| Jan 24, 2010
When a trusted friend told me she loved her last cruise, my curiosity piqued. After all, she lives in a downtown loft and knows her Claret from her Cabernet. Still, I could hardly believe she willingly boarded (more than once) one of those vessels built...
| Feb 27, 2010
| 12:24 PM
It was back to business at SeaWorld's Shamu Stadium on Saturday, but there were some glaring differences in a show that has brought tourists from across the globe to the celebrate the beauty of jumping killer whales.
On an emotional morning that...
| Jan 28, 2010
Acura waved the magic wand and turned a sport ute into a sedan.
It converted the midsize MDX with three rows of seats into the 2010 ZDX hatchback with two rows.
Acura calls the ZDX "a four-door sports coupe for passionate getaways (and) designed...
| Jan 31, 2010
Imagine a postmodern Aaron Copland or Charles Ives with a pop cultural twist, and you're primed for the music of Michael Daugherty.
A composer of his time and birthright, Daugherty is a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native and the musical embodiment of Americana....
| Jan 31, 2010
| 9:12 PM
She called it Rachel's park long before it officially took her name. Sunday afternoon friends and family of 6-year-old Rachel Pearson gathered at the Seattle park to remember the little girl's spirit and the 87 other people who perished on flight 261....
| Feb 7, 2010
My husband, Tony; my daughter, Callie, 15; and son Zeke, 12, and I spent 10 days traveling in Spain in July. Callie had been living with a family there for three weeks before we met her in Málaga, on the country's sunny southern coast. From there, we...
| Oct 4, 2010
"Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion"
By Mo Willems
Balzer + Bray, $17.99, ages 3-7
Some volumes that finish important trilogies are not the size of doorstops. Don't miss Mo Willem's final "Knuffle Bunny" tale, concluding a series for...
| Feb 9, 2010
Resort fees. Mandatory tips. Concierge surcharges.
If you've stayed at a hotel in the last few years, you've become accustomed -- if not anesthetized -- to these annoying extras. You expect them. You're indifferent to them when they appear on your bill....
| Feb 15, 2010
| 8:06 AM
Family Guy "The Perfect 10 Giveaway" Sweepstakes Official Rules February 15, 2010 - February 26, 2010
No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter the
Sweepstakes. Purchase will not improve ones chance of winning. There is no skill involved...
| Jun 5, 2010
| 1:21 PM
- Shaheem Abrahams is a South African native
- He and his family will spend 5 weeks in South Africa
- Abrahams was a victim of apartheid as a youth
Shaheem Abrahams never imagined that his native South Africa would host the World Cup....
| Jun 10, 2010
| 2:00 AM
Advertisers declare that the start of summer is Memorial Day, but parents and children know that it doesn't really begin until the day after school is dismissed for summer break.
Some of the parents I've talked to have lots of things planned to keep...
| Jun 13, 2010
Like so many other Sacramento families, Steve and Becky Pop are trying to figure out how to finance a summer trip, this year. But their trip isn't a vacation, it's travel to Minnesota for what they hope will be a "life-extending" treatment for their six-...