Articles in Journeys

Restaurant Review: Capizzi Ristorante Italiano, New York City

Practically around the corner from Theatre Row on 42nd Street is a small, unassuming restaurant, Capizzi. We had passed it multiple times and the aroma was always irresistible but we were usually on our way to a show.
This time we weren’t.
The tiny, one-room restaurant was warm and inviting. The décor was early kitsch, with a vintage General Electric refrigerator from the 1950s featuring prominently.
The lone server welcomed us and sat …

Kindertransport Museum to Reopen in Vienna at the Urania

Vienna’s Kindertransport Museum will reopen after a move. Its new home is the Urania, which was opened in 1910 by Kaiser Franz Joseph I as an educational facility that included a public observatory and cinema and is located at the foot of the Wien river in the city’s first district.
The museum tells the story of the children of the Kindertransport who left Vienna in 1938 and 1939 to go to …

Review: ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ at New York Theatre Workshop

As a somewhat precocious high school student in Wenatchee, Washington, Heidi Schreck was a kind of child prodigy in speech, participating and triumphing in the American Legion Oratorical Contest at her mother’s behest.
The program focuses on the history of U.S. law and the ability to think and speak clearly. What Schreck won in these debate competitions paid for her college tuition at a state school, she proudly informs us.
Indeed, “What …

Review: ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ at the American Airlines Theatre

Sarah Bernhardt was a force of nature, one that perhaps even today’s celebrities with millions of Instagram followers could not begin to replicate.
What other actress had her own theater, in this case Theater Sarah Bernhardt, the former Théâtre des Nations or, after suffering the amputation of a leg late in life, was carried around in a palanquin decorated in the Louis VI style.
She was one of the first prominent actresses …

Here Comes Flu Season: 4 Tips for Staying Healthy

Flu season is making its annual return in the northern hemisphere after a particularly bad season last year. It’s always worse for frequent travelers who are exposed to germs in small aluminum tubes hurtling through space as well as in restaurants and conference halls.
More than 80,000 people in the United States died of the flu during the 2017-2018 flu season, the highest number in well over a decade, according to …

How to Combat Jet Lag: 8 Trips for a Better Night’s Sleep When Traveling

Tired of being tired when you should be wide awake or the opposite in a foreign land? Jet lag is not only a nuisance when on holiday but it’s a major impediment to getting things done when on a business trip.
Jet lag occurs when you quickly traverse multiple time zones, leaving your internal clock unable to adjust to the change. It causes sleeplessness, headaches, a loss of appetite, and mild …

Theater Review: ‘The True’ at Pershing Square Signature Center

Dorothea “Polly” Noonan died on November 14, 2003. She had retired in 1973 after nearly four decades of service to the New York State Senate and had also been a major force in the Democratic Party, having served on the National Democratic Committee and as vice-chair of the N.Y.S. Democratic Committee.
In “The True,” Edie Falco, star of “The Sopranos” and “Nurse Jackie,” is galvanizing as Polly, in a story loosely …