| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Sorry, Hello Kitty, there's a new kid on the block, and she's already got a big head.
Kirimi-chan is the latest character to join Sanrio, the Japanese lifestyle brand behind Hello Kitty. But she isn't a teddy bear, a cute cat or a furry friend of any...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
No, the streets of Hershey aren't paved with chocolate. But that doesn't mean the town isn't deserving of its official nickname.
It's called "The Sweetest Place on Earth."
That label seems especially fitting in February. During the week before...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:58 PM
On Monday morning, about 100 people lined up waiting to get into Dumb Starbucks, the coffee shop/maybe art installation/maybe entertainment hoax that quietly popped up Friday on the corner of Hillhurst Avenue and Melbourne Avenue in Los Feliz.
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:56 PM
The Kit Kat bar was just named the most influential candy bar in the world by Time. And something called Chicken Dinner also made the cut.
No, the Chicken Dinner bar doesn't have any actual chicken in it. The official name, Sperry's Chicken Dinner...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Disney World is fine, but at Christmastime it's Maria Springer's home that is the happiest place on earth.
Throughout the month of December, Springer hosts gingerbread-decorating workshops in her lovely Phoenix home. Her kitchen — transformed into...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:00 AM
A new name recently joined the Baltimore skyline: R2integrated.
The digital marketing firm's name replaces a sign that once belonged to the now-defunct Baltimore Examiner.
The orange sign on the side of the 400 E. Pratt Street building is just one...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Is the Cronut king the new S'more king? Chef Dominique Ansel, who smooshed a doughnut and a croissant into a cronut at his namesake gourmet bakery in New York's Soho, has taken a beloved, simple campfire favorite to haute heights with his frozen s'more....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
When judging acting performances, Emmy voters aren't considering seasons or story arcs or multiple episodes or whether the actor ignored/embraced them the last time they found themselves at the valet station together. At least, they're not supposed to...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Robin Williams cried when he found out that his new show, "The Crazy Ones," which premiered this fall on CBS, got picked up for a second season. At least that's the way his co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar tells it.
Sitting in her trailer late last year...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84.
Ms. Pennewell was born to...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi,...