| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:09 PM
There will be no animals at the Ramos Bros. Circus set to return to Glendale next week after city officials requested that the zebras, horses and other four-legged performers, except dogs and cats, be kept out of the show, partially because a camel...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Packaging an indie film can feel sometimes like a three-ring circus, so it's fitting that one of the industry's great showmen Cassian Elwes has teamed with Robert Ogden Barnum (no relation to the famed ringleader) to form e2b Capital, which helps...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:35 AM
DETROIT One of Johnathan Lee Iverson's fondest childhood memories is of eating popcorn and cotton candy while watching high-wire acts at a circus near his home in New York.
Inspired by the entertainment, as an 11-year-old he joined the Boys Choir of...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:47 PM
NEW BRITAIN — For nearly three hours after the opening Tuesday of what is believed to be the nation's first Obamacare store, Ernestine Shabazz watched carefully as would-be health exchange customers filtered in and out. That was her job, as the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Despite some construction issues, the tent for the Ramos Bros. Circus went up Wednesday, just in time for performances to begin this Thursday.
While there will be free shows for needy kids like last year, there won’t be any camels, such as Atula,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:51 PM
If the graceful aerialists, mighty strongmen and goofy clown humor of the circus puts stars in your eyes, you’ll enjoy Sarasota. John Ringling of Ringling Brothers circus fame not only made a home there but left his imprint on the county known today...
| Oct 24, 2013
The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain.
Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:17 PM
The Los Angeles City Council smartly — and unanimously — passed a ban Wednesday on the use of bullhooks to manage elephants in performances and exhibitions in the city. Not only does the ban prohibit the sharp-edged fire-poker-like device that...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:40 PM
For the first seven years of his life, Paul Hortobagyi never tasted a waffle. Then one day he found himself surrounded by them.
The Fountain Valley resident was strolling through the streets of Liege, Belgium, with his parents when he encountered...
| Oct 23, 2013
Re "Of elephants and bullhooks," Editorial, Oct. 22
Every year since 1922, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has performed for circus fans in Los Angeles. Elephants have always been an integral part of Ringling Bros., providing an up-close way for...
| Oct 22, 2013
As human understanding of elephants has evolved, so has our treatment of them. Zoos decades ago freed these largest of land mammals from standing for hours in chains on arthritis-inducing concrete. Also gone from many zoos is the bullhook, an instrument...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:25 AM
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has been entertaining the masses for a long, long time. In order to keep things fresh, they adopt themes so that every year you're not seeing the exact same show. This fall, the show is called Dragons, and it'...