After six weeks and $1 million worth of delays, Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park is finally testing its newest water slide, billed as the world's tallest, fastest and steepest. Named after the German word for "going insane," the Verruckt water slide has 264 steps leading to the top, where fou ... More >>
Robin Wheeler"It's a Small World," by St. Charles West High SchoolWho wants to go to the mall right now? It's noisy, crowded, and filled with garishness in the name of Baby Jesus that sucks the joy right out of the season. Except for Plaza Frontenac for the next few days. Since November 20 ... More >>
Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown.
That's not the sky falling, just Disney's Chicken Little
Pick your Christmas present: High-kicking revue or wickedly funny memoir
Sky Captain zooms back to a tomorrow that never was
Shuttling with ArtDTour
Week of September 11, 2002
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing takes on some weighty topics
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?
William Trowbridge, deprived of pop culture as a child, infuses his work with it as an adult
Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero