October 5, 2012
Someone once said that we enter this world as strangers but we leave it as friends. They might just have had a river voyage on the grand American Queen in mind as well. What is more important, more rewarding, more fulfilling or more comforting than a sense of community bound together by shared experiences? And few shared experiences are more delightful than a cruise with the American Queen Steamboat Co. With her countless Victorian details and the history she represents, there is nothing like the American Queen afloat today.
December 14, 2011 |
The American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, will return to the Mississippi River with cruises starting in April. The re-created riverboat that had ended service in 2008 returns under new management and with onboard entertainment and historians to keep it lively. An added holiday gift: a $150 shipboard credit for those who reserve by the end of December. The Great American Steamboat Co. will offer three- to 10-day itineraries focusing on the Civil War, Southern culture, spring gardens, fall foliage, the Kentucky Derby and other themes.
August 22, 2011 |
When the extraordinary success of "Steamboat Willie" made Walt Disney an overnight sensation in 1928, he'd already spent nearly a decade working in animation. During those years, he'd had successes and failures, as Timothy S. Susanin recounts in great detail in his new book, "Walt Before Mickey. " In 1919, while Disney and his friend Ub Iwerks were working as commercial artists in Kansas City, they taught themselves animation. Disney began exploring the medium with the "Newman Laugh-O-Grams," a series of one-minute topical cartoons for local theater owner Frank Newman.
December 12, 2010 |
When I was a teenager, I cut out a magazine photo showing a cowgirl riding a horse through thigh-high snow. The image was so exotic and romantic that I pasted it to my mirror as a reminder of what I wanted from life. So when I had the chance to take Indigo, my horse-mad 12-year-old daughter, to join friends at Vista Verde Ranch outside Steamboat Springs in midwinter, I had an ulterior motive: I was going to fulfill my cowgirl fantasy. The plan was to spend four nights at Vista Verde, a summer-winter guest ranch, and three at Steamboat Springs ski resort.
December 12, 2010 |
THE BEST WAY TO STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLO. From LAX, WHAT TO DO Steamboat Ski & Resort , (877) 783-2628, http://www.steamboat.com . Three-day lift ticket packages start at $234. Strawberry Park Hot Springs, CR 36, Steamboat Springs, Colo.; (970) 879-0342, http://www.strawberryhotsprings.com WHERE TO STAY Vista Verde Ranch, 58000 Cowboy Way, Clark, Colo.; (800) 526-7433, http://www.vistaverde.com . Winter pricing from $295 a person, per night (includes airport transfer, lodging, meals, beer and wine, all ranch activities, guides and equipment)
July 14, 2010 |
"Steamboat Bill, Jr." was Buster Keaton's last independent feature before making, as he would later say, the biggest mistake of his career by giving up his own studio and signing with MGM. Released in the 1928, this silent slapstick comedy is considered one of Keaton's most ambitious and funniest feature films including many iconic set pieces — most memorably, a house literally falling down around him during a cyclone, a stunt that could...