Topic: Upstate New York
This is the time of year – when it’s been freezing for two months and the city is covered with dirty snow that won’t melt for another six weeks – that I dream of trading it all in for a simpler life. You know, one complete with farm animals, caves for aging cheese, and a vegetable garden large enough to supply all of Manhattan with frisée. I'll never do it – I can't really live without groceries delivered to my apartment, mass transit, and access to Korean food at all hours – but I can at least read about it. Here are five amazing, hilarious, utterly charming books brought to you by people, crazier, more desperate, and with even less impulse control than I: the ones who actually did it.
02/18/2011 10:30 am
Americans in 33 states from Oklahoma to Massachusetts are now dealing with a highly dangerous winter storm that will dump a combination of snow and ice on roads, houses and power lines. A significant amount of the precipitation is expected to be ice either in the form of freezing rain – rain that freezes on contact with the ground – or ice pellets, such as sleet. Experts say these are five things you can do to cope with the storm:
02/01/2011 06:35 pm
Kim Edwards, author of "The Memory Keeper's Daughter," discusses “The Lake of Dreams,” her second novel.
01/11/2011 11:37 am
What happens when a Manhattanite in a white designer blouse meets an exasperatingly idealistic organic farmer.
12/21/2010 06:05 am
Kennedy Center honors five in 2010, including Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Bill T. Jones, Merle Haggard, and Jerry Herman.
12/06/2010 01:05 pm
Lake-effect snow: Executive Director Michael Fleischer said the agency should have closed nearly two dozen non-toll entrance ramps to Interstate 90 much sooner after jackknifed tractor-trailers blocked traffic just east of Buffalo.
12/03/2010 04:30 pm
A simple, delicious pork tenderloin dish served over rice.
11/02/2010 11:41 am
Medicare fraud operation, netting $163 million, was run by Armenian gangsters, federal prosecutors allege.
10/14/2010 01:42 pm
Carlos Santana will perform at Woodstock on Saturday. Carlos Santana played at the original Woodstock festival 41 years ago.
07/17/2010 08:24 am
The forecasts call for hot weather not just during daytime, but also at night, when many people don't have air conditioning to keep their bedrooms cool. The heat wave could persist through the week.
07/06/2010 03:39 pm