January 10, 2010
IRELAND 'Emerald Castle Package' On the Aer Lingus Vacation Store's six-night "Emerald Castle Package," you get round-trip airfare and a full week's car rental to explore the Emerald Isle. For lodging, you get a night at Dublin's Croke Park Hotel, three at your choice of bed-and-breakfasts, one at Ireland's renowned 13th century Ashford Castle and a final night in Dublin. Itinerary: Dublin to County Mayo and back Dates: Available through March 10 (or through Oct. 31 at higher prices)
March 25, 2009
Top prime-time shows For the week ended Sunday, 18-to-49 age group: 1 American Idol (Wed.) Fox, 11.4 million viewers 2 American Idol (Tues.) Fox, 10.7 3 Dancing With the Stars ABC, 7.1 4 Desperate Housewives ABC, 6.6 5 Grey's Anatomy ABC, 6.5 Top cable shows For the week ended Sunday: 1 WWE Raw (10 p.m. Mon.) USA, 5.4 million viewers 2 WWE Raw (9 p.m. Mon.) USA, 5.2 3 Hannah Montana Disney, 4.5 4 Saturday Movie: "Northern Lights" Lifetime, 4.5 5 SpongeBob SquarePants Nickelodeon, 4.3 -- Source: Nielsen Media Research
January 18, 2009 |
Iceland is famous for two kinds of night life. One is the manic weekend reveling in the capital, Reykjavik, where young folk stream from bar to bar in the narrow cobblestone streets, drinking, dancing and striking occasional sparks until daybreak.
July 26, 2008 |
NASA released findings Thursday that indicate magnetic explosions about one-third of the way to the moon cause the northern lights, or aurora borealis, to dance across the sky in spectacular shapes and colors. A fleet of five small satellites, called Themis, observed the beginning of a geomagnetic storm in February, while ground observatories recorded the brightening of the northern lights. A team led by UCLA scientist Vassilis Angelopoulos confirmed that the observed storm about 80,000 miles from Earth was triggered by a phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection.
January 20, 2008 |
In 1983, Pat Barker was named one of the best young British novelists by the literary magazine Granta. The list, which has proven to be prescient, also included Ian McEwan, Julian Barnes, Martin Amis and Salman Rushdie, among others. Barker could not have differed more from her fellow honorees.
February 11, 2007 |
For newlyweds Jun and Chisako Shibata, the perfect honeymoon meant standing on a steep Alaska mountain in the freezing darkness, gazing at the dancing lights in the sky. "Amazing," Chisako Shibata said of the surreal aurora borealis a short drive from Chena Hot Springs Resort deep in Alaska's interior. All around them were other Japanese tourists gasping at each twist in the shimmering curtains of green and plum.
January 21, 2007 |
EARLY in Vendela Vida's second novel, "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name," Clarissa Iverton learns that the man who raised her after her mother abandoned the family wasn't actually her father. When Clarissa discovers that her fiance was also in on the secret, her outrage and shock take her out of New York and all the way to Lapland, where she was born.
September 4, 2005 |
Sigur Ros "Takk ..." (Geffen) * * 1/2 ONE of the talking points surrounding the fourth album (in stores Sept. 13) from these doggedly ethereal Icelanders is that they're willing to be more accessible this time around. Not by adding catchy beats or singing in a sub-stratospheric range but by performing lyrics in their native language rather than in the invented tongue they've used in the past.
May 24, 2005
The night skies over southwestern Montana danced with bright red and green shades of the northern lights, or aurora borealis, as seen May 15, from past midnight to just before dawn. The light phenomenon was visible down to California and Arizona.
December 13, 2004 |
The walls of the Museum of the North stand out against the Alaska sky like bold white brush strokes on blue canvas. Visitors say the swooping exterior of the expanded University of Alaska museum reminds them of breaching whales or northern lights. The building taking shape on a Fairbanks hill stands out because it's more Sydney Opera House than the low-bid, big-box discount store that is typical Alaskan architecture.