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Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesJohn and Dejah, Mary Jane and Peter, Catherine and Vincent, Jean and Scott. On Valentine's Day, we turn to our ......
It's edgy, it's cool — and it's official: San Diego's North Park made Forbes' list of America's Hippest Hipster Neighborhoods in September, joining such spots as L.A.'s Silver Lake and San Francisco's Mission District. North Park has all the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFirst published on Jan. 30, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. The tourists think big. Arriving in Southern California, they expect to conquer Disneyland and Hollywood, perhaps on the same day, in between the surfing and snowboarding. Then they...
A cool pool on a hot day — it’s the quintessential Southern California summer pastime. Now expand the concept to a weekend of pool pleasures and you’ve got the perfect excuse to pop down I-5 to San Diego. Whether you prefer...
The Fabulous ForumOLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND: Johnny "Tarzan" Weissmuller took on a fake identity so he could represent the United States in the 1924 Olympics. Followers of U.S. politics surely know of the controversy that surrounded President Barack Obama and his birth...
The Daily MirrorSept. 12, 1940: Can it be that Johnny Weissmuller is going conservative? His yacht and Duesenberg racer are up for sale, Jimmie Fidler says....
The Daily MirrorNov. 9, 1940: Johnny Weissmuller has started gym training to "bulge" muscles left supple by a summer of Aquacading (so he'll look beeg and strong for the new "Tarzan" film), Jimmie Fidler says....
Johnny Sheffield, the former child actor who played Boy in the Tarzan movie series starring Johnny Weissmuller in the late 1930s and '40s and later starred in the Bomba, the Jungle Boy film series, has died. He was 79. Sheffield died Friday of a heart...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWho wants to hang around you when you're down on your luck? And yet California, mired in budget distress and other economic woes, continues to attract visitors: Tourism was up more than expected in 2010, with visits predicted to end the year up 4%....
The Hero ComplexIt was 97 years ago this month that the Frank Munsey-owned pulp called All-Story Magazine introduced the world to a vivid new character with an especially memorable name: Tarzan of the Apes. A book (one of its many, many editons......
The Hero Complex"AVATAR" COUNTDOWN: 23 DAYS Our countdown coverage of "Avatar" continues with the conclusion of our two-part interview with the film's production designer, Rick Carter, whose credits include "Forrest Gump," "Jurassic Park" "War of the Worlds" and "The...
As if Mexican tourism needed more bad news, a weekend shootout left 18 gunmen and soldiers dead in Acapulco, the iconic if faded beach resort that has been working on a comeback in recent years. The hours-long gunfight Saturday night took place in a...
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