| Jul 6, 2012
| 12:29 PM
To bring Detroit back to life, entrepreneur Mark Siwak is looking to the undead. Specifically, to a 200-acre theme park starring zombies.
Siwak is attempting to raise $145,000 to fuel his concept for Z World, which seems a bit like the post-apocalyptic...
| Sep 22, 2012
This isn't a road, it's a Reggie Bush run from scrimmage. It zigs. It zags. Your belly begins to bark. Kidneys become spleens.
Angeles Crest Highway hangs like a sparrow's nest against the side of the world, tempting fate with entrancing S curves.
| Sep 22, 2012
Dear SOS: We recently visited the Hog's Breath Inn at Carmel by the Sea, Calif. Our party particularly enjoyed what surely must be its signature soup, made from artichokes. It was so delicious that I'd be surprised if you hadn't already obtained the...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Despite the arrival of four new films in theaters this weekend, moviegoers weren't interested in heading to the box office.
For the fourth consecutive weekend, ticket sales were down compared with the same period in 2011, as none of the fresh arrivals at...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 12:52 PM
In the weekend's box-office face-off between two young Hollywood stars, Jake Gyllenhaal reigned victorious.
On Sunday, studio estimates indicated that the 31-year-old's police drama "End of Watch" tied Jennifer Lawrence's "House at the End of the Street"...
| Sep 27, 2012
It must be a slow week if ESPN's "GameDay" is headed to the Big Ten Conference, which doesn't have a title-eligible school ranked among the top 19 of the Associated Press media poll.
Close-as-it-gets No. 20 Michigan State is locking down for its...
| Apr 25, 2012
Ernest "Chick" Callenbach, a film scholar and environmentalist who created a cult favorite in "Ecotopia," a 1975 novel that predicted with uncanny accuracy a world where recycling is commonplace, food is locally grown and energy comes from the sun, died...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter."
The ubiquitous performer — actually a semiautomatic pistol...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The last edition of the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner was published on Nov. 2, 1989, with the headline:
"So long, Los Angeles."
But 23 years later, one employee has not yet said goodbye. Chuck Lutz hasn't even left the building.
"They never told me...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Reg Green of La Cañada Flintridge enjoys a brisk early morning hike, and that's what he was doing in the hills behind Descanso Gardens when he came upon an imposing figure standing motionless on the trail.
Green, 83, was briefly alarmed, then realized...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 4:36 PM
The "Snow White" fairy tale has been told and retold since before the days of the Brothers Grimm, and come March 16, director Tarsem Singh will unveil his version, "Mirror Mirror." Relativity Media has released the first full trailer for the film, which...