| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:20 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bartender Cris Dehlavi is making a mint julep at Mouton, a Short North arts district hot spot that specializes in Prohibition-era cocktails.
Across the street, people are milling around a White Castle, one of the fast-food dives...
| Dec 9, 2010
| 9:53 AM
LEWIS RUN, Pa. -- Actor Wesley Snipes began serving a three-year sentence at a federal prison in Pennsylvania on Thursday for failure to file income tax returns.
Snipes, 48, arrived shortly before noon at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 1:01 PM
When two photographers were killed covering the battles in Libya this week, it was easy to ask who would put themselves in that kind of danger just for a photo?
American Chris Hondros of Getty Images and British filmmaker Tim Hetherington were killed...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:37 PM
With the hindsight provided by 108 years, it would seem Orville and Wilbur Wright's first flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., might have warranted a Page 1 banner headlines, but it rated just a one-column Page 3 headline in the Dec. 19, 1903, Tribune. Under the...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 2:02 PM
No one likes looking older . . . which is why we spend billions of dollars every year on over-the-counter products, prescription creams and fillers, and, most drastically, cosmetic surgery. Do any of these actually work to reduce the signs of aging? In...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 2:07 PM
Well, that didn't last long.
Six Flags Magic Mountain will relinquish sole ownership of the coveted title of "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" later this year when the Valencia, Calif., amusement park removes one of its record-setting 18 coasters....
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:18 PM
The new 301-foot-tall WindSeeker tower swing ride at Knott's Berry Farm combines the exhilaration and tranquility a bird must feel soaring amid the clouds.
The ever-changing view from the lazily spinning ride provides the perspective of a circling hawk...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 1:58 PM
Knott's Berry Farm has agreed to a financial settlement with the family of a 12-year-old boy who was seriously injured during a 2009 accident on the Xcelerator roller coaster.
"There's a confidential settlement," said Art Morgan, the family's attorney....
| Jan 20, 2011
| 5:28 PM
I was honored and thrilled to be a guest on the most recent edition of the Season Pass Podcast, a weekly discussion about theme parks and roller coasters.
I spoke with co-hosts Doug Barnes and Brent Young for more than an hour about past, present and...
| Jan 18, 2011
| 9:16 AM
You're going to need a cheat sheet to keep track of all the new roller coaster names at Six Flags Magic Mountain in 2011.
That's not to say that Magic Mountain is actually getting five new coasters this year. The Valencia amusement park is adding only...
| Dec 15, 2010
| 11:26 AM
What better way to ring out the old year than with 10 of my favorite theme park "Top 10s" of 2010? This collection of photo galleries covers roller coasters, thrill rides and new attractions at theme parks across the U.S..
So without further ado, here's...