Back on the river: The American Queen steamboat

Back on the river: The American Queen steamboat

For the 50 years leading up to the Civil War, steamboats ruled the Mississippi River and its tributaries to the east and west, carrying passengers, produce, sugar, cotton and livestock while weaving through the nation’s heartland and touching the shores of 10 states from Minnesota to Louisiana. By the time Great American Steamboat Co. took…

Rimini: Italy’s duoMo hotel is fit for Fellini

Rimini: Italy’s duoMo hotel is fit for Fellini

Even its irreverent name, an odd mix of upper and lower case letters, suggests the whimsy of the duoMo hotel. Noted industrial architect Ron Arad headed the design team for this futuristic hotel nestled in Rimini, the hometown of Italian film director Federico Fellini. Rimini served as the backdrop for so many Fellini classics that…