| Jul 8, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Burbank now boasts a martial arts museum that city officials say will diversify the city’s entertainment attractions.
The Martial Arts History Museum, founded by President Michael Matsuda in 2007 in Santa Clarita, has relocated to Burbank, and it...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 11:58 AM
***1/2 (out of four)
Motorhead singer/bassist Lemmy Kilmister is the kind of genre-personifying hard rock icon who invites Chuck Norris-style hyperbole (one fan claims the only survivors of a nuclear bomb would be cockroaches and Lemmy) that actually...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:41 AM
Illustration by Michael Grant
When the electricity wound its way into my mouth, my jaws clamped down and started to spasm. I thought my teeth would be ground into dust. The Mexicans near me grinned and pushed the Spanish words for “don't break&...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 6:34 PM
Former President Teddy Roosevelt is widely known to have coined the famous axiom “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Take a visit to the Martial Arts History Museum in Burbank, however, and you’ll learn he didn’t need one....
| Jun 27, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Real-life action figure Chuck Norris is blasting President Obama for allegedly working behind the scenes to create a "pro-gay Boy Scouts of America."
Norris -- an action star and well-known conservative and gun-rights activist -- made the charges in a...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Is this purgatory?
We have a group of men society left behind, working at an outcast oil rig in Alaska. These are the kind of men who only call each other by their last names. The plane taking them back to civilization crashes in an even more remote...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 1:32 AM
I’ll never forget the day I stopped talking in movie theatres. I was 12 or 13, and thrilled to be in the theatre in Mira Mesa awaiting the latest Billy Wilder film Buddy Buddy.
This is the guy that gave us Double Indemity, Ocean’s Eleven, and...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Bruce Lee, the Chinese martial arts megastar who died in 1973, has attained a kind of global cultural-icon status, on par with, say, James Dean, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Marley, Che Guevara and Al...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Despite months of speculation that he would retire, Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett is instead gearing up for a tough re-election campaign that will be among the most closely watched in the nation.
Bartlett, the 85-year-old incumbent who is seeking an...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Every year around this time, WWE slowly releases the list of superstars that will be inducted into its Hall of Fame. As this happens, there are various debates that inevitably ignite.
Some of these debates -- often the topics most talked about on...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Bold, Raw & Uncensored: Ghanaian Movie Posters
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