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  • Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all

    Biographies of historical figures for children, flaws and all
    As school book fairs and children's library browsers can attest, there is no shortage of biographies aiming to educate young readers about the lives of historical figures, from George Washington to Jackie Robinson, Annie Oakley to Anne Frank, Helen Keller to Harry Houdini, Eleanor Roosevelt to Elvis Presley.
  • A look at the magicians of cinema

    A look at the magicians of cinema
    From its earliest days, cinema has borrowed heavily from the world of magic. Illusion, after all, is part of the moviegoing experience — the phrase "the magic of movies" is both literally and figuratively true. This week the Academy of Motion...

    Bill Condon wants 'Side Show' to tug at emotions

    Bill Condon wants 'Side Show' to tug at emotions
    SAN DIEGO — Strands of Christmas lights bathed the La Jolla Playhouse stage in a warm golden glow as singing, dancing sister act Violet and Daisy Hilton prepared to leave behind the companionship of friends. The Lizard Man and the Tattooed Lady, the...

    Magic Castle's Houdini Seance Chamber conjures up chills, thrills

    Magic Castle's Houdini Seance Chamber conjures up chills, thrills
    Things were starting to go bump in the night in the Houdini Seance Chamber at the Magic Castle, the private club in Hollywood that is the headquarters of the Academy of Magical Arts. Medium Misty Lee, who also appears at the castle as an illusionist,...

    Knott's Halloween Haunt 2013: Six new mazes and the return of Elvira

    Knott's Halloween Haunt 2013: Six new mazes and the return of Elvira
    Knott's Berry Farm will add six new haunted mazes for Halloween Haunt 2013 and bring back Elvira Mistress of the Dark for her first show at the Buena Park theme park in more than a decade. The 41st annual Knott's Scary Farm will start Sept. 26 and run...