| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:23 PM
No one can say that nothing good came of this week's federal government shutdown.
In an affront to every decent American, the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg National Military Park — a world-renowned symbol of the gallant struggle against a...
| Sep 19, 2013
Dictators have an unfair advantage over democratic governments; they can overturn their previous decisions without needing to explain themselves to anyone. In their territory they are king. The people are there to praise and obey.
Such is the case of...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:51 AM
The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Several weeks ago, an editor asked how to beat the long line at Universal Studios' new Transformers ride. The answer was easy enough: Wait for September.
Well, ta-da, it's September, the month of breathing room. Since Labor Day, there have been...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:49 AM
No matter your stance on the issue, there is no disputing how the intersection of personal property rights and government oversight are etched on the American narrative.
Nowhere is this collision course more prominent than in the 49th state.
| Sep 8, 2013
| 4:28 AM
September is National Coupon Month and I'm in to celebrate those slick little slips eight days a week.
Laugh if you want, but I see coupons for exactly what they are: free money.
I'm not the only bargainista who sees it that way. Scissor-wielding...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Now that the latest small wave of theme-park construction has passed, the official Theme Park Rangers list of top rides and attractions in Central Florida's theme parks has been updated.
This, of course, is not science. It's opinion. No math was used to...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 5:40 PM
It's an age-old Florida question: Disney World or Busch Gardens?
Before I had a kid, I never had to ask (or go).
But now that I have a 7-year-old, I finally made the pilgrimage to both places this year (over the strenuous objection of my Ghost of...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
You've survived the "walkers," dodged the Deadites and outrun the American Werewolf.
It's Miller Time. Or martini time. Or happy hour. Whatever calms your nerves the quickest.
With Halloween Horror Nights in full swing at Universal Studios Orlando,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Back in May, Winter Park was hit with a double whammy of dilemmas that could happen only in a town that has its own boat tour of mansions.
The city set a date for one of its oldest homes to meet the wrecking ball so that the new owners of the $2...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Every so often, the powers that be cut us a break with a discount to one of Orlando's theme parks and attractions. For Florida residents, it's a little bonus for surviving a long, hot summer of uncertain I-4 travelers, but some deals are available to...