Travel

All Keyed Up

Really, who wants to schlep their laptops when they travel? For those of us fed up with hauling our computers on planes, there’s now the Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard, a matchbox-sized device that projects a laser QWERTY keyboard on any flat surface and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to iPhone, iPad …

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Checking Inn – Nov12

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at Philadelphia’s Constitution Center is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional, ahem, hiccup. Spanning the temperance movement through the Roaring ’20s to the repeal of the 18th Amendment, the exhibition features more than 100 artifacts, including flapper …

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Miles of Tiles

At Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Baltimore, just across from City Hall, a quiet courtyard of boxwood, magnolia, crape myrtle and fig beckons office workers to stop in and take a break. It’s an enclosed green space, free to anyone who wanders by. But at the back wall, under a …

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On Display – Nov 12

Last May, Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” became the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, fetching $119,922,500 during an intense 12-minute bidding session at Sotheby’s in New York City. The 1895 masterwork— one of four versions that Munch created between 1893 and 1910— is the only one remaining in private …

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Book It – Nov12

Looking for a fresh foodie getaway? The cuisine of the fertile Charlevoix region of Quebec has always had a strong sense of terroir, and now, thanks to the vision of Cirque du Soleil co-founder Daniel Gauthier, the area is poised to become a major center of culinary tourism. The luxury …

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NEW YORK CITY The main branch of the New York Public Library boasts several interesting exhibits this season, including Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen, comprised of costumes Katharine Hepburn kept in her personal collection of performance clothes by designers like Valentina, Howard Greer and Cecil Beaton. Oct. 18 through …

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Revel yell

It seems D.C. super chef Robert Wiedmaier and I agree on at least one thing: Neither of us are big fans of casinos. So why is the culinary mastermind behind such Washington institutions as Marcel’s and Bethesda’s Mussel Bar dishing out mini crabcakes at a special event to support the …

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Beach news

In Rehoboth Beach… Former Nage chef du cuisine Hari Cameron is the creative force behind a(Muse.), located in the old Café Sole spot. Cameron’s playful menu offers small plates arranged in five categories, progressing from lighter to heavier flavors. Diners can choose from Category I’s Cool Hand Fluke (a thin …

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Atlantic City gets a new upscale casino with the opening of Revel. The 1,898-room hotel (all boast ocean views) features 14 restaurants, including offerings by several top chefs already mentioned on this page— Jose Garces, Michel Richard— plus D.C.’s Robert Wiedmaier and Iron Chef Marc Forgione. There’s a full spa …

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