| May 9, 2011
If you live in Los Angeles or other fashion-forward places where people are eager to try new things, you have seen them: people running around in shoes that look like gorilla feet, modern ninja footwear or high-tech surf booties.
They are the newest...
| Dec 22, 2010
Buoyed by a growing Hispanic population and the availability of steady federal jobs, Maryland grew by 9 percent in the last decade - faster than most Eastern states, according to new Census Bureau data.
Maryland's population grew by 480,000 residents, to...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:13 PM
In 1960, Americans averaged 81/2 hours of sleep a night, and our obesity rate was around 12 percent. Today we're averaging 6 1/2 to seven hours, and our obesity rate has climbed to around 30 percent. Coincidence?
No, say sleep experts. They point out...
| Apr 10, 2011
Ken Burns, whose landmark documentary on the Civil War established him as one of its quintessential authorities, thinks there's no better way to get a sense of the Civil War than to visit its battlefields, museums and national parks.
"When we go to Civil...
| Apr 27, 2011
Richard P. McKee, a chemistry professor who was so offended by a Glendora official's effort to thwart public comment at a meeting that he became one of California's most effective advocates for open government, died Saturday at his home in La Verne. He...
| Jun 22, 2011
Emmy-winning TV writer
Burt Styler, 86, an Emmy-winning TV writer who had a long association with Bob Hope, died of heart failure June 13 at Providence Tarzana Medical Center, his family said.
Styler won an Emmy in 1972 for an episode of...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 12:45 PM
On a sunny Saturday morning in November, about 25 people from toddlers to seniors pose for photos against the backdrop of Panama City Beach, their surfboards — in myriad colors — stuck into the white, sugary sand.
Shutters snapped and...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Senior wide receiver Avery Johnson showed why he's the No. 1-ranked pass catcher in the state Saturday at the UCF 7-on-7 tournament. What he does on the field, however, was already a well-known fact about 6-foot-3 the Pompano Beach Blanche Ely star.
| Nov 3, 2010
| 3:19 PM
"Joe Louis: Hard Times Man"
By Randy Roberts
Yale University Press, 308 pages, $27.50
Joe Louis was a titan, the undisputed heavyweight champion for more than twelve years (and a record 23 title defenses) and, probably, the greatest American hero of...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 8:58 AM
"Last Words of the Executed"
By Robert K. Elder
Foreword by Studs Terkel
University of Chicago Press, 301 pages, $22.50
Robert K. Elder begins his oddly affecting, 'Last Words of the Executed,' with the final utterance of Marmaduke Stevenson, who was...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 9:16 AM
Just how bad is this particular bad guy?
You don't want to know.
Or perhaps you do, which is surely the case if you appreciate the thrillers of Karin Slaughter, an absolute master at describing violence, mayhem and the darkness that stalls and sours...