Articles in Journeys

Blackout Darkened Broadway, But Shows Starting with the Letter ‘B’ Carried On

New York City may have had a blackout, but it somehow exempted Broadway plays and musicals starting with the letter “b.”
The blackout that ran from 72nd Street to the West 40s, and from Fifth Avenue to the Hudson River, may have stopped movies in mid-sentence, emptied shops, left diners in restaurants with only the glow of their smartphones, and caused the Great White Way to go dark somehow exempted four …

Travel News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Past Month’s Headlines

Are you fully up-to-date with your travel news? Take our travel news quiz and you could win a piece of airline history including items from Pan Am.
In last month’s quiz, the question about the new TWA Hotel at JFK had the highest share of correct answers, with 89.3%, but only 30% knew the correct answer about which hotel chain had announced an all-suites brand, which was IHG.
Simply scroll down, have …

Today is the 4th of July: Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed

Today, Thursday, is the Fourth of July, Independence Day, in the United States, a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence after the Continental Congress declared the thirteen American colonies to be a new and independent nation, no longer part of the British Empire.
The holiday is associated with family picnics, barbecues, fireworks, parades, and baseball games among other festivities. John Adams, the country’s first vice president …

Theater Review: ‘Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson’ at A.R.T./New York Theater

Filming a television commercial can be tough. Filming one where the sole actor appearing in it will be dinged and knocked out by cherry red gumballs of an indeterminate weight is even tougher.
Such is the story of “Dropping Gumballs on Luke Wilson,” a play by Rob Ackerman directed by playwright Theresa Rebeck (“Bernhardt/Hamlet”) that opened June 18. This Working Theater production is based on “a sort of true story,” as …

Lee Iacocca, Auto Industry Icon Who Led Both Ford and Chrysler, Dies at 94

Lee Iacocca, an auto industry visionary who led both Ford and Chrysler and who is credited with having created the Ford Mustang, died Tuesday at his hem in Bel Air, California He was 94.
His death from complications from Parkinson’s disease was confirmed by his youngest daughter.
Mr. Iacocca began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1946 in engineering but soon moved to sales and marketing, where he was recognized for …

Millions Celebrate WorldPride 2019 and Stonewall 50 in New York City

WorldPride, the largest LGBTQ gathering in the world, concluded Sunday evening in New York City after marchers and spectators flooded the city’s streets in celebration.
The month-long event – the first time WorldPride was being held in the United States – coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which is credited as being the most significant event that led to the gay liberation movement and the fight for LGBTQ rights …

Great Moments in Travel History – July 2019

July is the seventh month of the calendar and was named after the Roman dictator Gauis Julius Caesar. Before that, it was known as Quintillis, or the fifth month of the ten-month Roman calendar.
The month is typically the start of the “dog days” of summer, a period of hot, humid, and uncomfortable weather. The ancient Romans blamed Sirius, the Dog Star, which was believed to be a precursor to the …