| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Two theme parks rev up their big festivals this weekend, and both feature concerts and themed cuisine. For the first time in years, the beginning of Universal’s Mardi Gras aligns with the “real” Mardi Gras, as seen in New Orleans. The...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Public health officials have launched a new, coordinated effort to contain a persistent outbreak of tuberculosis in downtown L.A.’s skid row, including searching for more than 4,500 people who may have been exposed to the disease. The Centers for...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Grammy Awards have given its Best New Artist award to some real clunkers (cough*Milli Vanilli*cough). In fact, the award is known for, year after year, going to an artist that the public then abandons. But these years later, it......
| May 23, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Full marks to the Arizona Cardinals.
You don’t hear that very often, do you?
But they deserve it for this tweet in the wake of Brian Urlacher’s announcing his retirement Wednesday:
“You were who we thought you were.’’...
| May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28 Hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! Of course, having yesterday off makes today feel like a Monday... We had perfect weather for all of the Memorial Day remembrance events. It's so important to take a moment and honor those who...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The powerful narcotic popped up on the cultural grid around the turn of the millennium. A Texas producer-remixer named DJ Screw paid homage to its woozy, heavy-lidded high by dramatically slowing down beats and vocals to replicate the drug's sleepwalker...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:44 PM
There's a $200-million hotel on the drawing board for downtown Los Angeles, so tourists from around the globe can kick up their heels at LA Live.
And a few miles away on downtown's skid row, there's a TB outbreak brewing in a stew of Third World-style...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:45 PM
March 16, 9 p.m., $24, $34, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge Street, Collinsville, (860) 693-9762, 41bridgestreet.com.
Want to buy a Mike Doughty song, in the key of your choice (the options right now are C, C# and D; perhaps others...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
A dozen or more cases of mumps have been reported among Loyola University Maryland students over the past month, prompting officials to alert the campus community to signs of the rare virus that has spread rapidly across college campuses in recent...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:54 AM
The number of pertussis cases, otherwise known as whooping cough, are rising nationally, and cases locally in 2013 are up as well.
Pertussis can be unknowingly spread to others, especially infants and young children, to whom it may be deadly....
| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:22 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Bronchitis, a very persistent cough, is popping up around the Ozarks this week.
When someone comes down with bronchitis their airways are inflamed making it hard to breath.
Patients could have a fever along with shortness of...