| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Chattering together in Spanish, the students entered the large, bare room before switching to English to greet their teacher, MaLuisa Castro.
"How are you? You want coffee?" responded Castro, a petite Filipina with an expansive personality. Then, the...
| 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 24, 2014
| 12:46 PM
A member of an editors' group on Facebook posed this question yesterday:
"Peristalsis is a series of muscle contractions that move/moves along the digestive tract."
Move or moves?
There followed a something less than edifying exchange of views and...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Even though I smelled bad enough to knock a buzzard off a gut pile, the people in the medical tent of the 2013 Victoria Marathon were kind and caring. One paramedic even let me use his cell to make a long-distance call to my wife, who was watching via...
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
ABC hasn't had much to cheer about on the ratings front in a while, but the return of its Thursday dramas changed that as "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" ruled their hours in demos. CBS still won the night behind "The Big Bang Theory," while its timeslot...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:30 AM
"Dallas Buyers Club," "Blue Is the Warmest Color," "Orange is the New Black" and "Grey's Anatomy" are among the films and TV shows nominated for this year's GLAAD Media Awards, which honors accurate representations of the LGBTQ community.
The 25th Annual...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Feverish children are one of the most common reasons parents make panicked calls to doctors or head to the emergency room. But Minnesota internist and pediatrician Greg Plotnikoff rarely recommends bringing the body temperature back to "normal" with over-...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Oscar ballots are out, and the print edition of The Los Angeles Times' The Envelope that ran Tuesday includes my predictions for all 24 categories in this year's Academy Awards -- a forecast that, because of deadlines, had been made several days earlier....
| 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...