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  • J.K. Rowling to revisit Harry Potter's world in new film series

     J.K. Rowling to revisit Harry Potter's world in new film series
    Warner Bros. is hoping "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has another magic trick up her sleeve. More than two years after the last film in the eight-picture franchise about the boy wizard hit theaters, the studio announced it would release a series...
  • On the trail of art

    On the trail of art
    The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
  • What's happened to the hunter who sparked the Rim fire?

    What's happened to the hunter who sparked the Rim fire?
    This land is your land, but too many dolts take that way too literally. Set them in a public park or national forest and even generally law-abiding people suddenly think the rules don’t apply to them. Who cares if cutting illegal mountain bike...
  • Wet Electric comes off with few hitches

    Wet Electric comes off with few hitches
    Revelers hollered, jumped and pumped their fists as a disc jockey bumped remixes of Nirvana, Macklemore and M.I.A. at one of the three stages at the Wet Electric dance party Saturday at Huntington State Beach. Contrary to the fears of many Huntington...
  • Find your autumn leaves, plus a little something extra

    Find your autumn leaves, plus a little something extra
    Leaves already are changing color north of Chicago, so it's time to plan your fall leaf-hunting getaway. We've come up with some of the most scenic autumn areas within roughly 180 miles of Chicago, so it can be a day trip, or you can make a weekend of it....
  • Guillermo Martinez: In Ecuador it's unhealthy to question Correa

    Dictators have an unfair advantage over democratic governments; they can overturn their previous decisions without needing to explain themselves to anyone. In their territory they are king. The people are there to praise and obey. Such is the case of...
  • Go away with Casey Anderson

    Go away with Casey Anderson
    "I have the best job on the planet!" says Casey Anderson, the 37-year-old naturalist who hosts the Nat Geo WILD series "America the Wild." "I get to go to some of the most amazing places for work. So when I go on vacation, I go home. There is nothing more...
  • Flip-flop ban at San Juan Capistrano parks baffles city officials

    Flip-flop ban at San Juan Capistrano parks baffles city officials
    City officials in San Juan Capistrano are trying to figure out exactly how flip-flops became banned at two city parks. The flip-flop ban is in place at Los Rios Park in the city’s historic district and at a recently opened dog park, said city...
  • Our Favorite New Haven-Area Parks

    Our Favorite New Haven-Area Parks
    This article is part of our 2013 New Haven Annual Manual   Bauer Park, Copse Rd., Madison, 203-318-8651. Once a working farm, now a 65-acre nature preserve. Hiking trails, community gardens, star-gazing platform. Beaver Ponds Park, Between Sherman...
  • Barricades don't stop veterans at World War II Memorial

    WASHINGTON -- Lloyd Grace, an 89-year-old Navy veteran, called his visit to the National World War II Memorial "an extraordinary experience." But it was an experience he and 90 other World War II veterans were almost denied. When his group arrived...
  • STORY: Two Developers Submit Proposal For Former Resort [June 14, 2010]

    When Chester architect William Cowan looks out over the abandoned cabins and empty Olympic-sized swimming pool at the former Sunrise Resort, he sees buildings out of code, tangled overhead electrical wires and architecture that went out of style in the...