August 27, 2012 |
Hotel ZaZa in Houston offers a package for those who want to see a few dinosaurs during their stay. For starters, there will be dino bones on display in the lobby as well as two tickets to the Houston Museum of Natural Science , dinner and other extras starting at $249 a night. The deal: The historic hotel, located in the Arts District on the edge of Hermann Park, is featuring a Texas Triassic Tour that also includes dinner for two at the hotel's Monarch Bistro , a free bottle of wine, free valet parking and free Internet access.
September 2, 2005 |
Director-cinematographer Peter Hyams' ambitious but majorly disappointing "A Sound of Thunder" suggests two things: One, that a large-scale sci-fi disaster movie must have state-of-the-art special effects to have a prayer of succeeding; Two, even if an enormous budget were available for the most spectacular effects imaginable, the timelier-than-ever Ray Bradbury short story upon which this movie is based might well have been brought to the screen far more persuasively in animation instead of
November 4, 2007
Regarding "Spirits of the West," Oct. 28: I was through Goldfield, Nev., last August on a road trip. I was surprised by the pristine condition of the town, which seemingly pops up out of nowhere. It doesn't take much imagination to transport yourself back in time while in town. I remember visiting Bodie back in the '50s, when you could walk into the buildings, and see pots still on the stove and books in the classroom.
March 25, 1989 |
"I said: 'I'm going to pitch an idea that's going to scare the hell out of you,' " writer-producer Don Bellisario recalled, reminiscing about a meeting many months ago with NBC Entertainment President Brandon Tartikoff, who wanted him to create a TV series for the network. "And then I pitched 'Quantum Leap.'
June 5, 1991 |
All folk dance troupes offer vicarious travel, showing audiences the cultural riches of far-flung regions. Only the most daring, however, take you to another time--reproducing societal heartbeats very different from our own. Instead, most companies crank up the pace, or vary the pattern, so that an old dance matches the pulse of contemporary entertainment. Not Avaz International Dance Theatre.
August 17, 2009 |
True love is difficult even under the best of circumstances. But what if your soul mate has come into your life via a time machine? Even EHarmony can't help you with that dilemma. These out-of-time romances, though, are a perennial hit in popular culture. And for good reason: They're an emotional thrill ride. If true love finds a way against these tremendous odds, then it gives audiences hope that they too will find their one and only. If the couples' love is thwarted, these stories are cathartic weepfests.