Shenandoah National Park Review

Shenandoah. As if that word weren’t melodious enough, consider its meaning, derived from an Indian creation legend: “Valley of the Daughter of the Stars.” The beauty of the place—Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley—matches the beauty of its name. The valley  ...

The Other Las Vegas – Las Vegas, New Mexico

Las Vegas’s premier hotel is 123 years old but has only 36 rooms.The town’s main drag is lined with historic Victorian-era buildings.And there’s not a slot machine in sight. Las Vegas? It’s Las Vegas, New Mexico, “the  ...

Jewish London

A Social History of the Jewish East End in London, 1914-1939 (1992), J. Green It is presumed that Jews have been part of the fabric of London since the Roman invasion in 41 A.D.  ...

Maysles Cinema and Institute–Destinations

Maysles Cinema and Institute 343 Lenox Ave. between 127/128 NYC For calendar of events and screenings go to www.mayslesfilms.com November 2008 http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/ A Documentary Icon Brings His Art (and heart) Uptown: Maysles Cinema and Institute Settles in Harlem For  ...

Glass Island – Murano

Suggested reading: Murano Glass (2000), Gianfranco Toso Italian Glass: Murano Milan 1930-1970 : The Collection of the Steinberg Foundation (1997), Helmut Ricke (Editor) The World of Venice (1995), Jan Morris My Venice (1998), Harold Brodkey  ...

California Academy of Sciences–Destinations

The newly remodeled California Academy of Sciences, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park across from the almost-new (2006) de Young Museum, is not your grandmother’s natural history museum. Or even your mother’s. That’s both good and not so  ...