| May 21, 2012
| 10:50 AM
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The 10-foot-tall, red-blue-and-silver Transformer Optimus Prime stomps his way through the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park — sending adults and kids scrambling.
No, this isn't a scene from a new "Transformers""...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Welcome to the end of the road. If you're going to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, it stops here, near the tip of a long, skinny peninsula about 100 miles south of Cancun. Scrub jungle encroaches on the village, fishermen wait for the opening of lobster...
| Mar 15, 2011
Is there a better snake-oil salesman in America today than Timothy Ferriss, author of the blockbuster best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich?"
I certainly hope not.
In the book, now on self-help best-seller...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 5:20 PM
Remember when MTV stopped playing music videos and became just another cable network filled with irritating (and non-music related) reality programming?
Well, looks like Syfy is moving in the same direction. During its 2011 Syfy Upfront on Tuesday, the...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:44 AM
The 1985 celebrity-studded charity ditty written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie had a simple title and refrain: "We Are the World." The line, it now turns out, is more than just a song lyric. It's a scientific truth.
As Tim Flannery demonstrates in...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 5:30 AM
The blurry, fuzzy concept art of a Shanghai Disneyland, filled with fireworks, spotlights and a great big castle, paints a picture short on details and vague on specifics about the planned project in China.
So why all the secrecy on Disney's part?...
| May 4, 2011
| 10:57 AM
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What do Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Batman and "Star Wars" have in common? Aside from being hit Hollywood movie franchises, they've all had the honor of being...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 3:28 PM
Matthew Waylett has put down his cocktail to adjust the tilt of an Indiana Jones-esque fedora, admiring his reflection in the mirror set up at the bar.
It's Men's Night Out at the Manor Tavern, and Waylett has been lured to the shopping event, not so...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:35 AM
ABC's latest venture into reality programming, "Expedition Impossible," premiering Thursday, June 23, has the hallmarks of a Mark Burnett hit: an exotic locale, demanding challenges and teams viewers will root for.
"What I was trying to set out to do...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 9:46 AM
Elijah Knauer bounds into S'ghetti Eddie's as if on a mission, taking in the pinball, the family-style booths and — oh man — the spot on the menu that mentions the thing that begins with an "ice" and ends with a "cream."
"Oooooh, they have...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 7:40 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — Julian Dunn, 7, did a warm-up dance in his living room Friday morning to his favorite song, "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," by the '80s funk group the Gap Band.
Julian, who has been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for an...