| Sep 18, 2011
| 7:00 AM
I've been following the Glendale float fracas because in a former life I designed/built/sculpted 45 Rose Parade floats.
All float designs seem to represent middle tastes of wholesomeness by Tournament of Roses decree and tradition, and by committee-...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 7:40 PM
Cars honked Tuesday night as a handful of people stood near City Hall protesting Glendale's circus elephant-themed float for the Tournament of Roses Parade.
The protest, organized by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal’s Los Angeles chapter,...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 11:18 AM
City Council members on Tuesday sought options for modifying Glendale’s circus elephant float for the Tournament of Roses Parade after animal activists staged a protest outside City Hall.
A handful of people representing People for the Ethical...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Clowning around knows no age limit. Both young and old enjoy a bit of silliness now and then and, really, who ever gave much thought to the age of a clown?
Harry McCullagh, 79, of Stickney, has been performing as "Max" the clown for 44 years now and...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:35 AM
As some of you may know, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) gathered last week near City Hall to protest the design of our beloved and sacred Rose Parade float. It seems the group, which has long advocated for the rights of animals, is...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 1:29 PM
The mother of a girl who allegedly damaged her teeth at a circus camp has filed a lawsuit against the circus company and the Skokie Park District.
An attorney for the mother declined to comment on the case due to the involvement of a juvenile. But court...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 11:31 AM
The circuses are coming to town!
That's right, we're talking plural. Over the next week, both the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Cirque du Soleil will be landing in Baltimore for extended stays. Barnum & Bailey, in fact, is already here ...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:59 PM
An animal-rights group contends that an elephant performing in Baltimore with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses a health risk to the public because she has tested positive for tuberculosis, but circus and government health officials...
| Apr 8, 2011
"Circo" is a marvel of a documentary, a clear-eyed and affectionate film that tells a remarkable story with both visual and personal sensitivity. More impressive still, it's largely the work of one man.
Filmmaker Aaron Schock made eight visits to...
| May 11, 2011
| 12:03 PM
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| May 15, 2011
The popularity of the movie "Water for Elephants" provides an excuse for this parade of powerful pachyderm facts:
1. African and Asian elephants are different species. The African savanna elephant is taller and heavier, has bigger ears and a concave...