| Apr 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
There should be some shame in not placing a world title fight on Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Shane Mosley welterweight pay-per-view card, which is also not a title fight. Speaking about Mayweather's decision to avoid paying the World Boxing...
| Oct 10, 2010
Man does not live by bread alone, and families can't count on theme parks for all their adventures. Here are 10 relatively unthemed Western destinations, all best enjoyed in the company of a 10-year-old:
Cable cars, San Francisco: Of the three routes...
| May 30, 2010
Dennis Hopper, the maverick director and costar of the landmark 1969 counterculture film classic "Easy Rider" whose drug- and alcohol-fueled reputation as a Hollywood bad boy preceded his return to sobriety and a career resurgence in the films " Hoosiers"...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79.
Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
| Jun 30, 2010
Corey Allen, an actor-turned Emmy Award-winning director who earned a slice of film immortality in the 1950s playing the doomed high school gang leader who challenges James Dean to a "chicken run" in "Rebel Without a Cause," has died. He was 75.
| Nov 7, 2010
30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave.
1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an...
| Dec 12, 2010
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Near the climax of "Rebel Without a Cause," three angst-filled adolescents played by James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo take refuge in an abandoned mansion. As Dean reclines on...
| Dec 26, 2010
As a California Highway Patrol officer in San Luis Obispo County, Ernie Tripke had never heard of James Dean before Sept. 30, 1955.
But from that day forward, Tripke never quite escaped being asked about the day he responded to the two-car crash that...
| Aug 15, 2010
Unable to use his hands because of a childhood bout with polio, Paul K. Longmore wrote his first book by punching a keyboard with a pen he held in his mouth. It took him 10 years, and when he was done, he burned a copy in front of the Federal Building...
| Oct 16, 2010
As photographer Richard C. Miller documented the construction of the four-level freeway interchange in mid-20th century downtown Los Angeles, he was overwhelmed by its man-made beauty.
"I saw it and just went out of my mind," he later wrote. "I thought,...
| Jul 9, 2011
Everybody knows that newlyweds William and Kate are in town this weekend. But Kenny Kingston says he knows how that royal marriage will work out. The self-styled Psychic to the Stars who has hosted lucrative infomercials, TV shows and hotlines says he...