| Feb 7, 2014
Horror and comedy both require timing, and Dorthe Nors has it. The stories in her newly translated collection "Karate Chop" are less meditations on human savagery than riffs on it, understated monologues of everydayness through which the horror surfaces...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:23 PM
In an improvised courtroom assembled Friday at a hospital in Winfield, a former suburban karate instructor who was paralyzed in a jail accident admitted guilt to sex crimes against two teenage girls.
Dean C. Fuerstenberg, 45, has been a patient at the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Admit it. At some point in your life, you've done an impression of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa wailing, "Adria-a-a-a-a-a-an!"
And now, thanks to Irvine resident Kevin Derek, you'll get to meet the man who directed that iconic moment. While...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:14 PM
At first, Stella Yao was frustrated when she struggled to crack a cement block in two with one hand as she tested for a black belt in tae kwon do, but then the 9-year-old saw her mother whack through the thick slab.
Stella took another stab at the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:58 PM
As if there was ever any doubt.
Paris Club finished first in the “Top Celebrity Hangouts” rankings for the second year in a row, thanks in large part to its exclusive upstairs club, Studio Paris. This means the Melman siblings, R.J., Molly...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Tom Laughlin, who came to fame as the half-Native American, half-white ex-Green Beret in the 1971 indie blockbuster "Billy Jack," died Thursday at age 82.
A lot of his films are on DVD and on streaming services. If you want to go back to his...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:01 AM
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| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Oyster fiends, the Hungry Cat now offers half-off oyster Mondays at its Hollywood and Santa Barbara locations, as well as its Santa Monica Canyon outpost. Chef David Lentz selects oysters according to the local market and season for the Monday bargain. In...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:44 AM
I pity the foolish mugger who attempts to rob David Jones' family with anything less than a grenade launcher.
Jones is a seventh-degree black belt in Shotokan karate. So is his wife. Both of their daughters are black belts as well, and they compete...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:02 PM
“Mortal Kombat Legacy 2,” the sequel to the popular Machinima Web series, launched Thursday with a very different take on […]...
| Sep 24, 2013
It’s Week Three of the Survivor League where my arch rival – and Chicago’s #1 White Sox Fan – Soxman and I go up against each other in fantasy football. Last week saw Soxman boasting as he had a great week while I only managed a...