| 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 1, 2010
| 6:05 PM
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...
| Jul 18, 2010
What Is Left the Daughter
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 244 pp., $25
"What Is Left the Daughter," Howard Norman's 10th book, is an epistolary novel about death, survival and legacy. As with most of his fiction and nonfiction, this...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 6:27 PM
It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for what I've dubbed the "most anticipated new roller coaster of the summer."
Photos: Green Lantern coaster takes shape atSix Flags Magic Mountain
For the second time in as many months, Six Flags Magic...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Knott's Berry Farm has tentatively penciled in a mid-July premiere for its new 301-foot-tall WindSeeker spinning swing ride after watching Memorial Day weekend and Fourth of July debuts slip out of reach.
Knott's recently topped off the new $5 million...
| Jul 24, 2011
| 5:34 AM
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey--
Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides....
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Reporting from Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.--
The campgrounds, picnic groves and trolley parks that proliferated in Pennsylvania and Ohio in the late 19th century have survived through lean times and changing tastes to become some of the oldest...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Known as "America's Roller Coast," Cedar Point has been home to many record-breaking rides over the years and boasts a towering skyline of steel unmatched by any other amusement park.
Photos: View the Top 10 Cedar Point roller coasters
With 17 coasters,...
| Oct 24, 2010
The Breaking of Eggs
Penguin: 342 pp., $15 paper
In his debut novel, "The Breaking of Eggs," British writer Jim Powell surveys an impressive breadth of time — and trains his focus on a small slice. The book's historical...