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  • Fencing: Where wits foil physical prowess

    Fencing: Where wits foil physical prowess
    SANTA ANA — For those who practice it, fencing is a form of physical chess. Each move is carefully plotted. Possible scenarios are planned. Defensive strategies are at hand, should an opponent make an unexpected move. Tucked away off busy Harbor...
  • Unfazed, Jamal Fenwick focusing on his fencing future

    Unfazed, Jamal Fenwick focusing on his fencing future
    All eyes are on Jamal Fenwick when he walks into a fencing competition. The lingering stares he receives when he's at elite tournaments and Junior Olympic qualifiers are nothing new, and it really doesn't bother him at this point. As one of few...
  • It's getting easier to visit Cuba

    It's getting easier to visit Cuba
    WASHINGTON -- Betsy Blades has been curious about Cuba ever since 1959 when she was 15 years old and watched news clips of Fidel Castro’s revolution. The retired social worker from Baltimore, now 68, will seize a chance to visit the forbidden...
  • Bob Anderson dies at 89; sword-fight teacher to the stars

    Bob Anderson dies at 89; sword-fight teacher to the stars
    Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
  • Exploring downtown Los Angeles in 11 mini-itineraries

    Exploring downtown Los Angeles in 11 mini-itineraries
    The tourists think big. Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboarding. Then they get stuck in traffic. Then come the recriminations, the tears, the vows...
  • More for Your Money: What's at stake in fight between American Airlines and online travel agencies

    More for Your Money: What's at stake in fight between American Airlines and online travel agencies
    Call it "The Case of the Disappearing Flights." Recent visitors to two big websites that help travelers shop for airline tickets may have noticed a missing player: American Airlines. In a dispute over how American's flights are displayed and at what...
  • A healthy dose of American history

    A healthy dose of American history
    Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
  • Chicago fencing event honors Korfanty

    Chicago fencing event honors Korfanty
    Ed Korfanty  is a member of the U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame,  a three-time world champion in the veterans’ saber division  and coach of the most decorated fencer in U.S. history. And now he is an event. This week’s saber World Cup meet in...
  • "The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel" By Adam Langer

    "The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel" By Adam Langer
    'The Thieves of Manhattan: A Novel' By Adam Langer Spiegel & Grau, 259 pp., $24 By their chunky glasses, facial scruff, skinny jeans, and iPhones you shall know them: New York’s latest crop of aspiring male fiction writers, fresh from the provinces...
  • Gear: Exercise masquerading as old-school fun

    Gear: Exercise masquerading as old-school fun
    Remember how fun it was when you were a kid — jumping up and down, swinging your hips and rolling around on the floor? It was really just stealth exercise, and it can be just as fun for adults with the help of the products reviewed below. Whip it...
  • Man discovers a knife blade lodged in his head. It happens.

    Man discovers a knife blade lodged in his head. It happens.
    If you have stabbing pains in the head, maybe it's because you were stabbed in the head. That's what Li Fu, a Chinese man in Yunnan province found out when he visited the doctor complaining of splitting headaches: There was a broken-off 4-inch knife...