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  • 'Persepolis'

    'Persepolis'
    The characters in Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" (co-directed with Vincent Paronnaud) are simple, friendly black-and-white line drawings, as uncomplicated as characters in a children's book. Which is precisely what throws you when they get themselves...
  • Kathy Griffin: Minister?

    Kathy Griffin: Minister?
    NEW YORK -- She has been a sitcom character, a sometime talk show host and the centerpiece of her own reality show. Now Kathy Griffin has appeared in an unlikely new role -- minister. The often provocative comedian -- who raised some Christian groups'...
  • Amy Winehouse enters rehabilitation facility for drug addiction, her record company says

    Amy Winehouse enters rehabilitation facility for drug addiction, her record company says
    Amy Winehouse, beset by allegations of substance abuse, entered a rehabilitation facility Thursday to battle drug addiction. The announcement came just days after the 24-year-old singer was pictured in British tabloid The Sun inhaling fumes from a...
  • Ledger's family returns home

    Ledger's family returns home
    Heath Ledger's family evaded scores of photographers Tuesday as they returned to Perth following the Oscar-nominated actor's death in a Manhattan apartment last month. Several security guards and police officers watched as Ledger's father, Kim, and...
  • Homestead fruit stand celebrates 50 years

    Homestead fruit stand celebrates 50 years
    Robert is here, and he's been here for more than five decades. Officially established in 1960, the Robert Is Here fruit stand is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Robert Moehling, who's been running the stand since he was 6 years old, can still...
  • There's more to like than speed in Daytona Beach

    There's more to like than speed in Daytona Beach
    Daytona Beach, of course, is all about speed. That's obviously the case Sunday, when the flag drops on the Daytona 500. Don't look around for me. As a longtime visitor to Daytona Beach, the last time I ventured anywhere near the Daytona International...
  • A pirate's life for you: Finding the 'arrrrgh' in the Sunshine State

    A pirate's life for you: Finding the 'arrrrgh' in the Sunshine State
    When it comes to pirate awareness, the timeline is clearly divided: Pre-PC, or post-PC. Pirates of the Caribbean, that is. "The explosion of popularity was exponential after that," says Donna Demko, handing out beads in her pirate garb on a sunny...
  • Retrace Harrison Ford's footsteps

    For the first time in five years, Lancaster County visitors can see the farm where "Witness" was filmed. They can also see and learn more about other nearby locations with ties to the 1985 movie, which earned Harrison Ford an Academy Award nomination for...
  • A tourist and a participant in Brazil's Carnival

    A tourist and a participant in Brazil's Carnival
    It was near midnight and the rain-drenched streets had already stained my white satin slippers. A Napoleon-style hat, adorned with golden beads and white plumage, was perched precariously atop my head. Stepping delicately in my soggy shoes, I gripped my...
  • Higher calling: How to climb Mt. Whitney

    Higher calling: How to climb Mt. Whitney
    Editor's note: This story was originally published on October 14, 2003. -------------------- Somewhere around switchback 57, of the 97 twisting from Trail Camp up to 13,777-foot Trail Crest, it dawns on you that there are many fine, flat places you'd...
  • The best way to Rio de Janeiro

    If you go THE BEST WAY TO RIO DE JANEIRO FROM LAX: Direct service is offered on Delta, and connecting service (change of planes) is offered on American, Continental, US Airways, United and Delta. Restricted round-trip airfares begin at $888. WHEN TO...