By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
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By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
PUBLISHED: 19:03 27 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Actor Hamesh Patel as Jack the singer in action during filming on Gorleston beach. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Richard Curtis new feelgood movie Yesterday was largely filmed in East Anglia. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the trailer and finds out what we know so far Film director Danny Boyle, right, speaks to the 6000 extras on Gorleston beach during filming, introducing two actors, Himesh Patel, the singer, and his manager played by Joel Fry (in green). Picture: DENISE BRADLEYAfter being buffeted by the storm-tossed seas of damning critical reviews for his 1960s pirate radio movie The Boat That Rocked, Suffolk’s screenwriting legend Richard Curtis looks to be sailing into calmer waters with his latest film Yesterday.Extensively filmed in Suffolk and Norfolk, with location filming taking place in Southwold, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran suggests Hey Jude becomes Hey Dude in new Richard Curtis Beatles movie
PUBLISHED: 10:49 31 December 2018 John Bultitude Simon Callow Credit: Ivon Bartholomew Archant When it comes to learning about and absorbing himself into a character, there are few actors more dedicated than Simon Callow. A Song At TwilightThe writer, director, raconteur and acclaimed actor is heading back to Norwich in 2019 in a brand new production of a Noel Coward classic. He talks to John Bultitude about his love of the literary, the joy of Coward and why Norwich is a city close to his heart.Sir Hugo Latymer is contemplating the final years of his life while relaxing in the private suite of the lakeside hotel he calls home.Rude, haughty and precious, his long-suffering wife and secretary Hilde and handsome waiter Felix attend to his every need.Putting him on edge is the imminent arrival of his actress old flame Carlotta Gray who he enjoyed a torrid two-year fling with more than 40 years ago.Simon Callow takes on the lead role in Noel Coward’s final play A Song At … [Read more...] about Actor Simon Callow on why Norwich is close to his heart
This March 8, 2017, file photo shows former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at an awards ceremony hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Houston. George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 while Barbara Bush died April 17. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File) Burt Reynolds, right, who stars in the movie “The Longest Yard,” is interviewed before the movie’s premiere Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Los Angeles. Reynolds’ son Quinton Reynolds is at left. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) This Jan. 14, 2012, file photo, shows singer Aretha Franklin performing during the BET Honors at the Warner Theatre in Washington. The famed singer died Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) (FILES) In this file photo taken on February 8, 2015, British scientist Stephen Hawking (C) arrives on the red carpet with former wife Jane Hawking (L) and daughter Lucy Hawking (R) for the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in … [Read more...] about Names we won’t forget: Famous people who died in 2018