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According to my copy of Webster's Dictionary, the word "pageant" means "a spectacular exhibition" or a parade. And if you attach the word "winter," it would seem reasonable to expect some sort of seasonal celebration — something involving the...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Holidays, Halloween, Festive Events
On the heels of complaints about a left-wing "war on Christmas," now there's fuming from the right about a supposed "war on Easter." Bill O'Reilly of "The O'Reilly Factor" fame recently identified several "anti-Easter municipalities" in various states....
As many a Peruvian traveler can tell you, climbing Machu Picchu is easy, especially if you take one of those tourist buses that do most of the work. It's embracing Cuzco that can be hard. Cuzco (often spelled Cusco) usually is the Peruvian city you fly...
The moon reaches its “fullest” phase at 3:26 p.m. today, so when it rises at about 6:05 p.m., it will be shining brightly, with clear skies expected. The International Space Station will meanwhile make a few passes over Maryland this week, but...
Tags: Space Programs, Lent, Science and Technology
Special to Tribune NewspapersDeep in a snowless, gray winter, clamped in bitter cold, it's reasonable to ask: What groundhog would be fool enough to think that spring is less than six weeks away? Why are we even thinking about spring on the 2nd of February? Where did this Groundhog...
Tags: Groundhog Day, Weather Reports, Weather, Germany, Weather Radar
This is what kind of roll the Ravens are on now: they've even inspired a love story. It's not a gauzy, Hallmark Channel tale, but a story of serendipity, fate and perseverance — and a football team at the center of it all. It stars an Overlea...
Orlando SentinelPalm tree? Check. Skyline? Check. Amazing sunset? Check. Sometimes the best way to make a nice portrait is to simply find a dynamic backdrop or location, square up your subject, and fire away. Location, location, location. When I was planning my...
Tags: Photography, Lake Eola, Arts, Arts and Culture, Apopka
The Hartford CourantWalk into the high-ceilinged, wondrously cluttered studio of the inventive Hartford kinetic sculptor Anne Cubberly and you step into the workshop of a creative visual artist's unbounded imagination. Although small, even a bit claustrophobic, this is...
L.A. NOWNot the end of the world: If a mysterious planet named Niburu were truly hurtling toward us, Griffith Park wouldn't be a bad place to watch it bash the Earth into smithereens. Alas, the world's end is not at hand. And the observatory is trying mightily to...
FrameworkIn Friday's Pictures in the News: People on a Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, welcome summer's first day, while in Guatemala, natives and visitors celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age....
Nov 29, 2011 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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Mar 18, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Feb 4, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Feb 1, 2013 |Story| AM News
Jan 25, 2013 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Jan 16, 2013 |Story| Orlando Sentinel
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