January 8, 2013
The death Sunday of Huell Howser, beloved public television chronicler of California, has prompted an outpouring of appreciation for his work from fans and critics alike. Howser, the host of programs like "California's Gold," "Visiting," "Road Trip" and other PBS favorites, was known for his down-home demeanor and contagious enthusiasm ("Would you look at that!") for the subjects he covered, which ranged from well-known California travel destinations to obscure roadside attractions and intriguing everyday people.
July 24, 2011 |
Reporting from Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey-- Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., has a long and winding roller coaster history that's filled with as many twists and turns as the amusement park's many record-breaking rides. Photos : Top 10 Six Flags Great Adventure roller coasters Great Adventure was a must-see on my road trip across America's coaster belt, in large part because of the park's three world-class rides: El Toro, Kingda Ka and Nitro.
September 15, 2010 |
There are many things you can call Fox NFL sports analyst and coaching legend Jimmy Johnson but "wimp" is not one of them. When two blocked arteries prevented him from competing on his favorite TV show, CBS' "Survivor," three years ago, Johnson underwent heart surgery, lost 30 pounds, cut his cholesterol level in half and applied again. The network couldn't resist and offered him a slot on "Survivor: Nicaragua," which premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. (Yes, that's a new night for the granddaddy of reality TV shows)
March 17, 2009 |
Eleven-time Gold Glove winner Omar Vizquel caught something different in the off-season: an 11-foot anaconda in the wildlands of his native Venezuela. "It was always a dream of mine to go out in the jungle and try to find an anaconda," Vizquel, now with the Texas Rangers, told the Associated Press. "You see so many movies and so many things about it. I saw it in the zoo and other places, but it would be great just to see it out in the wild."
October 30, 2007 |
It does nothing to slight either Michael Chabon or his slyly entertaining new novel, "Gentlemen of the Road: A Tale of Adventure," when I say that 10 pages into it, I began to think of another book and another writer. On my 10th birthday, my parents gave me the wonderful edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" that N.C. Wyeth illustrated.
March 7, 2004 |
About the time I was told it could take up to three months to get a long-term French visa because I had filed all the wrong documents and didn't have a permanent address in Paris, I wondered what I was doing. Why was I giving up my rent-controlled apartment in sunny L.A., abandoning my car, saying goodbye to family and friends? Why, in short, was I moving to Paris? Actually, this doesn't count as moving because I'm coming back.