| Oct 10, 2011
| 8:53 AM
Mike Ricksecker, paranormal investigator and "ghostorian," has had a lifelong passion for writing and mystery which has led him to explore the realm of the paranormal. He is the author of Ghosts of Maryland, Ghosts and Legends of Oklahoma, and has...
| Oct 11, 2011
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is always looking for intriguing ways to lure new audiences into exploring the classics. For the company's current production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town," director Ian Gallanar is inviting patrons in as specters....
| Oct 28, 2011
Here's our quick Halloween “how” guide. First up, how did a holiday that takes its name from a Catholic holy day — All Hallows' Eve, the eve of All Saints' Day — become the day to dress up in costume and ask for candy, tell...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 11:54 AM
A pub crawl is simple: Gather some friends, hit some bars and stumble your separate ways home.
While fun, the routine can get a little repetitive. That's why, in the past couple years, a number of off-beat bar crawls have sprung up.
Now, you and a...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 5:59 AM
St. Mary's City, Md.
If you're tired of haunted houses and looking for unconventional Halloween fun, head down to historic St. Mary's City for Grave Matters. Get into colonial character as you watch Maryland's colonists act out a typical...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 6:22 AM
Rie Sadler and Jim Jones set out to look for ghosts. Instead, they found each other.
"Clearly, we were destined — or doomed — to be together," says Sadler, 37, a project analyst for an Annapolis-based defense contractor. Her fiancé, a 47-...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 2:12 PM
Mike Ricksecker, paranormal investigator and “ghostorian,” has had a lifelong passion for writing and mystery, which has led him to explore the realm of the paranormal. Ricksecker, 37, lives in Oklahoma but lived in...
| Oct 30, 2011
The dispatch to the 2400 block of San Diego Avenue was in response to a 911 call. A concerned citizen had reported that a woman was crying outside the historic Whaley House Museum.
The responding police officer will never forget that eerie evening...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:14 PM
So it turns out Huntington Beach is haunted. And by a pretty renowned specter too.
That was one of the things I learned Tuesday morning as I took a walking tour of downtown with two members of the city's Historic Resources Board. On the tour, we passed...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 9:34 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — An employee on a ladder changed the letters on the Lido Theater marquee to announce not the latest art film, but the premiere of Newport Harbor High School's eighth annual freshman feature film.
Past participants, parents and...
| Jun 10, 2012
The Complete Short Stories
Introduction by Adam Gopnik
Everyman's Library: 716 pp., $28
Mark Twain was on the lecture circuit for over three decades. He would take the stage feigning bemusement at discovering his audience and stand silently...