| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:45 PM
MEXICO CITY — The economy has slowed to a disappointing crawl, kidnappings and extortions are on the rise, and a radical teachers’ union has taken over the streets of Mexico City, refusing to go home.
Then came the horror — for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Lifetime has officially greenlighted a biopic on legendary gymnast Gabby Douglas, and Douglas herself will make an appearance in the film.
Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Kyla Ross, 16, a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics gold-medal-winning team at the 2012 Olympics, who trains at Gym-Max in Costa Mesa, posted the highest score Tuesday in the first subdivision of women's qualifying at the 2013 World Championships in...
| May 7, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Gustavo Dudamel will make a few appearances this summer as part of the London 2012 Festival, the large-scale cultural celebration running parallel to the Olympic Games.
Dudamel will perform with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at a June...
| Jun 24, 2012
Sure, the London Olympics, barely a month away, will ultimately be about the feats of strength, speed and endurance of the participating athletes. But long before the first brow is beaded with sweat, the first real competition will take place the moment...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:42 AM
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel is expected to lend his musical talent to a new movie about the life of Simón Bolívar, which will star Edgar Ramirez as the South American political and military figure. The movie, titled "Libertador," is being directed by...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In honor of the London 2012 Olympic Games, we decided to conduct an unscientific readers' poll to select the top roller coaster in the United Kingdom.
Photos: 25 competitors in the All-England Roller Coaster Olympics
Below you'll find an eclectic...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:29 AM
The new stadium built for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London has made the shortlist for Britain's top architecture honor -- the Stirling Prize, from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The institute said on its website that the stadium...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Today is the 448th birthday of William Shakespeare -- that is, if you believe the widely held assumption that the Bard was born on April 23. Like many things involving the greatest playwright in the English language, the day of his birth is shrouded in...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic athlete from South Africa known as the Blade Runner, was back on the track Thursday in a low-key workout for the first time since he was accused of killing his girlfriend in February.
Pistorius will be arraigned in August...