| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Keira Knightley does shots, cheats on her boyfriend and dances around with one of those oversized signs used to advertise strip mall accountants in "Laggies." But there's one thing audiences won't get to see the actress do in a ballsy performance that...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Most of us remember the hoverboard scene from the 1989 film 'Back to the Future 2.'
While the technology to create such a device was nonexistent when the film was released, many have been waiting and dreaming for the day when they can purchase their...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Bucky Lasek stands atop the vert ramp hunched forward, right hand on his skateboard.
Above his tidy brown chin strip and mustache, deep lines crease his cheeks. He watches other boarders drop in at practice Wednesday.
Tom Schaar, 13. Mitchie Brusco,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Skateboarding enthusiast Stephanie Murdock was 21 when she placed an ad in the Baltimore City Paper in 2004, looking for help in bringing a skate park to Hampden.
"This is going to be easy," she thought.
Nine years of hard work later, Murdock, now...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Quiksilver Inc. of Huntington Beach has sold its licensed apparel subsidiary, Hawk Designs Inc., to Sherman Oaks-based Cherokee Inc. for $19 million, the companies announced Monday.
Hawk Designs, which Quiksilver acquired in 2000, owns a line of...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In his only big-screen film role, Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Bobby Kotick appeared in "Moneyball" as a penny-pinching owner of the Oakland Athletics baseball team.
"I'm asking you to be OK not spending money that I don't have," he tells...
| Oct 1, 2013
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Tuesday for the first phase of a skateboarding park in Hampden. The $180,000 "skatepark," as it is called, will be built within Roosevelt Park on West 36th Street near Falls Road, starting with a 5,000-square-foot...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Growing up, Stephanie Murdock would spend hours driving to and from skate parks in Virginia to skateboard.
When she graduated from Towson University in 2004 with a major in politics, Murdock decided she wanted to build a state-of-the-art facility in...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:20 PM
The future — at least Chicago-born director Robert Zemeckis' idea of the future, as envisioned in 1989 — arrives, in our present space-time continuum, in 553 Earth days. That date, Oct. 21, 2015, is when "Back to the Future Part II" is set,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:46 PM
It only took minutes for the hundreds of amateur and professional skateboarders who attended the opening Saturday of the Vans Off the Wall Skatepark to seemingly cover every available surface.
Each rail, ledge and pool coping was grinded. Each stair...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:14 PM
2015 is just around the corner, and you know what that means -- hoverboards!
Or, to use the official brand name, HUVr boards!
That's right! Just like we were promised in the 1989 movie "Back to the Future Part II," we will soon be able to zip around...