| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
My son has been talking like Mr. Bean lately.
Not that Mr. Bean really talks much, he actually kind of grunts out his sentences when he does use complete ones.
I asked my son why he does this, and he said he likes the way...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:41 AM
My son said to me last night, with a very serious look on his face, "Mom, I need to talk to you about something important."
I wondered what it could be. Lately, all the talk has been about his birthday, which is coming up, so I figured it had...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:03 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- About three years into the filming of the ambitious fictional film project "Boyhood," the movie's then-11-year-old actress, Lorelei Linklater, went to her father, the movie's director Richard Linklater, with an impatient request.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The day after our first date, I received a letter grade. "A+," she texted.
We had gone from the Internet to real life in two days, and one 10-hour first date had me hooked. I actually had been hooked hours before when nearing 2 a.m. she was in the midst...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video-game giant, has died. He was 85.
Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who was also known for owning the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I groggily looked at the alarm clock, which registered 2:30 a.m. Time to get up and honor a commitment I apparently made to my 15-year-old-daughter less than six hours earlier:
Drive her and her friends to Black Friday sales.
I have served as...
| Nov 8, 2013
Thor, Loki and their Asgardian pals are getting the Lego treatment in a new parody of the “Thor: The Dark World” movie poster.
The poster, released on Nov. 6, features Lego versions of the stars of the upcoming Marvel film in a promotion for...
| Nov 8, 2013
Stroll end to end at IndieCade, a now-annual game festival and conference in Culver City, and there’s as much for the spectator as there is for the player.
Look right, and four people are walking around with robots on their heads, walk left and...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:02 AM
For the last three decades, one of the video game world’s greatest antiheroes has been a barrel-throwing ape. He’s arrogant, […]...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Nintendo is having trouble selling its gaming systems and software. It's answer to help turn around three consecutive years of losses: promote healthy living.
The Japanese gamemaker said it will launch a third platform -- dubbed QOL -- soon to work...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The Surf City Strikers are a force among Orange County bowling teams.
The collective of 15 regulars from the Rodgers Seniors Center has claimed 20 trophies, all of them for first place.
But the Strikers don't practice their "sport" on traditional...