| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Pro wrestling icon Hulk Hogan said he was suicidal when his reality show "Hogan Knows Best" was canceled in 2007.
In this past Sunday's episode of the "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" series, Hogan said his fans saved his life.
"Everything kind of...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:58 PM
David Dayen spots a new blow for underwater homeowners that thus far has flown under the radar: the coming expiration of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, scheduled for Dec. 31.
The act is a mouthful, but it's been a crucial factor in...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 8:47 PM
Saturday's Breeders' Cup started with a thud. Death and pain followed quickly. Thoroughbred horse racing is a thing of beauty. Also, occasionally, a sport of the ugly and nasty.
In the first Breeders' Cup race of the final day of this $25 million event,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:27 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the World Series.
The Skinny: If I don't have a personal rooting interest in the World Series, I tend to go with the American League. This year is tougher since the Red Sox beat the Tigers and I hate...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 PM
So last week, we explained that I was getting Botoxed, or "Toxed," in a vernacular I created, and this week we will look at the results and reactions among my so-called friends.
These are people, I remind you, whom you would pay to stay away, in a...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Common sense would dictate that the horse who wins the biggest 2-year-old race of the year would then be destined for greatness six months later in the Kentucky Derby.
But when did common sense and racing ever go together?
Instead, it has been more of...
| Nov 3, 2013
Winner: In a finish that was as close as possible without being a dead heat, Mucho Macho Man held off Will Take Charge to win the $5-million race by less than a nose. The crowd of 58,795 was on its feet during the race and afterward as the...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 3:56 PM
The Juvenile is the race that should foreshadow the Kentucky Derby favorite. The favorite, yes, the winner, almost never. Of the 29 previous Breeders' Cup Juvenile winners, only one -- Street Sense in 2006 -- has achieved that double.
But that doesn't...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:29 PM
UCLA plays Colorado at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Get out the abacus. The Buffaloes have given up 50 or more points in six of 13 Pac-12 games the last two seasons. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines:
Heal thy self
UCLA is coming off...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:15 PM
And now for a wildly improbable romantic comedy recommendation.
Already a hit in its native England, "About Time" presents all sorts of small- and medium-sized problems threatening to upset writer-director Richard Curtis' film from within, beginning...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Halloween is the perfect excuse to down mounds of candy, sip down ghoul-inspired cocktails and eat your fill of pumpkins. Throw in your favorite costume and you're ready for a night of spooky indulgence. Here are some places around town offering freebies,...