Published August 23, 2013
Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s still time to get away.
Published June 17, 2013
Hundreds of people gathered at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Fredrick, Maryland to witness the reuniting of Francis Scott Key with his legendary "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Published April 29, 2013
It seems like Gatsby fever is starting to take hold with the highly anticipated opening of the 3D adaptation of the classic novel hitting theatres May 10.
Movie-goers will swoon for the epic love affair between Jay Gatsby, (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) as it heads toward its tragic end.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece The Great Gatsby takes place in Long Island and New York City, but in the 77 years since it was published it has come to represent far more than a geographic area. Gatsby is about an American era and way of life - the style, decadence and danger of the Jazz Age, Prohibition and The Roaring Twenties.
With Baz Lurhman’s frenetic film version of the book about to hit screens, we went looking for the hotels and inns that best celebrate the novel, the author, and the romance and glamor of the age. So get your flapper on!
Published November 09, 2012
We all know the official home of the President is the White House, but what if you wanted to visit a beautiful corner of the United States outside of Washington DC where no less than nine presidents have lived, worked and vacationed?
Published May 04, 2012
Allan Benton’s famous bacon is used by the country's top celebrity chefs. But his secret recipe, passed down from his grandparents, has some decidedly simple roots.
Published September 24, 2009
When Mugabe addresses the world at the UN on Friday expect him to rail about colonialism, western imperialism and, his latest bug bear: “Western sanctions”. But there are no sanctions on Zimbabwe.
Published September 22, 2009
A personal memoir of courage and tenacity in Zimbabwe offers lesson for Americans as well.
Published June 26, 2009
Diamonds, soldiers, smugglers, helicopter gun ships, child labor, torture, rape, and more than 200 dead. It sounds like a scene from the film Blood Diamond, but it’s no movie.
Published December 03, 2008
Graphic images of bodies stacked in the bathrooms of crumbling Zimbabwean hospitals are sparking fears that the cholera epidemic in the African nation is spinning out of control.