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  • China's Enlight Unveils $1.6 bn Studio Facility, Pacts With Bruno Wu

    SHANGHAI - Beijing Enlight Media, one of China's top film groups, unveiled plans to build a $1.6 billion (RMB10 billion) production studio and theme park in Shanghai. It also unveiled a joint venture with Bruno Wu's Seven Stars Media. Enlight, which is...
  • Kenya town attacked during World Cup screening, 50 killed

    Kenya town attacked during World Cup screening, 50 killed
    Somali-linked Islamists have killed at least 50 people in a Kenyan coastal town, executing men in front of their families and killing others who had gathered to watch World Cup soccer on television. The al Shabaab group said on Monday that its commandos...
  • Holy stones! Jagger alters the altar

    JERUSALEM -- And then Mick Jagger walked in. I was in Israel, with several friends, visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be the site where Jesus was crucified and later buried. It is one of the biggest religious destinations in the...
  • Improv training, passion for city fuel tour guide's storylines

    Margaret Hicks says her training as a comedian has served her well in her new vocation: Chicago tour guide. Hicks runs Chicago Elevated, dedicated to walking tours, mainly around the Loop. There's the architectural tour, the disaster tour (think the...
  • Federal bill calls for new rules for killer whales, others at SeaWorld

    Federal bill calls for new rules for killer whales, others at SeaWorld
    The political and scientific dispute over killer whales at SeaWorld San Diego and other marine parks is not over. In April, a legislative committee in Sacramento tabled a bill that would have outlawed orca shows at SeaWorld. The bill, by Assemblyman...
  • Plan to move, expand Md. Renaissance Festival met with resistance

    Plan to move, expand Md. Renaissance Festival met with resistance
    One by one, they came to the microphone and made their case: The Maryland Renaissance Festival is fun, but it doesn't belong in a rural community. The festival annually attracts to Crownsville about 300,000 visitors who gobble smoked turkey legs, guzzle...
  • New Jersey Beach Tour Celebrates '50s Motel Architecture

    New Jersey Beach Tour Celebrates '50s Motel Architecture
    WILDWOOD, N.J. — I expect Frankie and Annette to walk out of the Lollipop Motel. If you know who they are, you will know what I mean. If you are too young to remember them, you owe yourself a ride on a Doo Wop Back to the '50s tour, centered in...
  • Monorails? Only at Disneyland

    Why is it that every time a transit corridor like the Sepulveda Pass is discussed, someone brings up the "great idea" of monorails? ("Make drivers pay for HOV lane access," Letters, May 29) It has been proved through numerous studies over the years that...
  • Museum might put you off sushi for a while

    Museum might put you off sushi for a while
    For something educational to do before lunch, I admired bottle after bottle of pickled parasites. Some frilled. Some with suckers. Most hermaphrodite. And all gross. Tokyo's Meguro Parasitological Museum is a research center as well as a tourist...
  • Timeline: New-Gate Prison, From Coppermine To Museum

    Timeline: New-Gate Prison, From Coppermine To Museum
    Early-1700s: New-Gate copper mine beings operation. 1773: The mine is repurposed, opening as a prison. 1782: State closes prison after prisoners burn down the wooden guardhouse for a third time. 1790: State reopens New-Gate. 1827: New-Gate...
  • How much should Chicagoans sacrifice for tourism?

    How much should Chicagoans sacrifice for tourism?
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to attract more tourists to Chicago creates a classic "frenemy" situation: The tourist city is both friend and enemy of the real city. It lures visitors and their dollars, yet in catering to tourist expectations, it threatens...