| Oct 21, 2010
| 6:29 PM
Kissimmee might be landlocked, but the surf's up there anyway.
Fantasy Surf, set to open today, is the city's newest attraction and features a never-ending, 32-foot indoor wave targeting those looking for an endless summer.
Created using a high-pressure...
| Jul 16, 2011
For the 5 Browns, a quintet of sibling piano virtuosos who will play Mozart, Saint-SaŽns and Mussorgsky in Irvine, classical music skill is all in the family.
Many parents dream of their children mastering a serious instrument — middle-class...
| Sep 8, 2010
After 40 years of continual declines, the smoking rate in the United States has stabilized for the last five years, with one in every five Americans still lighting up regularly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
| Oct 7, 2010
| 7:13 AM
SANTAQUIN, Utah -- Authorities have confirmed that "Diff'rent Strokes" actor Gary Coleman's death has been ruled an accident.
Santaquin Police Chief Dennis Howard says an autopsy found Coleman died of natural causes after an accidental fall. He says...
| Oct 5, 2010
| 11:52 AM
By Laurence Gonzales Knopf, $24.95, 320 pages
In his compelling new thriller, Evanston author Laurence Gonzales surrounds an appealing protagonist with nicely rendered supporting characters and a raft of creepy villains whose threats have our...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:58 AM
"Last Words of the Executed"
By Robert K. Elder
Foreword by Studs Terkel
University of Chicago Press, 301 pages, $22.50
Robert K. Elder begins his oddly affecting, 'Last Words of the Executed,' with the final utterance of Marmaduke Stevenson, who was...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Mark Sheppard does appear in the two-part premiere of “Doctor Who,” called “The Impossible Astronaut,” premiering at 8 p.m. April 23 on BBC America.
Getting much more than that out of the actor proved an impossible mission....
| Jan 31, 2011
| 4:27 PM
As the last publicists, filmmakers and reporters made their way out of Park City, Utah, on Sunday and turned the land back over to its rightful owners (snowboarders and ski bums), we decided to take a look back at the 11 days just passed at the 2011...
| Oct 10, 2010
See those glossy outdoors photos on your desktop calendar? It's time to get into the picture. These hikes take you there, from red rocks to rain forests, from cliff dwellings to vernal pools. Complete all of them and you complete a picture of the West ...
| Sep 12, 2010
The next time you wonder where to take your next vacation, don't forget to ask when. The right answer could save you hundreds of dollars.
Depending on the season, the elite retreat of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., can be cheaper to visit than Chicago. An...
| Dec 22, 2010
Buoyed by a growing Hispanic population and the availability of steady federal jobs, Maryland grew by 9 percent in the last decade - faster than most Eastern states, according to new Census Bureau data.
Maryland's population grew by 480,000 residents, to...