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  • Coming Storm Could Seriously Set Back Recovery From Sandy

    Coming Storm Could Seriously Set Back Recovery From Sandy
    The areas hit hardest by Sandy in New York City work intensely now to clean up, but their greatest concern is that the Nor'easter forecast to hit our area this Wednesday will significantly set back their efforts to recover, and could make their bad...
  • In 'Cymbeline,' the plot's the thing

    In 'Cymbeline,' the plot's the thing
    One of Los Angeles' most respected directors meets one of Shakespeare’s least produced plays as Evidence Room founder Bart DeLorenzo takes on the Bard's plot-dizzy, globe-hopping "Cymbeline," at A Noise Within in Pasadena. The production, running...
  • Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast

    Galveston Pleasure Pier brings thrill rides back to Texas coast
    A disaster-prone Texas tourist destination that for more than a century has been an on-again, off-again home to oceanfront amusements will once again lure thrill-seekers with roller coasters, midway games and carnival confections. PHOTOS: New rides at...
  • Review: Mater's Junkyard Jamboree whips riders into a wild frenzy

    Review: Mater's Junkyard Jamboree whips riders into a wild frenzy
    Mater's Junkyard Jamboree combines an old-fashioned whip ride with a spinning teacup platform to deliver a truckload of thrills much wilder than you might expect from its mild appearance. The C-Ticket family ride is one of three new attractions opening...
  • Lillian Bassman dies at 94; renowned fashion photographer

    Lillian Bassman dies at 94; renowned fashion photographer
    "I didn't bring you to Paris to make art; I brought you here to do the buttons and bows," Harper's Bazaar editor Carmel Snow famously snapped at photographer Lillian Bassman during a fashion shoot for the magazine in the late 1940s. But Bassman's fashion...
  • Skee-ball is the name of game in Brooklyn

    Skee-ball is the name of game in Brooklyn
    The odd coupling of tradition and trendiness that characterizes Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood is perhaps nowhere more evident than at Full Circle Bar, a watering hole on a quiet block that dead-ends at an expressway. Here, young urbanites, who...
  • Sayles stays rooted in change

    Sayles stays rooted in change
    Late on a weekday afternoon, we called John Sayles, the independent's independent, the pragmatist's pragmatist. He was on the outskirts of Boise, in the passenger's seat of a rented Prius, beside Maggie Renzi, his longtime partner and producer. He's tall,...
  • The remnants of Riverview

    The remnants of Riverview
    When Russ Hencinski looks out of his classroom window at Lane Tech High School, the science and astronomy teacher sees a strip mall with a Jewel-Osco grocery store and other smaller shops. But in his mind's eye, Hencinski can conjure up an image of the...
  • England's Dreamland Margate rescues, restores historic thrill rides

    England's Dreamland Margate rescues, restores historic thrill rides
    Dreamland Margate in England plans to reopen in 2013 as the world’s first amusement park dedicated to last-of-a-kind historic thrill rides, including one of the world's oldest roller coasters. Located about 75 miles east of London, the waterfront...
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk carousel celebrates 100th anniversary in 2011

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk carousel celebrates 100th anniversary in 2011
    A dying breed of carousel celebrates its centennial in 2011 at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The 1911 Looff Carousel, simply called the Merry-Go-Round at the Beach Boardwalk, was built by Danish woodcarver Charles Looff, who created Coney Island's...
  • A thrilling ride through America's oldest amusement parks

    A thrilling ride through America's oldest amusement parks
    Reporting from Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.-- The campgrounds, picnic groves and trolley parks that proliferated in Pennsylvania and Ohio in the late 19th century have survived through lean times and changing tastes to become some of the oldest...
  • Stepping back into the 'Golden Age of Amusement Parks' at Kennywood

    Stepping back into the 'Golden Age of Amusement Parks' at Kennywood
    Reporting from Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pa. - With its extensive collection of turn-of-the-century rides and attractions, Kennywood in West Mifflin, Pa., is a living, breathing, trapped-in-amber ode to the "Golden Age of Amusement Parks." Photos: Top...