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  • Looping wooden roller coasters are about to become a reality

    Looping wooden roller coasters are about to become a reality
    The first volleys of the next roller coaster revolution have been fired in the forested Idaho panhandle, the emerging epicenter of thrill ride innovation. Located in the small town of Hayden, Idaho, Rocky Mountain Construction has burst onto the ride...
  • William Friedkin takes a high-speech chase through his career

    William Friedkin takes a high-speech chase through his career
    Filmmaker William Friedkin, who's best known for such landmark films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist" in the early '70s, looks back on a long career directing movies, opera and theater in his new memoir, "The Friedkin Connection." Why do...
  • Film review: 'Deceptive Practice' weaves its own kind of magic

    Film review: 'Deceptive Practice' weaves its own kind of magic
    Regard the hands of Ricky Jay. Watch them making cards do things cards never have done before, things cards didn't even know they could do. And for this master of manipulation, cards are just the beginning. Seeing is definitely not believing in the...
  • Compartés' Jonathan Grahm -- the new face of chocolate?

    Compartés' Jonathan Grahm -- the new face of chocolate?
    Jonathan Grahm, the owner of Compartés Chocolatier in Brentwood, is just back from a whirlwind pre-Valentine's Day tour of Japan, where 100 Compartés pop-up shops opened for the holiday in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Nagoya and Kobe. Grahm's face...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1 . DAUGHTRY/3 DOORS DOWN “American Idol” finalist and chart-topping radio rocker Daughtry drew 6,500 people to Musikfest in August -- the biggest crowd of 2012. Daughtry Alt-rockers 3 Doors........
  • Mr. Ed and Arthur Lubin

     
    Film and television director Arthur Lubin gets a kiss from a friend, Mr. Ed, the talking horse....
  • reFramed: In conversation with Arthur Tress

     
    Arthur Tress was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 24, 1940. He took his first photographs while still in elementary school in 1952. He attended Bard College, where he studied art and art history, world culture and philosophy under Heinrich Bluecher....
  • Kirk Douglas season includes new musical, show on Rodney King

    Kirk Douglas season includes new musical, show on Rodney King
    The new season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre will feature four main productions, including a world-premiere musical and Irish actor Barry McGovern in a piece dedicated to Samuel Beckett.  In addition, the 2013-14 season, announced Thursday by Center...
  • 2/5/2013-King Richard III Bones Found

    2/5/2013-King Richard III Bones Found
    Some cartoons are just for laughs. This is one of them. This is a cartoonist's way of saying, "They found King Richard III. I didn't know he was missing!" Cartoonists always end a sentence or a thought with an exclamation point. The vanished union...
  • World Renown Carousel Figurine Restoration in Plainville

    World Renown Carousel Figurine Restoration in Plainville
    The 1100’s was the start to what we now call The Carousel. What we now use as a mechanical horseback ride was once only a game called garosello or carosella; which means little war. It became a mechanical ride in the 1700s but wasn’t popular...
  • Commentary: It's time to revitalize the Peninsula zone

    A monument is an edifice, an architecturally significant structure that serves to remind us of great deeds by an individual or group. Arguably, the new City Hall will serve as a monument to the city's leadership and its visionary planning and...
  • Occupy movement premieres movie on Superstorm Sandy

    Occupy movement premieres movie on Superstorm Sandy
    In just about one month, a documentary film about Super Storm Sandy and climate change was edited and premiered in a pop-up, guerrilla style movie screening in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The production, the secrecy of the location for the...