Daylight Saving Time for 2022 to Start This Sunday in the U.S.

by Paul Riegler

After two years of a pandemic that has sickened almost 455 million people and resulted in the deaths of over 6 million, people are very much ready for astrological spring to arrive. One sign of spring is the arrival of Daylight Saving Time, which starts this Sunday, March 13, at 2 a.m. local time in most parts of the United States and Canada.
Clocks should be set ahead by one hour.
In …

Western Companies Including Apple, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Flee Russia, Marking an End to Corporate Glasnost

by Jonathan Spira

When McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in Russia, the lines to get into the fast-food joint wrapped around the block.  The restaurant was a sensation, offering fast and friendly service in a country where eateries were known more for surly service and the absence of many items on the menu.
The golden arches added a spark of color to a country that, throughout the Soviet era, was more black-and-white, despite the …

Six Expert Tips on How to Save Gas Amidst Record Prices at the Pump

by Jonathan Spira

Drivers are paying record prices at the pump now, and the cost of a gallon of gasoline is expected to increase even further following President Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports.
The average price of gas in the U.S. rose by $0.10 per gallon from Monday to Tuesday, hitting a record $4.17 cents per gallon. Meanwhile, the price of benchmark U.S. crude oil spiked to more than $129 per barrel Tuesday, an …

Great Moments in Travel History – March 2022

by Jesse Sokolow

March, the third month of the year, is the month when, two years ago, the World Health Organization proclaimed on March 11, 2020 that the novel coronavirus was now a pandemic. The travel industry just two years ago began to reel from the impact of the pandemic as major hotel chains shut down thousands of properties, banks closed an equal number of branches, airlines reduced schedules by up to 50%, …

Review: ‘The Daughter-in-Law’ at Mint Theater Company at New York City Center

by Jonathan Spira

D.H. Lawrence is not the first playwrights one would think of when it comes to plays, but the truth is that he wrote five – including “The Daughter-in-Law” – and few were staged during his lifetime.  Lawrence is far more known for controversial works such as “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and “Sons and Daughters” but every so often, one of his plays is staged on the Great White Way.
Indeed “The Daughter-in-Law,” …

Review and Test Drive: The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is ‘the EV Generation’s Pony Car’

by Jonathan Spira

Remember the original pony car, the 1965 Ford Mustang?  The term for a then new class of automobile, a pony car had sporty yet affordable performance and it could carry four people. In addition, a pony car would have a long hood and short rear deck and, most important, have visceral appeal and tug at the buyer’s emotions.
Of course, back in 1964, when the Mustang made its debut, vehicle manufacturers …

The 3G Network Shutdown is a Problem for Millions of Vehicles on the Road from Acura to Cadillac to Tesla to Volvo

by Jonathan Spira

If telecommunications companies merely said they were sunsetting their 3G networks, many people might reply “How interesting “and then would have gone about their business, unaware of the consequences to come.
But what is actually happening is that older mobile networks, namely those using 3G technology – something commercially introduced in 2002 – is being switched off after millions of devices have grown to depend on it.
On Tuesday, AT&T Wireless switched …