From the inside, the Ark does indeed resemble a barnlike floatingrefuge from the stormy seas of modern life, but the only animals aboardthis Presidio Heights toy emporium are the wide array of kid-sizedstuffed beasts ideal for cuddling. What's really being preserved hereare Slinkys, Frisbees, jigsaw puzzles, boomerangs, hula hoops, buildingblocks, Whiffle balls, Radio Flyers, and other tactile, time-testedgadgets for the preteen set. Budding scientists will enjoy thebutterfly gardens,... More »
Ola Salo, flamboyant lead singer for Swedish glam quintet the Ark, does not practice false modesty. Warm and friendly? Yes. But oozing that just-one-of-the-guys phoniness some stars adopt? Far from it.
Speaking via phone before hitting San... More »