| Jan 4, 2010
When the New Year's resolution calls for getting in shape fast, joining a gym and pushing yourself hard every day probably won't happen. What will work? Having someone scream, "Drop and give me 20!"
Fitness boot camps may be one of the fastest ways to go...
| Apr 2, 2009
In the time it takes a character to roll a joint, you get the irony behind the title of "I Can See Clearly Now," Brendan Halpin's novel about young musicians working in a haze of hormones and pot smoke in New York.
It's 1972 and ATN, a television...
| Mar 7, 2010
Sure, you could go out and see each and every one of the 10 Oscar nominees for best picture (up from five last year). But seriously, isn't that a tad extreme?
There's a faster, easier, less expensive way to protect yourself against tiresome outbursts ("...
| Dec 17, 2009
Whether you are a parent, aunt, uncle or friend of a child, there is often nothing more grating to the ears than the seemingly endless moan of, "I don't have anything to do." This holiday season, take it upon yourself to help cure those bouts of boredom...
| Sep 3, 2009
Forget 20-somethings twisting into overheated, tights-wearing pretzels. Yoga, dating back 5,000 years, is for all ages. Nearly 18 million Americans are finding stress relief, rejuvenation and many other reasons for taking part in this ancient practice. If...
| Jan 4, 2010
Before Tracey Mallett wrote "Super Fit Mama," she felt like a super fat mama.
The normally 115-pound fitness guru gained 55 pounds during her first pregnancy. She even delayed releasing a workout DVD because she didn't feel good about herself. It took...
| Apr 5, 2009
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John Patrick Shanley's Tony-winning stage play "Doubt" tells the story of a brittle nun and the likable priest she accuses of child sexual abuse, and on stage at least, "Doubt's" measured, troubling inquiry into...
| Apr 5, 2009
Master conceptualist and founding father of modern celebrity culture, Andy Warhol was also, for a spell in the 1960s, the most prolific filmmaker in America.
From 1963, when he acquired his first camera, to 1968, when he was shot and nearly killed by the...
| Jul 18, 2010
When journalists ask Herbie Hancock which musicians he listens to, he thinks that they're expecting him to say Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea -- that is, virtuoso jazz pianists like himself.
"I do listen to those musicians," Hancock said recently,...
| Dec 23, 2009
| 1:22 PM
LOS ANGELES -- After the sudden death of actress Brittany Murphy, DVD rental companies across the country are scrambling to remove a movie poster for the actress' new film entitled 'Deadline." The poster shows a lifeless Murphy lying naked in a bathtub....
| Mar 23, 2010
| 11:41 AM
LOS ANGELES -- A judge put the criminal case against a man charged with stalking reality T.V. star Audrina Patridge on hold so doctors can evaluate his mental competency.
Zachary Loring tried to enter a guilty plea Tuesday to a felony charge that he...