| May 2, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Greek physician Hippocrates may well have been the first sauna aficionado. One can imagine him, circa 400 BC, sitting in a tiny windowless room heated by hot rocks, sweat dripping down his brow, proclaiming, "Give me the power to create a fever, and I...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Between Fox's "American Idol" and NBC's iHeart Radio Music Awards, Thursday night television seemed dominated by wannabe pop-chart-toppers and those who have already made it big, but CBS emerged on top in the ratings with its comedy lineup.
| May 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Veterans "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS and "Grey's Anatomy" on ABC were the top ratings draws for young adults Thursday, a night that saw acceptable week-2 scores for the same nets' "Bad Teacher" and "Black Box," respectively. NBC improved its standing...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:46 AM
An emperor and a dictator rule over the latest Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program, which turns out to be benevolent for us commoners who like noble music-making.
Friday night's concert at Meyerhoff Hall was one of the most riveting and unified the BSO...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:30 AM
SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you haven't seen the season opener of "Mad Men."
Here we are bracing for the heartache of knowing we'll be saying goodbye to "Mad Men" in a mere 14 episodes -- and season seven opens with a joyous treat, the...
| 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 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 Cañada resident Dianne Osburn.
A self-proclaimed klutz, Osburn often tripped and fell, facing injuries and a loss of...
| 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 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 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
CBS captured the first Thursday of April in key demo categories behind a strong return for "The Big Bang Theory" after a couple of weeks off and good scores for "The Millers" and "Two and a Half Men." ABC was strong closing the night with "Grey's Anatomy"...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:25 PM
To maximize your chances of fighting flab, new research offers some simple advice: Wake up early and go outside.
People who loaded up on light exposure at the beginning of the day were most likely to have a lower body mass index, according to a study...