Blog 2017-07-04T11:24:27+00:00

September 2017

'Liar' Review: The Morning After

By | September 21st, 2017|

‘Liar,” a seething tale of claims and counterclaims involving a sexual encounter, seems at the outset to have set its sights on the accusations over such matters now sweeping its way across college campuses, the [...]

A Fall Bouquet à La Modigliani

By | September 21st, 2017|

The mournful mood of artist Amedeo Modigliani’s work seemed apt for a season marked by decay and the baring of trees. So, for my September arrangement, I was understandably drawn to “Modigliani Unmasked,” an exhibit [...]

A Truly Delicious Long Weekend in Birmingham, Ala.

By | September 21st, 2017|

In the jutting chin of the Appalachians, near Alabama’s mineral-rich Red Mountain, men made the pig iron that girded America’s industrial revolution. The city that appeared around them, almost out of nowhere, exploded from about [...]

'Stronger' Review: What Makes a Hero?

By | September 21st, 2017|

When a movie is called “Stronger” and its hero is a maimed survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, certain expectations arise. Courage? Valor? Tragedy? A dash of dark comedy? A heaping helping of tenacity? Yes, [...]

Insider Cider: Tips on Top Bottles From Spain

By | September 21st, 2017|

Apples abound at this time of year, as fall’s signature fruit spills from grocery bins around the country. But a crop so common still holds mysteries. Spanish cider, or sidra, reveals surprising facets of the [...]

Some Vintage Kit Homes Now Sell for Over $1 Million

By | September 21st, 2017|

A 1925 Colonial-style home in Washington, D.C., that sold last year for $1.06 million had humble beginnings. It was a Sears, Roebuck and Co. kit home, the Martha Washington, advertised in the company’s ubiquitous catalog [...]

Schools Target Morning Drop-Off Madness

By | September 20th, 2017|

This fall, some schools are devising new ways to quell the increasing chaos of morning drop-offs: the long lines of cars backing up traffic; the parade of yellow buses making wide turns; crossing guards herding [...]

The Plan When a Storm Strands You Far From Home

By | September 20th, 2017|

By Scott McCartney Scott McCartney The Wall Street Journal Biography @MiddleSeat Sept. 20, 2017 11:07 a.m. ET 0 COMMENTS Members of the U.S. Coast Guard processed evacuees on St. John in the U.S. Virgin [...]

A Grand Norwegian Estate Goes on the Market

By | September 20th, 2017|

For centuries, the city of Bergen on Norway’s western coast fostered a distinctive merchant class profiting from trade in commodities such as Norwegian cod and Russian grain. One of the last and most distinguished of [...]