| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:04 AM
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...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:20 AM
No matter what opinions you have of Banksy, the anonymous British graffiti artist whose monthlong "residency" on the streets of New York has drawn crowds of curious onlookers, it would be hard to deny his skills as an art-world publicity machine....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Mysterious British street artist Banksy, infiltrating New York with "Better Out Than In," on Friday introduced "Sirens of the Lambs."
It's art in motion. A slaughterhouse delivery truck is filled with plush animal toys, squeaking through the slatted...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:14 AM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:25 AM
"New York City Serenade" brings us back from the midseason hiatus on "Once Upon a Time," offering a whole new story line and leaving Neverland far behind. Emma and Henry are in New York, blissfully ignorant of the magical world, while the menagerie of...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 10:47 AM
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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It was after a late screening and the group of several hundred was aggrieved, its moral hackles raised.
"How could they treat him so badly?" one audience member asked.
"An injustice," said another.
"What can people do with their frustrations?" asked...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:45 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
Angels and demons. A man who doesn't age. A snow-white pegasus. Colin Farrell's hair. In every respect, "Winter's Tale" is a movie rife with mysterious and unexplainable phenomena -- elusive supernatural occurrences that its characters insist on...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — "I love coming back here," Jimmie Johnson said of Las Vegas, but it's not to gamble or take in a show.
"Vegas is fun but it's really, just in my mind, a racing town," he said. And Johnson, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, might...