| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:32 AM
For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is special.
Riding there on a recent chilly spring morning, I see the Potomac River to my left, serene in some spots, roaring with foamy fury in others. To my right,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Frank Lloyd Wright's house designs famously include a "path of discovery" that take visitors through a few turns before they find themselves inside — often through a front door that is itself partially hidden by an archway or another architectural...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:31 PM
He's best known as a founding member of Devo, the plastic-domed new-wave band that gave the world "Whip It." But musician Mark Mothersbaugh has flourished in a different guise in recent years: composing for film, television and video games, including...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:39 PM
At the age of 6, Merl Reagle could spell the names of every kid in his first-grade class. For some reason, he still doesn't know why, he started linking them together.
"Maybe somebody gave me a piece of graph paper. I don't know," Reagle said. "I was...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Guess he wasn’t named the Official Superhero of Times Square 2014 for nothing.
In a new trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" that was unveiled during ball-drop celebrations in New York's New Year's Eve ground zero Tuesday night, the Marvel web-...
| Aug 31, 2013
Bob Griesmer has been commuting from Norwalk to West Hartford for 22 months until his fixer-upper house is ready.
"I'm having a lot of fun," Griesmer says of the house with three fireplaces. "I could park a VW beetle in the fireplace in the living room....
| Jul 26, 2010
| 4:34 PM
“Santa” gave our toddler a drum set for Christmas. Of course, I immediately plotted his jolly, ole death. Drums? For a 3-year-old? Why not a nice quiet toy like Lincoln Logs or a coloring book? Our neighbors are going to hate us! Seven...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Here’s a pop quiz…what do the following have in common: Operation, Beanie Babies, Tinker Toys, Radio Flyer Wagons, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, and Lincoln …...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:34 PM
School is out and the kids are already asking: “What are we going to do today?” Elmhurst Historical Museum has a fun and creative option …...
| May 11, 2008
Mr. Potato Head nailed it.
"It's a ride; it's game. It's a game; it's a ride," the 5-foot animatronic tater barked at guests waiting to board Toy Story Mania, a coming attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park.
Thousands of riders -- all...
| Mar 31, 2010
| 4:39 AM
Whispering Canyon Cafe, which overlooks the lobby of Disney's Wilderness Lodge, is a fun restaurant for casual dining — and it's especially great for kids. Servers work hard to create a boisterous atmosphere, and they keep diners on their toes...
| Dec 29, 2008
I must admit, I'm impressed with people who know a trade, people who have a skill that I don't have, and construction workers fit that bill. Go to a job site and the little kid comes out in me, if not all of us. I just stare at things and say "wow" all...