| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:00 AM
As we slip into October, I decided to assemble my first-ever Fantasy Halloween League of the Top 13 haunted mazes at theme parks around the world.
Think of the Top 13 list as a nightmare fantastic park with the most demented, disturbing and disgusting...
| Feb 12, 2012
Oatman. If it was good enough for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard on their honeymoon, Oatman should be good enough for you, although it's been 73 years since the Hollywood couple spent their honeymoon night in the allegedly haunted...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:07 PM
The East Coast offers unique hot spots for Halloween chills:
Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary — What began as a one-night haunted house in the ruins of the Eastern State Penitentiary at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue in 1991 has 29...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 9:27 AM
As upsets go, this one didn't draw a significant amount of attention. And that's because, let's face it, soccer doesn't register around these parts like football and basketball do.
But no question, the Phoebus boys' 1-0 win over Gloucester was...
| May 14, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Knott's Berry Farm will add three new mazes and a new scare zone for Halloween Haunt 2011, according to theme park officials.
Photos: View concept art of all 13 mazes and four scare zones for Halloween Haunt 2011
The 39th annual Knott’s Scary Farm...
| May 14, 2011
| 7:52 PM
Are you British? I'm not. Were you born in 1936? I wasn't.
But I know someone that can answer "yes" on both those counts. Well, something actually, not someone — Five Crowns in Corona del Mar.
The venerable landmark checked itself into rehab about...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Is the governess being haunted by ghosts, or are there bats in her belfry? That essential conundrum at the heart of Henry James' 1898 novella comes into stark play in Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation, now in a sturdy and suitably atmospheric staging with...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:42 PM
It just doesn't seem right watching Natalie Dormer act in contemporary clothing, let alone with her natural blond hair.
"I do quite a lot contemporary stuff," Dormer told me, laughing, during a phone interview from London, "but the American audience...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:43 AM
On the opening night of Chicago Live! Thursday, in its new home at Pipers Alley with The Second City, the show didn't feel new: It felt like a homecoming. No one from Chicago would feel out of place.
Rick Kogan needed no script to talk about the 43rd...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Are we always to be haunted by our past? August Wilson raises the question in hisPulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson."
"There ain't no ghosts in this house," insists Boy Willie, recently returned to the home shared by his uncle and sister.