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  • Dav Pilkey stretches 'Captain Underpants' series

    Dav Pilkey stretches 'Captain Underpants' series
    This is the story of Dav Pilkey. Pilkey is the guy on the right with the wild hair and fake beard. Lily is the small dog on the left with the green dinosaur suit. Remember that now! Though Lily may require an introduction, Pilkey most likely does not....
  • Book review: 'A Secret Gift' by Ted Gup

    Book review: 'A Secret Gift' by Ted Gup
    "A Secret Gift How One Man's Kindness — and a Trove of Letters — Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression" Ted Gup Penguin Press: 368 pp., $25.95 On Dec. 18, 1933, an ad appeared in the Canton, Ohio, paper offering financial...
  • Review: WindSeeker soars at Knott's Berry Farm after flight delays

    Review: WindSeeker soars at Knott's Berry Farm after flight delays
    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...
  • Book review: 'Common as Air' by Lewis Hyde

    Book review: 'Common as Air' by Lewis Hyde
    Common as Air Revolution, Art and Ownership Lewis Hyde Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 306 pp., $26 The late Jack Valenti, who was Hollywood's ubiquitous lobbyist for four decades, fully agreed that copyright terms should be limited. The proper term, he...
  • L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach

    L.A.'s string of indie labels succeeds with a jack-of-all-trades approach
    Part of a series of occasional articles. Two weeks ago, rock band Arcade Fire landed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts with its third album, "The Suburbs." For the band's devoted fans as well as some online music prognosticators, hitting the top...
  • Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'

    Bill Barich's 'Long Way Home' started with John Steinbeck's 'Travels With Charley'
    American author Bill Barich, a resident of Ireland these past nine years, was rummaging through a local secondhand shop in the summer of 2008 when he stumbled across a "beat up old copy" of "Travels With Charley," John Steinbeck's late-in-life attempt...
  • Knott's settles with family over Xcelerator coaster accident

    Knott's settles with family over Xcelerator coaster accident
    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....
  • Theme park podcast (with yours truly) touches on new rides, past favorites

    Theme park podcast (with yours truly) touches on new rides, past favorites
    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...
  • Five 'new' coasters coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain? Not so fast

    Five 'new' coasters coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain? Not so fast
    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...
  • Orlando Thrill Park unveils 14 rides for planned Florida amusement park

    Orlando Thrill Park unveils 14 rides for planned Florida amusement park
    With 14 rides, including eight roller coasters, the proposed Orlando Thrill Park hopes to cater to enthusiasts underserved by Florida's theme parks. Photo gallery: View the 14 proposed Orlando Thrill Park rides Scheduled to open in summer 2013, the...
  • Theme Parks: 10 favorite Top 10 photo galleries of 2010

    Theme Parks: 10 favorite Top 10 photo galleries of 2010
    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...