| Nov 29, 2012
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, rain comes to Southern California; fans of Brazilian Sao Paulo cheer for their team during the 2012 Copa Sudamericana semifinal football match against Chile; a full moon rises near the Empire State Building; giant panda...
| Aug 2, 2011
"The Smurfs" set design: cool apartment designs with retro bohemian appeal....
| Mar 5, 2013
“American Idol” enters a new phase Tuesday night. The Fox singing contest goes live at 8, which will be a test for the 10 female hopefuls. (The 10 men perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday). But the bigger test may be for the judges: How will Keith...
| Feb 5, 2013
By Anne-Marie Garcia, Associated Press HAVANA — A French daredevil who has scaled some of the world's tallest buildings conquered Cuba's famous Habana Libre hotel on Monday without ropes or a safety net — climbing to the top in about half an...
| Aug 15, 2011
Two laborers survived lightning injuries Monday that happened in separate sides of Broward County. Since Florida is the lightning capital of the U.S., I thought it might be a good time to post some myths and truisms about lightning. The bolts of...
| Mar 29, 2008
Disneyland's "Small World" will soon be getting a little more crowded.
The Anaheim amusement park is planning to add iconic Disney characters to the anonymous international cast of the beloved 'round-the-globe boat ride. The idea has sparked outrage...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 11:46 AM
To Kenny Callaghan, barbecue is like religion.
"If you're Roman Catholic, you don't go to a synagogue," said Callaghan, the executive chef and barbecue czar at New York's Blue Smoke restaurant. "If you're from North Carolina, you don't understand what...
| Dec 5, 2010
Staying at a plush new hotel is possibly the last thing most Americans are thinking about this holiday season. Dreaming about, maybe, because who can afford it?
So here's a morsel of consolation: Although the economy in much of the country continues to...
| Feb 20, 2011
Reporting from aboard the Disney Dream
With all things Disney, you come to expect family fun, fairy-tale fantasy and plenty of pixie dust.
But it's the technology behind Disney's trademark "magic" that seems to set its new Dream apart from other...
| May 10, 2009
I've been an unabashed fan of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series by Rick Riordan from early on. But one thing bugs me as I consider "The Last Olympian" (Disney/Hyperion: $17.99, ages 10 and up), the fifth and final book in the series: I am...
| Jun 16, 2009
| 2:13 PM
Taking the kids to the Big Apple may seem like a daunting task, but New York is actually one of America's best cities for a family vacation. Almost every child knows something about New York from movies, books and television. This...