| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"THE ONLY way to enjoy one's life is to work; work is so much more fun than fun," said Noel Coward.
WHEN sitting with Jared Leto a couple of months ago, at a Peggy Siegal luncheon to celebrate the success of "The Dallas Buyers Club," I was, of course,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
When plans for a Holocaust memorial in Berlin were announced years ago, German writer Martin Walser wondered how many monuments to shame his country would have to build. It was a telling sentiment for a nation that could not cleanse the past yet wanted...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:32 AM
In the 1950s classic "Roll Over Beethoven," Chuck Berry declares, "I got the rockin' pneumonia / I need a shot of rhythm and blues / I caught the rollin' arthritis / sitting down at a rhythm review."
The day may never come when music can cure...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:58 PM
A traditional circus act may shed new light on human movement, with implications for the treatment of neurological disorders or other scientific breakthroughs.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University are using juggling to study how touch, or haptic,...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Mike Garson obviously takes the piano very seriously, but he can chuckle over some of the contradictory paths that a versatile mastery of the keys has led him down.
Maybe the unlikeliest of all is the one he's embarking on Saturday at Segerstrom Concert...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88.
Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
| Feb 16, 2014
Nat Lehrman was an influential editor at Playboy magazine from the 1960s through the 1980s, working closely with magazine founder Hugh Hefner and specializing in articles on human sexuality and social activism.
Mr. Lehrman, 84, died of complications...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Fourteen-year-old Donte Benamon said he told his little brother to stay away from the stove twice Friday – the night the family’s South Austin home caught fire.
But 3-year-old Jaantwiaon Edwards went back a third time to cook himself some...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 8:23 PM
A UC Irvine doctor is looking for volunteers to participate in a clinical trial of a drug meant to fight some affects of in Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Neal Hermanowicz needs volunteers from the Irvine area who would help test the affects of rasagiline...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:00 PM
An actress who first broke into national prominence in the 1960s, Toni Bua starred on the CBS daytime drama "Love of Life" as Tess Krakauer opposite her real-life love and husband, Gene Bua.
As the years went by, Toni and Gene left New York and came...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Yes, Trisha, you need to get out of the house more. You're welcome here anytime.
Trisha Yearwood opened her show Wednesday night - her first concert tour in five years - by telling the audience, "I just needed to get out of the house and sing some...