Travel Features

City Smart: New York City

Woot! When you consider that Whoopi Goldberg is a respected actor on both large and small screens—as well as a theater thesp—but also (quite obviously) a comedian… and talk show host with producing credits to her name (oh, and let’s not forget that she’s a member of the EGOT—Emmy, Grammy, …

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City Smart: Philadelphia

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins turned America on its head in 2014 when his OBIE Award-winning play, “An Octoroon,” debuted. “An Octoroon” reboots the plot of the 19th-century play “The Octoroon” by Dion Boucicault. Jacobs-Jenkins adds humor to the melodrama about a forbidden love story and smartly inserts himself among the characters. …

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City Smart: Washington, D.C.

Prepare to rock harder this month when AC/DC and The Who both descend upon the Verizon Center (albeit separately—the early-to-rise capital probably couldn’t handle them at the selfsame show). AC/DC takes to the stage first—on March 17. The banging Australian band will play sans founding member Malcolm Young (due to …

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City Smart: New York City

Linda Lavin—an accomplished triple-threat actress in film, television (who, over 35, can forget “Alice”?) and theater—returns to the stage in the world premiere of the dramedy, “Our Mother’s Brief Affair,” by Richard Greenberg. Opening on Broadway later this month at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, “Our Mother” is the story …

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City Smart: Washington, D.C.

The first postage stamp debuted 176 years ago—it featured the Queen of England’s regal profile and was valued at a penny, earning the name “Penny Black.” Soon after followed the postage system as we know it, and with that, one of the oldest and quirkiest groups of collectors: philatelists. The …

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City Smart: Philadelphia

Google the fourth “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood —you will learn that she’s scored seven Grammys, broken country music records with six number-one albums and that her hunky hockey player husband makes headlines for knocking opponents’ teeth out—and you might concede she’s earned that adorably smug smirk on the cover …

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