| Mar 6, 2014
First it was one of the most acclaimed video games released last year. Now the zombie-themed “The Last of Us” […]...
| Jul 13, 2013
For some reason, manatee-watching always seems like a winter diversion. Observing benign, 1-ton sea cows glide in spring-fed waters is a ritual at January manatee festivals in Orange City and Crystal River.
Yet manatees are a year-round attraction at...
| Sep 11, 2013
Re "Car dealer with dog Spot," Obituary, Sept. 10
I remember as a young boy watching Sunday morning television on our fuzzy, black-and-white, 12-inch screen while waiting for my mom and dad to get ready for church. I'd watch lengthy car commercials,...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:22 AM
A small museum depicting the natural and historic resources of Dry Tortugas National Park and historic Fort Jefferson has opened in Key West, offering visitors an easily accessible introduction to one of America's most remote national parks.
| Mar 30, 2013
Muddy Leek is in kind of an odd location, just a block or two away from the restaurants in Culver City's Helms complex yet seemingly well outside of the area. It's part of a building that briefly served as a design museum before it was converted into...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Some things are sacred. Like fair food.
Cheesy bacon bombs, Krispy Kreme sloppy Joes and deep-fried pineapple are just a few of the belly-busting items on the menu as summer fair season hits full swing: The Orange County Fair opens Friday in Costa...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Anyone who has tried to travel while minding a serious diet probably has had to compromise. After being offered only risotto or pasta at several restaurants in Italy, a vegetarian friend ordered "steak and baked potato, but hold the steak" in self-...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 11:58 AM
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — On a warm spring day before the tourist crush arrives, there is nowhere in the world like Mackinac Island.
It's like summer without crowds. Like getting a seat backstage.
It's a season of daffodils — the tulips not...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The craft beer revolution returns to television with the Esquire Network's new "Brew Dogs," and the show’s crazy characters, stunts and sensationalism that cable TV demands are tempered by a strong focus on education and an earnest excitement...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:28 PM
BORA BORA, French Polynesia — It was just after 6 a.m. when the sound of a ship's horn awakened us. My husband, Jeff, and I looked at each other sleepily, then scrambled to our knees so we could look out the window above our bed. There it was in all...