The Anglo-Portuguese Alliance

The Anglo-Portuguese alliance is the oldest one in the world that is still in force. Ever since the Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of 1373, which is in turn the oldest active treaty

Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists

* Movies: If I Stay * Books: The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection by Michael Harris * Music: Look Again to the Wind: Johnny

A sweet Moretz rescues ‘If I Stay’

Tis clearly the season for exceedingly attractive young adults in mortal peril. Just two months ago, we had the charming Shailene Woodley as a teen cancer patient, fighting for time while

An insightful look at digital-age clutter

The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection” (Current), by Michael Harris I fall asleep to the glow of Netflix and, when I awake, begin

Artists cover landmark Johnny Cash album

Throughout his career, Johnny Cash sang about the downtrodden, giving a voice to the voiceless. But his 1964 concept album, “Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian,” started a new

NEWS OF THE WORLD: Vegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists

While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they — and their money — are more than

The Lord of Barsac

In the enticing world of sweet Bordeaux, if Barsac exemplifies elegance as opposed to Sauternes’s power, Château Climens (Premier Cru) would be the epitome of unrivalled elegance, hence its epithet


Any of you who are into anti-aging and plastic surgery will know that the Koreans are really crazy about looking good. From the latest technologies in facelifts to miracle creams,

Lauren Bacall | Fashion to die for

* Movies: Let's be cops * Books: No safe house by Linwood Barclayv * Music: I'm not bossy, i'm the boss by Sinead O'Connor * Wine: The pride of Hungary * Food: Fountain of

A family is tested in ‘No Safe House’

A family's past continues to haunt Terry Archer and his family as they find it impossible to move on with their lives in Linwood Barclay's latest suburban thriller, "No Safe

‘Let’s Be Cops’ falls flat on humor

At one point during "Let's Be Cops," actor Damon Wayans Jr. has a scene in which a huge naked man's groin is inches from his face. That's a good approximation

A forlorn Sinead O’Connor

After a rough few years for Sinead O'Connor, as she dealt with a 16-day marriage and canceled a tour due to mental illness, it's heartening to see her confident image

The fashion world looks back on Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall had one condition when the Fashion Institute of Technology wrote recently to ask if it could turn hundreds of personal garments she donated into an exhibition about her

The Pride of Hungary

Located some 240km northeast of Budapest, Tokaj is Hungary’s preeminent wine region, so important in Hungarian history that its vineyards are mentioned in the national anthem. A classified wine region


Late summer and early autumn is the best time to get together with friends, relax and have a great time, because the weather is getting more comfortable before the freezing

The dangerous days of Pins aND PassWords

Here’s one tip to make your password(s) safer and easy to remember: think of a sentence and use just the first letter of each word — as in "tqbfjotld" for

‘Journey’ – nice ingredients, bland result

Take one Oscar-winning British actress. Add an appealing supporting cast. Lather on the picturesque French countryside. Sprinkle liberally with gorgeous food shots, from bubbling, spicy Indian delicacies to perfectly composed

Elizabeth Little’s ‘Dear Daughter’ is engrossing

The unlikable protagonist with a biting personality and outrageous actions, but who is fascinating at the same time, has never been more popular. Just think of "Gone Girl." In her confident