| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Last winter's strong recovery from a woeful 2011-12 ski and snowboard season has spurred much capital improvement and many new programs and promotions at mountain resorts. Here are highlights of what's new this ski and snowboard season in California and...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Parents poking around for things to do with their kids are a diverse lot. So smores and mimosas and Legos and mooncakes and soccer and golf and Tinker Bell and Olivia Newton-John in leather … It’s all good.
The funky and...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Her first name describes the refinement and polish figure skater Grace Elizabeth Gold embodies at her best, enhancing her huge, difficult jumps and the luminous smile she outlines with her trademark red lipstick.
Her last name says what she's pursuing...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:43 PM
SOCHI, Russia — The cowgirl got the gold.
Kaitlyn Farrington, the 24-year-old daughter of ski bums in Sun Valley, Idaho, produced the run of her life Wednesday night at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.
What resulted was a newly minted Olympic...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Like the first episode, this week’s episode begins with Yolanda, this time in her kitchen. A sincere kudos to her for appearing on camera in a bathrobe and slippers, sans makeup, looking like real humans look first thing in the morning. She’...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Why is there anti-semitism? What is it about the Jewish culture that causes this to occur? -- B., via firstname.lastname@example.org
A: You've asked me why some people hate other people, and I wish I could answer you in a way that might both explain and end...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Teaching children about animals by accentuating their similarities to human beings is a great place to start. But penguins aren't people — a fact director Anthony Geffen's "Adventures of the Penguin King" works hard to ignore.
"I haven't been home...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q. I am very nice at work and starting to suspect that nice is a bad idea as a workplace strategy. I bring goodies for coworkers' birthdays, volunteer to help people when they are overwhelmed, and stay late if a customer has a crisis. I've also been...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Another search for Jimmy Hoffa ended recently, with federal authorities once again facing the cameras to say what has become commonplace since the ex-Teamsters' boss disappeared back in 1975: no, they didn't find Hoffa's remains or anything that would...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:09 AM
One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society.
The following is a complete list of nominees:
| Feb 16, 2014
When talent agent Elizabeth Geddes spotted Ron Vasser at a Chicago country-western bar in 1994, she remembered her first reaction: "Who is that guy in a DGA jacket who has not hired my actors?"
"DGA" stands for Directors Guild of America. And...