| Feb 15, 2012
"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...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 5:35 PM
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...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:45 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2011
| 5:15 AM
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."
| Jul 18, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Reporting from Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pa.--
My current travels across the great American roller-coaster belt will put me aboard five of the oldest operating coasters in the world, including the very oldest at little Lakemont Park here in Altoona....
| Jul 17, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Reporting from Idlewild Park in Ligonier, Pa. - As one of the oldest amusement parks in America, Idlewild Park in Ligonier, Pa., has always been geared toward youngsters under 12 years old.
Photos: Top 10 kids' rides at Idlewild Park
Idlewild is about...
| Jun 2, 2012
First published on July 31, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You could spend a solid year sniffing out cool spots for travelers in Venice, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Malibu -- scores of hotels, hundreds of restaurants and bars, more...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 3:40 PM
NEW YORK (KTLA) -- A passenger in the sightseeing helicopter that took off from the 34th Street heliport and then plunged into the river last Tuesday afternoon, died from injuries she sustained in the crash, Bellevue Hospital confirmed Wednesday.
| Aug 20, 2010
| 4:34 PM
(Each day this week, I've been marking the end of summer by reliving my vacation earlier this year to London and offering mini-reviews of the shows I saw.) You know those Disney direct-to-video sequels that are inevitably inferior to the original movie...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 4:33 PM
"The Phantom of the Opera" is one of the great box-office success stories in modern musical history. Is its sequel, "Love Never Dies," destined for the opposite fate? Organizers said Friday what many had already assumed -- that Andrew Lloyd......
| Oct 12, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Any âHow I Met Your Motherâ fans from New York out there? I think this episode was made for you. For the rest of us, I don't think it was quite as hilarious or wink, wink, nudge, nudge. And it......