New York City is the world's ultimate example of a civilization with innumerable moving parts operating in sync. With Twitter, Jack Dorsey created a virtual space that facilitates the same kind of systemic harmony, on a global scale
I first fell in love with Grand Central Station when I took the 6 subway from Union Square every day in the early '80s. The Newsweek clock squeezed between two marble walls was a common meeting spot for me and my boyfriend-turned-fiancé-turned-husband.
For most people around the world, Grand Central Terminal is not so much a train station as a metaphor for directionless mayhem, traffic run amuck, bodies barely dodging one another -- only a miracle can divert a head-on collision of either man or machine.
it should come to nobody's surprise that when Fox Home Entertainment dressed up a bunch of people as science fiction characters to promote the Blu-ray release of the Star Wars saga, nobody batted an eyelash.
It may be August, but there's still time to sneak in that summer vacation. The key to a relaxing trip is making sure you're properly equipped before you leave, with the right luggage, the right information, and the right tools.