| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Rebecca Solnit's latest book, "The Faraway Nearby" (Viking: 260 pp., $25.95), began with a delivery of 100 pounds of apricots.
"It was like a trumpet blew and said, 'You're entering the world of narrative," the 52-year-old author recalls by phone from...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:54 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court decision that Myriad Genetics cannot patent two genes linked to ovarian and breast cancer came as welcome relief to researchers whose work on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes had been thwarted by legal challenges from the company.
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:00 AM
"Homeland" swept the two lead acting drama categories last year. Could another first-year series be poised to duplicate the feat? Let's look at the four drama acting races to see if it might be in the cards.
LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Kevin Spacey, "House of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Monica Potter, who plays Kristina Braverman on NBC's sleeper hit "Parenthood" (just renewed for a fifth season), had an emotional story about breast cancer this past season that had multitudes of fans clinging to boxes of Kleenex. And while it's not new...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Angelina Jolie stepped out for the first time since revealing that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy. The superstar hit the London premiere of fiance Brad Pitt's action flick "World War Z"looking happy and healthy as she spoke about her...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 3:52 PM
After producing documentaries about the history of baseball, the Civil War, jazz and a variety of other topics, Ken Burns is turning his attention to cancer.
Burns will be teaming up with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Lip balm for extra moisturizing? Check. Lactaid to help digest the occasional sweet? Check. Pocket mirror to ensure the pearly whites remain food-free? Check. Smartphone because you never know when an inspirational tweet will pop up? Check.
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Capt. Sharon Raydor, one of the highest-ranking women in a fictional TV version of the Los Angeles Police Department, is the ultimate "Lean In" type of gal.
Played by two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell on TNT's hit drama "Major Crimes," this top...
| May 27, 2013
| 11:47 AM
An aunt of Angelina Jolie who carried a same gene mutation linked to breast cancer as the actress has died of the disease at an Escondido hospital, according to an interview with her husband.
Debbie Martin, 61, passed away early Sunday, only a few weeks...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:05 PM
Clarence Burke Jr., the lead singer of the Five Stairsteps, a sibling R&B group once regarded as “the first family of soul” for a string of hits that included “O-o-h Child,” died Sunday, a day after he turned 64.
His death was...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:15 PM
A Grumpy Cat movie is in development, and the famously unhappy feline will speak in the film.
We can think of plenty of sourpusses in Hollywood, but it would take a special talent to voice this particularly disdainful kitty, a mixed breed female named...