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5 Tips for Surviving a Major Storm or Hurricane When Traveling

It isn’t only just a headline. Monster storms, such as hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons, are affecting more people in more places in a shorter period of time than has been the case in the past. They wreak havoc in their path with punishing winds and torrential rains and finish with dangerous storm surges.
The 2017 hurricane season has already resulted in countless delays, the cancellation of thousands of flights, and there …

Review: ‘Small World: A Fantasia’ at 59E59 Theaters

When I saw a notice that ‘Small World,’ a story about Walt Disney, was coming to 59E59 Theaters, describing it as a show that would “go behind the scenes of Disney’s classic ‘Fantasia,’” I started to count the days until I’d see it. “Fantasia” was the first full-length film I ever saw in a movie theater and it remains one of my all-time favorites, with a particular fondness for the …

Lobby Bar – September 22: Charizard the Tourguide, Being Tickled by a Butler, and BMW Invests in Dongles

Lobby Bar – An Optical Illusion of Words
Forced laughs. Take a seat next to us in the theater for a third viewing of “The Play That Goes Wrong.” Before you go swallowing any cayennidday, keep in mind that the actors are professionally trained thespians to give you a very poor performance. Don’t worry, if you aren’t smiling by the end of the show, Perkins the butler will personally go and …

Theater Review: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ Continues to Go Right

After what seemed like unending last-minute repair work to the set, a man with a posh accent spoke to the audience while simultaneously missing the spotlight. “Firstly, I would like to apologise to those of you involved in our little box-office mix-up,” he started. “I do hope the six hundred and seventeen of you affected will enjoy our little murder mystery just as much as you would have enjoyed… ‘Hamilton.’ …

Lobby Bar – September 15: The 1960 Carboat Scandal, Cabin Launching, and the Most Expensive Fruit

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Somebody told me. Join Paul Riegler for a look at all of the classic American cars that are still driven in Cuba today. The reason for the popularity of these old vehicles is obvious: in the 1950s, rich American businessmen would drive their carboats from the Florida Keys to Havana, but when Kennedy took office, he …

What’s Doing in London’s West End

London’s West End is the main commercial and entertainment center of the city as well as the name of its theater district. Although its exact boundaries vary according to whom you ask, it unquestionably includes Mayfair, Soho, Covent Garden, Fitzrovia, and Marylebone.
Development of the West End started in the 16th century and over the centuries it has included palaces, expansive town houses, fashionable shops, and theaters. It’s this last concept …

Lobby Bar – September 8: Amtrak Goes Postal, Mozzarella Sticks are Life, and Why You Should Become a Cannibal

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Hurricane Like It’s 1992. Irma is coming and, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, the most destructive storm ever to hit Florida, authorities are urging evacuees to use 300 baud modems, a Mosaic browser, and Motorola MicroTacmobile phones thanks to their excellent 75-minute battery life. Then-President George H.W. Bush later said that he had “misunderestimated” the storm’s impact on …