| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Tom Thumb was one of the first international entertainment celebrities. P.T. Barnum's legendary tiny song-and-dance man, a Bridgeport native, made both commoners and kings giddy with delight at his unusual small stature, his talent and his elaborate...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Don't bother sending in the clowns: They're already here.
More than 175 clowns are expected to be in Orlando this week for the annual Clowns of America International convention.
See the video: Clowns abound in Orlando at clown convention
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:51 AM
While it might sound like a joke, Clowns of America International says a national clown shortage is no laughing matter.
The Florida-based organization is the country's largest trade organization for clowns. Clowns of America International President...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
When T. Rowe Price Group looked to add a director to its board last month, the Baltimore money manager chose someone with widespread name recognition: former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe of Maine.
Earlier this year, Price added another notable figure to its...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:26 AM
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...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:15 AM
The circus has come to town!
And it’s the clown, jokes Greg May, who is running the business.
A Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College graduate and former member of its circus troupe, May is the clown in question, and the Center Ring...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:23 PM
"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.
| Oct 22, 2013
As human understanding of elephants has evolved, so has our treatment of them. Zoos decades ago freed these largest of land mammals from standing for hours in chains on arthritis-inducing concrete. Also gone from many zoos is the bullhook, an instrument...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:40 PM
For the first seven years of his life, Paul Hortobagyi never tasted a waffle. Then one day he found himself surrounded by them.
The Fountain Valley resident was strolling through the streets of Liege, Belgium, with his parents when he encountered...
| Oct 23, 2013
Re "Of elephants and bullhooks," Editorial, Oct. 22
Every year since 1922, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has performed for circus fans in Los Angeles. Elephants have always been an integral part of Ringling Bros., providing an up-close way for...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain.
Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...