| 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...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 9:38 PM
The giant observation wheel planned for International Drive is supposed to rival the world-famous London Eye. But will the view from an Orlando Eye rival the well-known panorama provided by its English counterpart?
Turns out you can see almost everything...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2010
"Think of bouncing up and down in the back of the school bus," Scott Butler says. "Now think of 135,000 gallons of water bouncing up from a tank at the back of a ship that's a quarter-mile long. Even seas that don't seem that rough at all can send water...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2009
Forrest Gump stopped running here; Thelma and Louise did not. Half a century ago, when advertisers conjured up the Marlboro Man as the personification of the American West's folklore of freedom and rugged individualism, Monument Valley was already the...
| Apr 5, 2009
Master conceptualist and founding father of modern celebrity culture, Andy Warhol was also, for a spell in the 1960s, the most prolific filmmaker in America.
From 1963, when he acquired his first camera, to 1968, when he was shot and nearly killed by the...
| Nov 30, 2009
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| Feb 10, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Former Laguna Beach mayor and businessman Charlton Phillips Boyd died Feb. 3 in Dana Point. He was 91.
"Anyone who can live their lives the way 'Charlie' did and make it to 91 will have pr etty good lives," City Councilwoman Verna Rollinger said....
| Feb 16, 2011
| 12:44 PM
It's a time-proven format for romantic comedy: Balance the more or less conventional love story between one couple with a more volatile relationship between their best friends.
Shakespeare used it brilliantly in "Much Ado About Nothing," where...
| Jul 18, 2010
Heaven may be a little closer in New York these days, especially in Manhattan, where hotels' rooftop bars are among the best places to enjoy summer. A few are restricted to guests, such as those at the Surrey, the Trump SoHo and the Thompson LES, but...