| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:13 PM
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world's largest retailer, is joining with healthcare insurer Humana Inc to trim the cost of healthy foods for some customers.
More than 1 million members of Humana's healthy rewards program will get a 5 percent credit...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 6:12 PM
AUGUSTA, Ga. – When Fred Couples cruises the fairways, golf fans see the essence of carefree cool.
Jason Dufner exudes a lot of that same laid-back demeanor, too – though that’s pretty much where the comparisons end. Couples, 52, is a...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 12:25 PM
Rosemary Ruth (Looschen) Cox died February 6 of pneumonia at her home in Costa Mesa. She was born April 6, 1928 to Margaret (Murphy) and Paul Looschen. She was the youngest of 3 children and was raised with her two older brothers, Mark and Paul, in...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 7:11 PM
Have you noticed the way a few of the region's venerable nonprofit theaters have been turning into a marketing playground of star vehicles, empty-headed musicals and commercial retreads? The managers of these outfits, more impresarios than visionaries,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 2:14 PM
When does a lie take on a life of its own? Two very different plays, running within blocks of each other on Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park, tackle that question.
"Dark Play, or Stories for Boys" ***
Carlos Murillo's "Dark Play, or Stories for Boys"...
| Feb 2, 2012
What figures to be golf's most scrutinized new course could have its architect by the end of the week.
The eight finalists for the 2016 Rio Olympics design project — a list that includes Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam and Gary...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:53 PM
The Chay Yew era at the Victory Gardens began in earnest Monday night with "Ameriville," an intensely politicized and energetic performance collage that starts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and ends up as a poetic indictment of all manner of...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:00 PM
“Water By The Spoonful” by Quiara Alegria Hudes, which was produced last fall at Hartford Stage, which commissioned the work, is one of six fionalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association New Play Award, which...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Sep 29, 2011
Veterans of the mating wars will recognize the scene, from one agonizing side or another. There has been a single date — an awkward date that began with the tactless suggestion that the woman's dress resembled a birthday cake — but it...
| Sep 18, 2011
Being artistic director of a major regional stage company means you get to give everyone "notes" — theater lingo for putting in your two cents while a play is being readied. Being Marc Masterson, newly arrived as South Coast Repertory's artistic...