December 26, 2010
THE NETHERLANDS AND GERMANY Flowers along the Rhine Uniworld's eight-day "Springtime Along the Rhine" stops to see Keukenhof Gardens' 7 million blooming flowers — a site that's open only a few weeks a year. As an incentive for single travelers, Uniworld is waiving its single supplement on this itinerary while occupancy permits. Itinerary: Amsterdam to Volendam and Arnhem, Netherlands; Cologne, Mainz and Frankfurt, Germany. The reverse itinerary is also available.
December 9, 2008
Over the Rhine: An article in Saturday's Calendar on Ohio music duo Over the Rhine said the band "takes its name from the Ohio River town." Over-the-Rhine is a Cincinnati neighborhood.
March 19, 2009 |
L.A. Opera's James Conlon seems to be turning irony into gold. Just as Los Angeles Opera music director Conlon is winding up his conducting duties on the company's new production of Wagner's "Das Rheingold" (The Rhine Gold), he is finally bringing home a little gold from the Rhine for himself. In Wagner's mythological epic, everyone's always squabbling over who gets the gold. And, for more than a decade, Conlon, who served as the city of Cologne, Germany's, general music director from 1989 to 2002, has been locked in a battle over income tax overages.
March 28, 1986 |
There are the great capitals of Western Europe--London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, Vienna, Brussels, Stockholm. And then there is Bonn. Bonn, the federal village, the accidental capital, the butt of bad jokes, ranks 19th in population among West German cities even after annexing neighboring communities. It is the unlikely seat of government for the powerhouse of Europe, a nation which, after all, boasts such world-class cities as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Cologne.
April 20, 1986
An open letter to the nation of France: Next time the German army crosses the Rhine and marches in triumph down the Champs Elysees, don't call us--we'll call you. The lack of permission for an overflight of our F-111s may have cost us the loss of one plane and crew. Thanks a lot for the thousands of dead and millions of casualties in two World Wars that the United States suffered for your country--a country that could have prevented World War II by merely firing on Hitler's troops when they marched into the Rhineland in March of 1936.
August 13, 2004 |
It's hard to ignore trouble once it has made itself comfortable in your living room, playing leisurely games of cribbage and helping itself to sweets from your candy dish. When Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine" opened on Broadway on April 1, 1941, it gave human form to the fascist menace in Europe and, quite literally, brought the problem home. The action took place in a house just outside Washington, D.C.