| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:00 PM
"Nonfat, no-foam latte!" the barista called out to a crowd awaiting its caffeine fix.
I had come to this java joint not for the chocolate-covered macaroons, not for the frosted bread pudding muffins, nor even for the espresso. I had come in the hopes of...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:00 PM
As I listen to my husband read "Hop on Pop" to our 22-month-old daughter, I still find it hard to believe I met this man through Craigslist.
I came to Los Angeles to escape my falling-apart first marriage. When I discovered my newly estranged husband...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille," "Big Fan") will host the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.
Film Independent, the organization which also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival, will hold the 29th annual...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:05 AM
LinkedIn’s quest to be a vibrant platform for business content and discussions will face a new challenge.
News Corp., which owns Dow Jones & Co. and the Wall Street Journal, wants its forthcoming WSJ Profile product to be a home for...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Awash in music, "Sleepless in Seattle," Nora Ephron's 1993 film starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, almost makes sense as a stage musical. That is, until you start considering who could compose a score to compete with a soundtrack that includes "As Time Goes...
| Jul 14, 2013
By the time she reached her mid-30s, Susan Woolson came to a sad but realistic conclusion: She just wasn't the type of woman who could fall in love.
What's more, she was starting to doubt that the type of love that made other women fall to their knees...
| Jul 13, 2013
Spa fans want more than sloughing off dead skin or soothing aching muscles from those pampering places of eucalyptus-scented bliss. And businesses are transforming into mind, body and soul temples of wellness to meet the demands of people increasingly...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:07 AM
As a director and star trying to extend into new territory, Ben Stiller is his own best friend. With wild and crazy films like "Zoolander" and "Tropic Thunder" in his past, Stiller's taken a different turn in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," but,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:53 AM
In Ben Stiller's earnest but screwy go at "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the actor-director takes the role of the daydreaming, "Yes, dear" fellow introduced in a wee but hardy 1939 James Thurber short story. Thurber sold it to the New Yorker,...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:36 PM
There's one strict rule in the Smith household — no fewer than 12 hugs a day.
And Walter and Barbara are only too happy to adhere to this self-imposed dictum.
The couple, both 83, rarely leave their cheerful Newport Beach home without their...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:02 PM
If it looks like a relationship, and it feels like a relationship, Sarah Millett has learned, it does not necessarily mean it's a relationship.
Millett, 26, feels battle-scarred from the ambiguous romances that have dominated her dating life, when...