The New York Times

The New York Times was founded in 1851, and is one of the largest in the United States, although its circulation has suffered in recent years. Its motto is ‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’.

Something fun

The days following an excess of festive parties call for cheap nights in - which is where fun gifts and games come into their own

Playing cards in a leather case ($600), Kate Spade

Magic Clock with LED afterimage display ($598), Loft, Seibu

Friday, 3 December, 2004, 12:00am

Book Lunch

As the New York Times' Frugal Traveler columnist, Daisann McLane has been wandering the globe for almost five years, filing stories about her low-cost adventures from California to Yunnan province, from Berlin to Bali. Cheap Hotels is McLane's quirky memoir, in photographs and essays, of her nomadic life. She talks about the book over lunch today at the Foreign Correspondents' Club at 12.30pm.

16 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

What about Dumb and Dumber?

Did you know that Walt Disney was afraid of mice? That bats always turn left when exiting a cave? Or that Adolf Hitler's mother seriously considered having an abortion but was talked out of it by her doctor? If you're rolling your eyes and sighing tell-me-something-I-don't-know sighs, you've probably read the latest bunch of 'Fun Facts' now forwarding its way through cyber space.

17 Jun 2000 - 12:00am