| Feb 25, 2013
Singer of Chicago blues
Magic Slim, 75, whose ragged voice and punchy guitar riffs made him a symbol of Chicago blues, died Thursday in Philadelphia after surgery for a bleeding ulcer, according to his family.
A younger contemporary of...
| Feb 2, 2013
Longtime L.A. Philharmonic flutist
Roland Moritz, 86, who played flute for the Los Angeles Philharmonic for more than 40 years and for a time shared the concert stage with his father, Frederick Moritz, the Philharmonic's longtime...
| Aug 16, 2012
Veteran actress played Clark Kent's mother
Phyllis Thaxter, 92, an actress who had an active film career in the 1940s and '50s and capped it with her portrayal of Clark Kent's mother in the 1978 version of "Superman," died Tuesday at...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 10:54 AM
The family of a disabled Newport Beach man asks for the public's help in identifying an assailant they believe pushed Alan Halderman, 56, from his wheelchair and caused a broken hip....
| May 30, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Doc Watson, whose guitar style was an influence on generations of folk players, died on Tuesday near his North Carolina home. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers an appreciation....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:14 PM
Balthazar Korab, an architect-turned-photographer with a wide-ranging eye whose moody, polished images captured the spirit of midcentury modern architecture and celebrated its masters, including Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe, died Jan. 15 in Royal...
| May 20, 2012
| 9:39 PM
"Amour," directed by Michael Haneke, played the Cannes Film Festival Sunday. Emanuelle Riva and Jean-Luis Trintignant star, along with Isabelle Huppert....
| May 22, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Jerry Seinfeld dishes about actresses with bad breath and his least favorite "Seinfeld" episode on "Watch What Happens Live."...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Anthem Blue Cross wants people to eat better. And to help its members make more healthful food choices, the insurance giant is sending out money-saving coupons.
For ice cream.
And processed sandwich meat.
And mayonnaise. And canned vegetables.
| Sep 13, 2012
It sounds futuristic, but telemedicine — the use of telecommunications technologies to diagnose and treat patients — has been hotly anticipated at least since 1993, when the American Telemedicine Assn. was established.
But in the last two...
| Sep 13, 2012
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel.
"It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...