| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:19 PM
“Mad Men” is almost always more successful when it approaches Important Social Issues obliquely rather than head-on. Last year’s “The Flood” was widely panned for its awkward and heavy-handed depiction of Martin Luther’...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Matjames Metson's Silver Lake studio is in a 1930s Art Deco duplex perched atop a steep flight of aging, concrete stairs overlooking a cul-de-sac, which overlooks a hillside, which overlooks a bustling intersection that, from above, appears to be...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Can your footwear speed you up? We gave four new running shoes, each touting an impressive design technology, to four college runners. One shoe was super-flexible, one super-bouncy, another super-flat and another super-light. The verdict: Set your...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Every year, one out of every three people over age 65 experiences a fall. Five years ago, that scary statistic was a reality for La Caņada resident Dianne Osburn.
A self-proclaimed klutz, Osburn often tripped and fell, facing injuries and a loss of...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:23 AM
If “Mad Men” is a story of the ‘60s told from the perspective of those who “lost” the decade, then it’s perfectly apt that the key line in the premiere of the show’s final season comes from Richard Nixon, the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival returns to Fort Lauderdale beach this weekend for a second year of showing off country music’s biggest names, including Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert and Hank Williams Jr. The...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In front of me, the movie screen starts at the floor and rises so high it's like seeing "Divergent" on the side of a building. At the moment warrior princess Tris, played by a fierce Shailene Woodley, is about to jump onto a speeding train. I can feel the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 9:39 AM
The Miami Dolphins cheerleaders have unveiled their latest video with a mix by DJ Earworm, featuring Mariah Carey’s "Fantasy," the Spice Girls' "Wannabe," The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations" and Calvin Harris' "Summer."
The video was shot while on...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Quincy Jones knew even at a young age that he wanted to compose film scores.
"I used to go to movies for 11 cents," Jones said at his mansion nestled in the Bel-Air hills. "I used to play hooky in Seattle every day. I could tell if a movie was scored at...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Ever since Charles Darwin made his way to the Galapagos, we've heard a lot about that fateful moment when some previously water-bound creature pulled itself up from the slowly receding seas, took a breath and began the eons-long march to humanity....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits.
The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...