If Pausanias, the ancient Greek writer who by most accounts penned the first travel guidebook in A.D. 180, walked into the travel section of any large bookstore today, he would surely be shocked by the volumes beckoning from the shelves. "Caribbean Cruises and Ports of Call," "Around Paris With Kids," "Istanbul to Cairo on a Shoestring" --the only thing missing is the "Rough Guide to Travel in Outer Space." (That, too, will surely come one day.) It's unlikely Pausanias could have imagined the...
Rick de Oliveira didn't exactly major in reality TV. But in 1993, the recent college grad snagged a production job on MTV's "The Real World: Los Angeles." That's when the reality bug bit and he's never complained about working an 18-hour day since.Now he's directed and coproduced the "reality TV" movie "The Real Cancun," which opens today.
The suicide of French chef Bernard Loiseau in his Burgundy home threw the gastronomic world into shock last week. Loiseau had been under tremendous pressure as owner and head chef of the three-star Cote d'Or in the town of Saulieu, and peers like Paul Bocuse blamed the critics, particularly the GaultMillau guide, which had decided to drop its rating of Loiseau's eatery.
There's no doubt that Jimmy Carter's trip to Cuba is historic. He is the first U.S. president, former or serving, to visit the country since Calvin Coolidge in 1928.He was invited by President Fidel Castro to launch his own inspections of Cuban laboratories, in search of bioweapons development.
I've lived in the United States for nearly 15 years. But baseball--America's national pastime--always baffled me. Overstuffing yourself with hot dogs, so many games (162 per season) that each seems meaningless individually, depressingly few hits--I just couldn't see what all the fuss was about.
Concerned about "tracking polls" showing that its "favorable" rating with the American public has yet to climb back to pre-9-11 levels, the Saudi Arabian government has launched a multimillion-dollar ad blitz designed to portray the kingdom as a close partner with the United States in the war on terror. "The People of Saudi Arabia...
Former Taliban foreign minister Wakil Ahmad Muttawakil surrendered last week, and was quickly handed over to American forces. U.S. officials hope that Muttawakil will provide a wealth of information about the Taliban's dealings with Osama bin Laden and his foreign legion of "Afghan Arab" fighters.U.S. officials also are optimistic that top Qaeda leaders were killed by a CIA Hellfire missile last week.
Investigators looking into Al Qaeda's global network now appear to be making breakthroughs. U.S. officials confirm that key leads have come from one Osama bin Laden aide in U.S. custody: Ibn Al-Shaykh al-Libi, who reportedly ran Al Qaeda's Khalden training camp in Afghanistan.
Behold, the end of the world is nigh! Or at least, Pat Buchanan seems to think so. In his latest book, "Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization," the former U.S. presidential candidate and eternal evangelist draws on global population data and immigration figures to predict...
Who has integrated best into the global economy? The A.T. Kearney/Foreign Policy Magazine Globalization Index report for 2000 amounts to a sort of quiz on interaction with the world, with points awarded for global engagement in technology, politics, personal contact and economics.