December 13, 2013 |
* LILYHAMMER. Season 2 premieres tomorrow, Netflix. DECADES of touring - with and without Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - have helped make rocker/actor Steven Van Zandt at home all over the world, but he says he never expected to be quite so big in Norway. "Lilyhammer," the show in which Van Zandt plays an American mobster in witness protection who asks to be relocated to Lillehammer, Norway (because he liked what he saw during the 1994 Winter Olympics), returns for a second season on Netflix tomorrow.
December 6, 2013
To the already jumbo-sized list of air-travel indignities - snaking security lines, intrusive pat-downs, baggage fees on top of rising fares, and brown-bag meals with knees scrunched up against the next seat - add one more: an endless, unavoidable stream of one-sided cellphone chatter while aloft. Not since passengers chafed at airlines' reluctance to ban smoking on flights has there been a more predictable threat to travelers' frayed nerves than federal regulators' plan to lift the ban on in-flight cellphone use. As early as next week, the Federal Communications Commission could recommend that course for public comment.
November 29, 2013 |
After a wet start to the Thanksgiving holiday, travelers and shoppers in the Philadelphia region can expect mostly sunny weather through the weekend. Rain and some freezing precipitation moved up the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday, but building high pressure was expected to keep the area dry for the next few days, said Lee Robertson, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Overnight lows will dip into the 20s in most of the area, Robertson said. Temperatures should stay above freezing starting Saturday, and highs will hit the mid-40s for the first half of next week.
November 25, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Ryne Sandberg needs a ride. His wife, Margaret, reserved the light blue SUV, the couple's lone vehicle at this moment - for errands on a serene autumn afternoon in the desert. Sandberg examines the 19 olive trees that line his property. They are blooming. Their pilfered seeds blacken the grass because, wouldn't you know it, the Sandbergs have a quail problem. Errant golf balls sometimes litter the immaculate backyard. The 13th hole sits a short wedge beyond Sandberg's fence.
November 8, 2013 |
VALERIE A. McCOY was passionate about travel, classical music, theater, gourmet food, family and friends. Her travels took her as far away as Africa. Her love of music took her to the Academy of Music and other venues. Her love of theater took her to Broadway. Her love of gourmet food took her to the best local restaurants and to her kitchen, where she would whip up her own classic dishes. Her love of family and friends endeared her to a wide range of people. In fact, when she died Oct. 30 of complications from pneumonia, there was widespread grief.
November 7, 2013
WE HAVE some big travel days coming up in November, so I'm here with a travel advisory for your waistline: Don't take a vacation from your workout! No doubt, staying in shape while traveling is a challenge. Fast food is everywhere, and when you're grumpy from travel delays and jet lag, it's easy to "reward" yourself by eating whatever you want and slacking off on exercise. That's your decision to make, of course. It's your vacation. If you're off to Paris, go ahead and have a croissant.
November 7, 2013 |
FROM THE Pit in West Philly to Madison Square Garden to the sunny shores of Hawaii, Jabril Trawick has played a lot of hoops in a lot of different venues in his young life. Yesterday morning, he was scheduled to take his second trip to Asia. Trawick, who played at Abington Friends, is a starter for Georgetown's men's basketball team. The Hoyas are playing Oregon on Friday at Camp Humphreys in South Korea (8 p.m., ESPN) as part of the TV network's Veterans Week. It's a 14-hour flight from Dulles in Washington to Seoul.
October 29, 2013 |
As Lou Gallagher and Astra Haldeman traveled up the Delaware River on the wooden 43-foot sailboat they've called home for more than two years, a dock they knew well came into view. As children, they learned to sail at the now-130-year-old Red Dragon Canoe Club in Edgewater Park. It's where they became friends and then fell in love. And that's where about 40 relatives and friends gathered Sunday to welcome them back as they stopped on their trip from their home in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
October 24, 2013
"You have six NBA players and then you have a bunch of guys who are fighting for spots and want to be seen and need opportunity. " BRETT BROWN
October 16, 2013 |
Amtrak reported its highest-ever train ridership Monday: 31.6 million travelers took to the rails in the last 12 months, the 10th increase in 11 years. The previous record was 31.2 million riders in fiscal 2012. Ticket revenue rose to a record $2.1 billion from $2 billion the previous year. Ridership on Amtrak's busiest route, the Northeast Corridor - Washington to Boston through Philadelphia - was 11.4 million passengers, the second-best year ever, Amtrak said. Northeast Corridor traffic was strong in spite of serious service interruptions, including the flooding of tracks and tunnels caused by Sandy last October.