| Sep 17, 2010
| 3:41 PM
| Mar 14, 2011
-- A smashed white pickup wedged beneath another vehicle was marked "Day 13, 3:15 p.m." in Japanese characters.
The numbers indicated the day of the month and time two bodies had been found inside the truck. A team of eight soldiers struggled to remove...
| Apr 21, 2011
Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge...
| Jul 1, 2011
A relative newcomer to farmers markets, Country Fresh Herbs offers a gorgeous display of heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, specialty peppers, lemon cucumbers and Romanesco zucchini. But even more intriguing is the story of the family that brings this...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 9:07 AM
Friday marked the day Rick Perry finally tried to go on offense.
First he blitzed the network morning shows, then he delivered a detailed speech on energy policy in Pittsburgh. All before lunch.
It amounted to what felt like a new chapter in the Texas...
| Feb 3, 2011
| 6:58 AM
The Fantasyland expansion at Magic Kingdom will produce several new attractions at Walt Disney World, including the dark ride Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, the Be Our Guest restaurant and the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.
| Sep 15, 2010
| 1:48 PM
The party's almost over for Block Party Bash at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Disney World confirmed Wednesday that the rolling show will bow out as of Jan. 1, 2011. It will be replaced with another Pixar-driven parade that Disney says is still in the...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Naysayers underestimated Disney World this time. Granted, when the company announced plans in September to project photographs of theme-park guests onto Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom, details were sparse.
But who, beyond Imagineers, could have...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 10:41 AM
The Alcarese home, built into a hillside in Baldwin, could not appear more like an Italian villa if it was built overlooking a valley in Tuscany. The only thing missing from the vista surrounding the home are tall, lanky cypress trees of the scenic wine-...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 12:22 PM
In the mind of Ridley Pearson, Disney villains have plans to take over the world, "it's a small world" dolls are their henchmen, there's a jail beneath Pirates of the Caribbean and mysteries are solved by kids who turn into holograms after the theme parks...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 12:12 PM
Part of the fun at the Party of the Senses, a special event at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival, is watching the Cirque du Soleil acts that serve as entertainment.
The Party takes place every Saturday, and the night I attended our first Cirque du Soleil...