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The World's Five Most Famous Hotels

Vic O'Sullivan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Vic O'Sullivan

Every city has the one hotel whose fortunes have run parallel to the local economy and history. The owners and operators of these hotels are merely curators as the properties pass through decades and centuries of hospitality.

4 Fake Quotes by Famous Authors to Watch Out For

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.21.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

A lot of people swear by Goodreads. I swear at it. Often. It's a font of unsourced quotations, some of them fake, just like Wikiquotes. Take the line that tops the list of George Eliot quotes: "It is never too late to be what you might have been."

Trouble Ahead: William Gibson Brings Us Another Report From the Future

John Branch | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
John Branch

In a move that seems remarkably well timed, Gibson has returned to the future in The Peripheral, and what he finds there isn't likely to please those hoping for bright, shining visions.

From Los Angeles to 50 St. Catherine's Drive: Chats with Dennis DeYoung and RJ Gibb, Plus a Tim Fite Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Dennis DeYoung: "When you're on that stage and the camera's zooming in on you and you're recording live and you know that it counts, what you're really doing is you're in the moment but you're praying that every note you sing and every note you play is going to be the best of your lifetime."

Sleep Deprivation: The Calm Before the Storm

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthie Zoumboulias

Sleep is by far the most important and vital necessity we need to remain healthy and function properly as humans. This habit of being on our cell phones, checking our emails and working around the clock, and on weekends, needs to come to an end.

We Can't Forget About Gay Literature

James McDonald | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
James McDonald

Young people, gay and otherwise, need to see gay people as no different from anyone else, to see them in scenarios that characterize the lives of human beings as a whole. Unfortunately, for those like me, who looked to literature for a guiding light, the terrain was too often depressingly barren.

A 'Wilde' Vacation -- Gay History for Gay Travelers

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

If such a company is about to reveal the layers of gay history behind many cities in Europe -- and hopefully across North America too -- then the gay travel industry may have an interesting new addition.

First Nighter: Moss Hart's "Act One" in Two Great, Big Acts

David Finkle | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When theater veteran Moss Hart published his bestselling Act One in 1959, he packed a lot into it about his impoverished childhood and neophyte playwr...

Boy Was I Right About Gay Marriage!

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Marriage is an outdated institution whose symbolic significance has been cheapened by the sheer number of people who casually enter and exit it. But why single out gay marriage as the problem when it's straight people who have been abusing it all along?

What a Wall Street Banker Says About Our Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Could it be that as a society, we are addicted to growth? There are numerous indications that this is the case.

LOOK: Evidence That A Wandering Mind Is A Good Thing

Posted 12.06.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

British Wit and Wisdom: Dry With a Twist

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

In April 2010, the Library of Congress announced plans to archive every single tweet publicly posted on Twitter's social network. With nearly half a billion new tweets being generated each day, the Library of Congress can now access nearly 170 billion tweets. But do 140 characters of text comprise a work of art?

Santa Fe Opera's Beguiling Season

Rodney Punt | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The Santa Fe Opera's top laurels for the 2013 season were not necessarily won by its most anticipated productions. Of the five works staged, three were fashioned around star singers -- a world premiere tragedy, an Offenbach farce and a rarely performed late work of Rossini.

Christopher Rudolph

LOOK: 11 Dream Casting Ideas For Gay Biopics

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices

At this weekend's 65th annual Emmy Awards the Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," looks poised to take home some major awards (after already win...

The Winding Road of the Middle Years

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

The pleasures of our earlier years will never be the same again. The only real fulfilment from here on in lies through deepening our sense of self and connection to things greater than self. It's time to appreciate quality of life rather than standard of living.

Santa Fe Opera Premieres an Oscar Missing His Wilde Side

Rodney Punt | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The July 27 premiere of Oscar at the Santa Fe Opera aimed for catharsis. With its stellar cast, elaborate sets and massive orchestra, Theodore Morrison's opera, was both a brave and uncannily apt commission for the company. At least it seemed so on paper.

Story Of Oscar Wilde's Last Shirt

Posted 07.16.2013 | Books

Excerpted from Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion, published by Yale University Press in association with the RISD Museum. Oscar Wilde’s last shi...

Putting Lipstick on a Pig

George Heymont | Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

The 500-pound gorilla in the room which nobody would discuss during the post-performance talkback was WHY anyone thought it was a good idea to update Oscar Wilde's 1895 classic to the 1960s.

On the Phone in Ireland

Rick Steves | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

This is the season when we have all hands on deck. That means nearly all our guides are busy leading our tours -- and nearly all our researchers and c...

Literary Hotels: Where famous authors have partied, waited arrest, and -- yes -- even written novels (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Whether they're on business or leisure, with the family or solo, almost all travelers consider a book (or a Kindle, whatever) a must-have while on a t...

Santa Fe Opera to Present New Opera About Oscar Wilde

Rodney Punt | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

As Americans eagerly await decisions within weeks from the Supreme Court on the right of gays and lesbians to marry, the Santa Fe Opera brings Wilde's relevant and tragic story to the stage in Oscar, a new opera.

Hotels Where The Stars Live

trivago | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
trivago

A stay in any of these historical hotels is a fantasy in itself, but living in one -- surely a luxury reserved for the VIPs of the world. The hotel se...

Out of the Ashes: The Other Spector

Cilla McCain | Posted 04.05.2013 | Books
Cilla McCain

To musicians like Bob Dylan or John Lennon, legendary music producer Phil Spector was the go-to genius who could help make their recordings phenomenal. To the public-at-large he is a deranged individual who should have never been allowed out of his castle. But to Nicole Audrey Spector, he is simply Dad.

Oscar Wilde's Advice For Writers

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.22.2013 | Books

A 13-page letter, written by Oscar Wilde and discovered recently in the back of an old wardrobe in England, contains some interesting advice for write...

First Nighter: In London With Oscar Wilde, Harold Pinter, Charles Dickens and Former Movie Star William Haines

David Finkle | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Rupert Everett has just won an award for playing Oscar Wilde in David Hare's melancholy play, The Judas Kiss, at the Duke of York's, and it's not difficult to reckon why.