| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Kate Bosworth was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on this day in 1983. This birthday gal has starred in such films as "Straw Dogs," "Superman Returns" and "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" Bosworth made her film debut opposite Robert...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR READERS: Here's my annual best-advice column refreshed for 2013.
DIG DIGITAL MOVES. Assuming you don't want to be left by the side of yesterday's road, update your computer-related job search skills. If you're a little shaky on computer, smartphone,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: Things aren't going so well at the company where I work, and I worry that there's trouble ahead for my department. I seem to recall that you once cited signs of trouble ahead for one's continued employment in his or her job. It was good...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Dear Miss Manners: Three or four afternoons a week, I drop into a popular local coffee shop for an hour to have a cup of their great coffee, to relax and to read my business journals. I almost always have a good experience.
But a few times a month,...
| Dec 31, 2013
Half your kid's gifts are untouched. Should you suggest donating a few?
From our panel of staff contributors
I think the more practical thing to do is to suggest donating used things that the child has outgrown or doesn't use...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Every year, there's always one Super Bowl ad that generates a bit of next-day controversy. And this year's ad appears to be Coca-Cola's "It's Beautiful" ad.
The one-minute ad features children and adults from all walks of life, from across the country,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The documentary "Life Itself," directed by Steve James of "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters" and based on the late Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir, could have settled for well-meaning hagiography or a feature-length pitch for sainthood. Many of Ebert's far-...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Sex toys have been around almost as long as sex itself--or at least since Paleolithic times. They've appeared on ancient Greek vases, been uncovered at archaeological digs and there's even a reference to dildos in the Bible (Ezekiel 16:17).
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:29 AM
The weekend of '80s remakes is upon us, with both 1981's "Endless Love" and 1987's "RoboCop" opening in theaters, plus one more that taps into a strange sentimental teenage memory for me: 1986's "About Last Night…"
Though fundamentally a...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
MEMO: TO DONNA LANGLEY
In keeping with this column's tradition of dispensing advice to people who haven't asked for it, I am offering herewith some ideas for you to ponder as you embark on your expanded responsibilities at Universal. Think of them as a...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian, was reportedly detained twice in Sochi this week for supporting LGBT rights at the Winter Olympics.
Luxuria, a former Communist member of parliament in Italy, was stopped by four men...