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Starry Eyed: A Gaze into the Travel Industry's Rating System(s)

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

The big lesson learned from all those travel books you bought and Web sites you researched for the most radiant star rating? It was all a big waste of time because there is absolutely no authority anywhere delineating the star rating. The stars mean bupkis.

Live From the Tribeca Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Not to label it a leftover festival, but there is the sense that the movies in Tribeca have either already had their debut elsewhere or, more to the point, didn't have a debut elsewhere because they didn't make the cut. Still, I always enjoy the opportunity that Tribeca affords me as a critic and curator.

Meet A Five-Star Bloods Gang General In 'Five Star' Clip

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.17.2014 | Entertainment

The media and entertainment have continually portrayed gangs with a stereotyped, limited perspective. Yet the only way to get to the core of this chao...

Forbes Travel Guide Releases 2013 Star Award Winners

Melanie Nayer | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

The prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Star Award Winners (which recognizes exceptional hotels, restaurants and spas all over the world) are out, and according to Forbes editors this is the biggest list to date (it also includes Forbes Travel Guide recommendations in various cities). These hotels, restaurant and spas don't bear a star, but they provide guests with a strong sense of location, whether through style or function.

Do Most Hotel Spas Deserve 5 Star Status?

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 02.26.2013 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

If a client is not dreaming about their next treatment with the same therapist or planning how to return to that spa as soon as possible, then consider the ball as dropped.

Hugo Chavez Sets up Dictators Resort, Welcomes Mubarak

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jack Hidary

The resort has all the amenities of a 5-star property including Canyon Ranch spa and wellness center. The resort also offers psychological services to help the former rulers cope with their diminished circumstances.