Stupid human tricks are a major pet peeve

When it comes to my rambunctious dog, everyone else seems to be an expert on curbing unwanted animal behavior.

Much-maligned pineapple pizza is stroke of gastronomic genius by Naples master

One of Italy’s most famous pizza chefs brazenly cast aside the Neapolitan pizza rule that there shall never be pineapple on pizza. You can see if he has culinary ground to stand on by visiting Sorbillo and trying it for yourself.

Pop art, retro gaming merge at Coffee Zingaro in Tokyo’s Nakano Broadway

Coffee Zingaro is a small cafe with an artsy retro theme and tables that double as arcade machines.

A day trip to Engelhorn in Mannheim leads to bounty of brand-name buys

For Americans who want the Saks Fifth Avenue experience in Germany, Engelhorn is the place to go, with the likes of Prada, Burberry, JOOP!, Hugo Boss, UGG and Marc O’Polo on its racks and shelves. Meanwhile, there are bargains to be found as well.

Fujiten Snow Resort: So close to Tokyo with a slope for every skier and snowboarder

Fujiten, at the first station of Mount Fuji in Narusawa village, has multiple ski and snowboard slopes perfect for beginners and experts alike. And the view of the renowned mountain is picture-perfect.

Movie listings for the week of February 16

Here’s what’s playing at on-base theaters.

Tours from Europe bases

Here is a sampling of upcoming trips scheduled by military bases.

Recently announced concerts and events for Feb. 16 and beyond

Listings for recently announced concerts, special concerts and shows and on-base theater.

Gaynor on ‘I Will Survive’: ‘That song, for me, is the core of my purpose, which is to bring hope, encouragement, inspiration and empowerment to people’

The musical artist discusses her Grammy-winning song’s legacy, her move from disco to gospel, her new documentary film and her upcoming album.

A long-overdue music pilgrimage to Memphis

Music critic finally gets a chance to visit the city deservedly known as both “The Home of the Blues” and “The Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” taking in sights such as Graceland, Sun Studio, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the Blues Hall of Fame Museum, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

How to stay friends for 50 years? Ask the women of Sugar Hill.

While many people have friendships that span decades, the women of the Sugar Hill Sisterhood are a case study in what it takes to maintain them. The group, first formed by the Black women who lived on the top floor of Elkton Hall at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the early 70s, works hard to stay connected and nurture their relationships through group chats, phone calls, video chats, remote group activities and annual reunions.

Liner Notes: Summer concert season takes shape with Avril Lavigne, Gary Clark Jr. and others

After a slow January, summer bookings start rolling out at a steady pace.

Carnival events take various, but always fun-filled, forms

Candy, fire, dress-up and fruit fights? It’s small wonder that Fasching, Fasnacht, Carnival and the like are so enduringly popular among youngsters.

For the love of football

At every stage and at every location, football has been an important part of our lives.

Make tracks for German museum dedicated to Maerklin trains and other toys

The Maerklineum museum is dedicated to telling the company’s history and showcasing some of the toys that made its reputation.

A snow sports paradise not far from the bright lights of Sapporo

Skiers looking for an alternative to resorts in and around the better-known Niseko resort might consider the upscale but more moderately priced ski area of Kiroro, just over an hour’s drive from the largest city in northern Japan.

Movie listings for the week of Feb. 9

Here’s what’s playing at on-base theaters.

For a trendy treat, try Babe’s Boba Tea in Kaiserslautern 

Curiosity and a sweet teeth are two good reasons to sample one of the bubble tea shops that keep popping up downtown.

Yo, Adrian! South Korea has great Philly cheesesteaks

Philadelphia Cheesesteaks in Pyeongtaek serves arguably the best rib-eye sandwich this side of Broad Street.