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  • 'Romeo and Juliet' still smells like teen (or 20-plus) spirit

    Casting age-appropriate actors for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" was never practically possible. The roles of the tragic lovers have traditionally been played by actors older than the adolescent characters. A look back at some notable movie and stage...
  • Treadmill classes mix it up with workhorse of the gym

    Treadmill classes mix it up with workhorse of the gym
    For many outdoor runners the idea of pounding a treadmill means trading daylight for drudgery but as the air chills, fitness experts say treadmill classes can hone efficiency and form and add a dash of glamour to indoor running. "There's a little...
  • Go Away With ... Lang Lang

    Go Away With ... Lang Lang
    Born in China, classical pianist Lang Lang splits his time between New York City and Beijing -- when he's not touring, that is. The 30-year-old musician travels about nine months each year for his concerts, his work with the United Nations Children's Fund...
  • Go Away With ... Ywada

    Go Away With ... Ywada
    R and B singer Ywada, who hails from Tampa, Fla., says that it didn't come as a surprise to family and friends when she decided to pursue a career in music. Born to a singer and a sound engineer, she grew up in a household filled with music. Now 26, the...
  • Authors reflect on the best books they've given or received

    Authors reflect on the best books they've given or received
    Wrapping paper is superfluous when it comes to books. Traditional books — physical books you can hold in your hands — are ideal packages already. The gift lies between covers: the meaning and feeling conveyed both by the book itself and by the...
  • Concrete cottontails invade park

    Concrete cottontails invade park
    Near a busy corner in Newport Beach, 14 giant concrete rabbits sit on their haunches, poofy tails poking out behind them, long ears perking straight up. They form a circle, facing inward, and stare at each other through painted pastel eyes. It's an...
  • GOP governor candidate earned $53 million last year

    GOP governor candidate earned $53 million last year
    Republican candidate Bruce Rauner disclosed Monday that he made $53 million in 2012, part of a vast wealth that he is willing to tap in his run for governor — a point he made by dropping another $500,000 of his own money into the race. Rauner...
  • A turning point for Leimert Park Village

    At the Sunday drum circle at Leimert Park, the hypnotic beat of African drums breathes life into the neighborhood. Artists showcase their work. Vendors hawk clothes, soap and incense. It almost feels like nothing has changed in the 20 years since this...
  • Get ready -- 2014 is the year of the biblical epic!

    "IF the soundtrack of America's love affair with the Beatles began with 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' its first, indelible visual backdrop was New York City. From the 4,000 fans who greeted them on February 7th at JFK airport -- newly named in memory of the...
  • John Lithgow, Lily Rabe to Spend Summer with Shakespeare in the Park

    John Lithgow toplines "King Lear" and Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater star in "Much Ado About Nothing" in New York this summer, with both titles lined up for the 2014 season of the Public Theater's annual Shakespeare in the Park. The longrunning free...
  • Stop giving new NYC mayor grief for trying to ban horse-drawn carriages

    Stop giving new NYC mayor grief for trying to ban horse-drawn carriages
    Bill de Blasio, the new mayor of New York City, has been getting grief for making a priority of banishing horse-drawn carriages from Central Park in Manhattan. It was one of his campaign promises and he announced at a news conference on Monday—two...