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  • St. Patrick's Festival begins tonight at Downtown Disney

    St. Patrick's Festival begins tonight at Downtown Disney
    The annual St. Patrick's celebration at Downtown Disney has a new name this year, with festivities beginning tonight. Named "The Mighty St. Patrick's Festival," the event will run for 11 days, beginning tonight and ending March 17. The event will be...
  • The original 'American Picker'

    The original 'American Picker'
    Though some people think of pickers as mere dumpster divers, Mike Wolfe doesn't mind. His childhood hobby spawned an adult obsession, one that he has parlayed into a popular antiques business and an even more popular TV show. Millions of viewers tune in...
  • Robert LaVigne dies at 85; artist painted central Beat figures

    Robert LaVigne, an artist and set designer whose subjects and collaborators included many of the central figures of the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Robert Creeley, died Feb. 20 in Seattle. He was 85. LaVigne had been in...
  • Country music's cradle

    Country music's cradle
    The double yellow line painted along the middle of State Street in downtown Bristol doesn't simply provide direction for motorists. It's also the state line. The businesses on the south side of the street are in Tennessee. Just steps to the north lies...
  • Europe's oddball museums broaden perspectives

    Europe's oddball museums broaden perspectives
    You could spend a lifetime in Europe's grand museums -- the Louvre, the British Museum, and many others. But I also like to take in a destination's more idiosyncratic sights, getting a bead on the quirkier side of the local culture. It's my nature as a...
  • Don't miss: Festival of Fantasy parade debut at Disney

    Don't miss: Festival of Fantasy parade debut at Disney
    WHAT: The Magic Kingdom is set to debut its new daytime parade, Festival of Fantasy. It will be a cavalcade of characters plus new floats, costumes and soundtrack for the traditional afternoon parade. Showstoppers could be a steampunk dragon float and the...
  • Unlock a historic stay with C&O Canal Quarters program

    Unlock a historic stay with C&O Canal Quarters program
    For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is special. Riding there on a recent chilly spring morning, I see the Potomac River to my left, serene in some spots, roaring with foamy fury in others. To my right,...
  • Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism

     Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87; Nobel-winning writer was master of magical realism
    When Colonel Aureliano Buendía faced the firing squad, time slipped away, and his life became a dream. Before him rose the mythical town of Macondo and its retinue of gypsies and their pipes and kettle drums and magical inventions. Of course Buendía's...
  • Charles Marowitz dies at 80; playwright, director and critic

    Charles Marowitz, a playwright, director and theater critic known for his blunt manner and cutting-edge work, including controversial reworkings of classics by Henrik Ibsen and Shakespeare, died in Agoura Hills on Friday from complications of Parkinson'...
  • Summer camp for adults

    Summer camp for adults
    When kids write about how they spent summer vacations at camp, those school reports typically don't include getting covered in grime while working on a railroad or plotting a grisly murder for a book. Those more novel experiences are some of what is...
  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist

    In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you? The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...