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  1. At the Houdini Museum, in Scranton, Pa., indulge in a different kind of escape


    Dorothy Dietrich, the First Lady of Magic, stood alone on a compact stage, her blond hair stark against the backdrop of heavy red curtains. She raised a flat hand to her eyebrows, almost in mock salute, looking for a volunteer. She scanned the cross-legged children seated before her and the crowd of teenagers, parents …

    Magicians Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz co-own and operate the Houdini Museum. They also perform for visitors. Washington Post
  2. Solar eclipse mania spurs festivals, tours, sold-out hotels


    Get ready for solar eclipse mania. Destinations in the path of the Aug. 21 eclipse, which will be visible in the United States along a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina, are going wild with plans for festivals, concerts and viewing parties.

    A solar eclipse is seen from downtown Denver as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountains in 2012. This year there will be a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.
  3. Have you seen that viral NYC cookie dough shop? We tried it and here's what we thought



    If you grew up sneaking dollops of cookie dough off the baking sheet before your mom popped them in the oven and are wondering if a cookie dough cafe in New York City's Greenwich Village is worth an hourslong wait, it is.

    “DO, cookie dough confections” is one of the hottest New York City dessert shops, serving up raw cookie dough that, according to its founder, is made with pasteurized eggs and heated flour.