Column | Jun 22, 2011 | 1:58 PM
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Column | Dec 27, 2010You don't need to be a Mayo Clinic researcher to figure out that being glued to an office chair all day makes people fat, but that's what it took to start a revolution. A few years ago, the clinic's Dr. James Levine theorized that raising one's metabolism through low-level, daylong movement could burn at least as many calories as a conventional workout at the end of an inactive day. He proved it by grafting a treadmill to a desk — his test subjects got healthier and walked off dozens of pounds without breaking a sweat at a 1 mph pace. Naturally, that led to the Levine-designed $4,199 Steelcase Walkstation, followed by a host of lower-cost, move-while-you-work accessories, some of the best of which are reviewed below.
Story | Apr 4, 2012 | 4:33 PM
The Metropolitan Opera is in full "Ring" mode this month as it prepares to launch the complete staging of its new, multi-million dollar production of Wagner's four-part epic, directed by Robert Lepage.
Story | Sep 20, 2010 | 4:33 PM
-- But is it art?: About 125 videos on YouTube have been culled from more than 23,000 submissions for a new biennial organized by the Guggenheim. (Associated Press) -- Feuding institutions: A Paris museum is refusing to loan a single...
Story | Sep 26, 2010 | 4:33 PM
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra began its 42nd season Saturday at the Alex Theater without its music director, Jeffrey Kahane. Sidelined by mononucleosis and reportedly told by doctors not to rehearse or perform until he’s fully recovered, Kahane...