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A few hours after a massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City area, ravaging neighborhoods and two elementary schools and killing at least 51 people, Edie Cordray sent an urgent message to members of her church in nearby Norman. "Please pray for my...
My nomination for American hero of the 20th century is someone who lived half his life in disguise and the other half as the world's most recognizable man. He appeared on more radio broadcasts than Ellery Queen and in more movies than Marlon Brando, who...
Talk about taking issues into your own hands. National Review writer Kevin Williamson did just that Wednesday night, in what’s now become either an infamous public outburst or a heroic arts effort. During a performance of the musical “...
Angelina Jolie was "heroic" for undergoing a preventive double mastectomy, her fiance, Brad Pitt, said Tuesday after she wrote an op-ed piece revealing her decision and describing the mastectomy process, which began in February. "Having witnessed...
Nick Souza doesn't remember developing the film of what he considers his most noteworthy front-page photo. He doesn't even recall printing the image. What he does remember is "standing on a giant ladder in the middle of Broadway" to photograph co-...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesIron Man is back in the multiplex in a big way this weekend with “Iron Man 3,” but the character ......
At Harvard-Westlake, a private high school in the shadows of the Hollywood Hills, players from the basketball team heaped praise on the alumnus who this week became the first active NBA player to announce that he is gay. "We have a lot of pride in him,"...
SEOUL-- It was neither the threat of a North Korean missile launch nor a visit to Seoul by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that kept South Koreans on their toes during the weekend. Rather, South Korean rapping sensation Psy and his new song and music...
WASHINGTON — When men who served in the Korean War with Emil Kapaun describe him, they do not talk about the acts most commonly associated with the Medal of Honor: He fell on no grenades, captured no enemy machine guns, killed no enemy soldiers....
When Marine Staff Sgt. Sky R. Mote called home from Afghanistan, he liked to couch his dangerous plans for the day in innocuous terms. A 9-year military veteran on this third combat deployment, the 27-year-old from El Dorado knew he might be crossing...
There are a lot of places and interesting things to do on spring break. But an off-duty California police officer capped off his vacation by becoming a hero. Cpl. Justin Rogers of the Pinole Police Department was on vacation in Hawaii and had just...
If you head out to see the Gerard Butler action movie “Olympus Has Fallen” this weekend, you’re probably going for the pyrotechnics: The White House is blown to smithereens, the Washington Monument dramatically implodes, many bad guys...
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