| Oct 31, 2010
Haunted attractions are as close as many of us will get to coming face to face with true terror, thank goodness. Here are some fright-filled Halloween nightmares you'll tell your friends you survived. It's never too early to start planning for next year....
| Nov 30, 2010
| 4:31 PM
I'm headed out to check out "Fantasy," a topless revue on the Las Vegas Strip, because I'm supposed to interview the show's then-star, former Playboy centerfold Angelica Bridges. But I hadn't spent much time with my Little Brother from Big Brothers Big...
| Mar 6, 2011
As grand as the spectacle of film can be, books offer a different set of pleasures: There is time to ponder, to turn the page back, to sit with characters' thoughts and share in their heartbreaks, their revelations. Some big movies are coming this...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 11:12 AM
Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore, and it isn’t just celebrated on Oct. 31. At least, not in Vegas.
The holiday has grown into a month-long event that people of all ages look forward to. From its many haunted attractions to special...
| Nov 10, 2011
Bil Keane, a cartoonist who chronicled the lighter moments of family life for more than 50 years through the gentle, heartfelt humor of the "Family Circus" comic strip, has died. He was 89.
Keane died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his longtime...
| Sep 25, 2011
The novel "The Night Circus" (Doubleday: 387 pp., $26.95) is receiving a good deal of attention, and it's rightly deserved — even though some comparisons of Erin Morgenstern's fable to other popular books seem sky-high and unfair (to her). Does...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:02 PM
For the Los Angeles Unified School District All City Honor Marching Band, “band” isn’t just a word: It’s the very act that brought together musical talent from throughout the city to form a student collective worthy of a spot in...
| Dec 26, 2011
When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m.
He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88.
Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 5:46 PM
The first quarter of 2012 was supposed to be a sweet spot for passenger cruise lines. Wave season, as it's known, marks a time when cruise companies and travel agents roll out deep discounts on cruise vacations and rack up lots of sales.
But that changed...
| Jun 2, 2011
Seventeen years, 9 million audience members and 8,000-plus performances later, the show that launched the Las Vegas juggernaut that is Cirque du Soleil is still going strong at Treasure Island.
Acrobats walk up and down poles as if gravity were a...