jill Hanley is asked about what she did during summer vacation, she will be able to give her teacher a detailed presentation on her travels to England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The sixth-grade student at Mullica Hill Friends School and 40 other students from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware plan to travel to Europe from July 6 to 19 as representatives of the People to People Student Ambassador Programs. People to People, founded in 1956 by former President Dwight D. Eisenhower, promotes international understanding through education and friendship.
June 8, 2006 |
THE NEWS BROKE about 3:15 yesterday afternoon. Or was it not news? The English Football Association's Web site reported that Wayne Rooney was headed back to Germany from England. No official announcement was made, but the three-paragraph brief said that "Rooney's smiles as he left the building" [the BUPA Hospital in Manchester], must mean that he was cleared to play. So with that, let's begin playing those 64 games. The most undramatic pre-World Cup buildup in memory culminated with that expected end to the Wayne Rooney broken right foot saga.
December 19, 1988 |
Mikhail S. Gorbachev's speech to the United Nations, in its announcement of a dramatic reduction and redirection of Soviet conventional forces, is an event of high importance, and the first response of our own Government is excellent: President Reagan heartily approves and President-elect Bush agrees with him. It is to Vice President Bush's advantage, in this situation, that Gorbachev's announcement comes at a time when everyone knows that the...
September 7, 2000 |
The news that California has become the first majority minority state was bound to cause anxiety in some quarters, but who could imagine that the loudest voices would come from across the Atlantic? Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that non-Hispanic whites now make up only 49.8 percent of the California population, a story that generated headlines across the nation but only the mildest concern from most U.S. experts or ordinary Americans. But in England and elsewhere in Europe, the reaction of many bordered on the hysterical.
March 30, 1989 |
As a teenager growing up on a Blackfoot Indian reservation in Browning, Mont., during the Great Depression, Armund E. Foley yearned to take to the woods alone and hunt. Sometimes, in the early morning, he'd peer through his bedroom window into the gorges and passes of the Rocky Mountains that encircled his six-street town. The panoramic view of the emerald, tree-covered slopes would turn his thoughts to a day of hunting and stalking wild animals, such as rabbits, deer, elk and pheasants.
June 25, 2008
Position: Small forward Age: 22 Height/weight: 6-10, 210 Hometown: Casselberry, Fla. Relevant stats: Calathes led the Hawks in points (17.5), rebounds (7.5), blocks (42) and was second in assists (92) and third in steals (42). Breakdown: As can be seen by his stats, Calathes is as versatile as they come. He is intriguing in that he can handle and pass the ball so well for a player with his height . . . He did well for himself in NBA workout camps in Portsmouth, Va., and Orlando, Fla. . . . He knows the game extremely well, which often overrides his lack of athleticism.
December 4, 2013 |
NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Since leaving her Upstate New York home for Switzerland seven years ago, pianist Hélène Grimaud has had new recordings, unexpected collaborators, repertoire nobody could have predicted - and a dashing German photographer often by her side. Yet the news coming back from Europe was also dire. Her long professional association with revered conductor Claudio Abbado came to a crashing halt in a disagreement over cadenzas, shelving their Mozart concerto recording. A series of Job-like health problems (chicken pox, pneumonia)
August 16, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: For several years, I've taken a vacation in the spring with three other women, to various cities in Europe. We're Internet friends who met through a hobby; none of us lives in the same town. I found out that this spring's vacation has been planned, and I'm not invited. I emailed the woman I feel closest to, and she said it was because I was worried about money right now, which is true, but not really an answer.