| Sep 2, 2013
| 1:49 PM
In the end, emerging from the great big ocean wearing a blue swimming cap and goggles -- and having swum roughly 110 miles in 52 hours and 54 minutes -- Diana Nyad still had enough strength to walk ashore Monday.
Failing four times over the years, on...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:02 PM
As Diana Nyad crawled out of the sea Monday, she was a wobbly, disoriented ball of inspiration for our times, a rebuke to the idea that we age out of our dreams.
It took her five tries, but she finally swam unprotected from Cuba to Key West, Fla....
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:10 PM
Actor Bruce Willis has entered the fray in the Westside's action-packed housing market, listing his Beverly Hills mansion at $22 million.
The walled and gated estate includes a 1928 Spanish-style house with a porte-cochere, a swimming pool surrounded by...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million.
The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms, 5.5...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:24 PM
Actor Nick Nolte has put a Malibu compound up for sale that has seen a galaxy of stars come through its arched entryway.
Besides Nolte, other notables to have owned the house include comedian Tommy Chong, Don Felder of the Eagles and music producer...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Vince Vaughn has bought a house for $3.925 million in an area of Los Angeles one might not normally associate with actors — La Cañada Flintridge.
And while the small, affluent community may not have the celebrity cachet of Hollywood Hills, he...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 9:28 PM
Katie Ledecky took on the most grueling challenge of her swimming career and won three times.
The Maryland swimmer pulled away in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle final at the Saturday at the national swimming championships in Indianapolis, winning...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Summer officially starts on Friday and no matter how old you are, the season still beckons your inner kid with play, adventure and freedom. Just don’t let grown-up, self-conscious worries zap the fun.
Swimmer, 12-time Olympic medalist and...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:02 AM
The Poetry Foundation announced Tuesday that "Revenge of the Lunch Ladies" author Kenn Nesbitt will be its next children's poet laureate, a position the foundation created in 2006 to recognize that "children have a natural receptivity to poetry and are...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Writers of literary fiction are not typically known for their fashion sense, but maybe they can learn. Or maybe the fashionable can be turned onto literary fiction, given the opportunity.
Enter Barney's. It has paired the Orlebar Brown clothing line...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Sarah Jessica Parker, who brought the shoe-loving Carrie Bradshaw to life on "Sex and the City," is reverting to type: She is launching a shoe collection in collaboration with George Malkemus, longtime head of Manolo Blahnik. “In a silly way, I...