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  • Letters: Elephant cruelty must be stopped

    Re "L.A. backs a bullhook ban," Oct. 24 Though I am thrilled that the bullhook will be banned in Los Angeles, the City Council's action still does not address the cruelty that these animals will endure. Yes, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will...
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents: Dragons, at Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena

    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents: Dragons, at Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena
    The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been entertaining the masses for a long, long time. In order to keep things fresh, they adopt themes so that every year you're not seeing the exact same show. This fall, the show is called Dragons, and it'...
  • Halloween TV programming 2013

     
    As the Halloween 2013 season fast approaches, there will once again be plenty of Halloween TV programming to enjoy, from terrifying frights to more family-friendly fare. Here is some of the notable Halloween TV programming airing in 2013. All times are...
  • How A Customer Became A Sucker And Then Got Mad

    "There's one born every minute." That's what they say about the pushovers and poor saps who fall for bait-and-switch deals. It's what they say about folks who believe they're being treated fairly by strangers who promise them amazing offers. American...
  • Fairfield County's Fall Arts Season Is Diverse And Delightful. No Dead Leaves Here.

    Fairfield County's Fall Arts Season Is Diverse And Delightful. No Dead Leaves Here.
    Time was, fall was about fresh beginnings: a new TV season, new dramas at theaters, college bands touring campuses. Now, all that stuff happens year-round, without a clean start or finish. It can be dizzying, but this is a good thing. Nostalgic tribute...
  • Pat Derby dies at 70; rescuer of exotic and performing animals

    Pat Derby dies at 70; rescuer of exotic and performing animals
    Pat Derby could coax Willie the bear with a handful of jelly beans, make Christopher the cougar twitch his tail on command, and even kissed Rijo the tiger. But when it came to Walt Disney, she had less patience. Derby, a Hollywood animal trainer...
  • The circus comes flamboyantly to town at Mercury Theater

    The circus comes flamboyantly to town at Mercury Theater
    "Barnum," the 1980 musical about that great showman Phineas Taylor Barnum, is very rarely produced in Chicago. There is a reason. It's really hard to stuff a circus into a theater, especially when you're trying to do a legitimate Cy Coleman musical at the...
  • Review: 'Balance' by Nik Wallenda

    Review: 'Balance' by Nik Wallenda
    Last June, Nik Wallenda walked across Niagara Falls on a cable, just as he did last week in a stunning act a quarter mile above the Little Colorado River. -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row...
  • Classic Hollywood: The movies at work

     Classic Hollywood: The movies at work
    As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
  • Mercury 'Barnum' gets a P.T. Barnum

    Gene Weygandt will star as P.T. Barnum in the Mercury Theater's upcoming production of the musical "Barnum," the Mercury has announced. Also starring: Cory Goodrich and Summer Naomi Smart. "Barnum," one of the first shows in the Mercury's new self-...
  • Ringling Bros.' 'Dragons' is one of circus' best

    Ringling Bros.' 'Dragons' is one of circus' best
    Ever since David Carradine played a warrior monk on the run in that 1970s TV classic "Kung Fu," the Shaolin Warriors of the Henan province in China have been the public face of qigong, that uber-disciplined form of exercise that makes the rest of us...