| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:41 AM
Irreverent and often raucous, the 41st American Film Institute Life Achievement Award gala Thursday evening at the Dolby Theatre honored the king of comedy, Mel Brooks, in a full-on laugh fest.
Martin Short got the evening off to a flying start by...
| May 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Richard Pryor died in 2005 at the age of 65 from a heart attack related to multiple sclerosis. The unexpected thing, given his life and habits and health, was not that he died so young but that he lived so long.
Marina Zenovich's enlightening...
| May 24, 2013
Ultramarathons are to running what the Marquis de Sade was to romance. Not sure I support such extremism. When one of the sport's stars, a frantic rabbit by the name of Shannon Farar-Griefer, runs the infamous Badwater, she races on desert roads so hot...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:51 PM
In up-all-night, work-work-work America, a prescription medication like modafinil was sure to make major inroads from the get-go.
And, whether you call this novel stay-awake drug by its commercial names -- Provigil and Nuvigil -- or by its plain-Jane...
| May 5, 2012
Montel Williams is not your typical pot-smoking snowboarder.
Best known as an Emmy-winning talk show host, the former Marine and decorated naval intelligence officer was also a champion boxer, bodybuilder and power-lifter.
In 1999, Williams was...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:00 AM
For decades after a woman has carried a male child in her womb or shared her mother's womb with a brother, she carries a faint but unmistakable echo of that intimate bond: male fetal DNA that lodges itself in the far recesses of her brain.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed looks at what the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival left out on the local level. That included unconventional West Coast music, a sampling of the West Coast unconventional concert scene and women, conventional or otherwise....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon will be runner John Creel's 60th. He has run at least one marathon in each of the 50 states. More impressive, he has run many of those marathons with his wife, Ingrid, who has multiple sclerosis. He takes her in her...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:38 PM
An emotional Michelle Obama gets wonders if she's on "Oprah" or "The Late Show."...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Mendocino County is fighting efforts by federal prosecutors to get records on medical marijuana growers who signed up for a program intended to sanction their businesses under state law.
The county's resistance creates a rare legal clash between local...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Anthem Blue Cross may be breaking California law by requiring some policyholders to buy their prescription drugs from a single mail-order pharmacy, according to the state attorney general's office.
Anthem, the state's largest for-profit health insurer,...