| Feb 11, 2010
| 9:34 PM
I had to laugh when the U.S. OIympic Committee proudly announced Thursday it has Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on its side in the battle to stop what USOC calls "ambush marketing" by Subway and some other companies. It made me......
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:34 PM
It's no small feat that "The Amazing Race" is set to launch its 16th season this weekend, likely thanks in part to the strength of its casting ("Big Brother" contestants notwithstanding), its far-flung locales and its eyebrow-raising host, Phil Keoghan......
| Feb 22, 2010
| 4:32 AM
Feb. 22, 1920: Guy W. Finney, the author of âAngel City in Turmoil,â touches on the Chinese massacre of 1871 in exploring the changes ahead for Chinatown, which is being moved to make way for Union Station. Union Station didnât open for 19 years,...
| Mar 16, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was back in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday wearing a "30/10 for L.A." sticker as he made the rounds to build support for federal help to speed expansion of the regionâs transit network, including the......
| Jan 25, 2011
| 5:29 AM
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Jan. 10.
Temptations. Everyone wants to know about temptations.
Do I freak out when I see someone eat a...
| Aug 22, 2010
Grumpy, glorious Paris — where does a first-timer start? Well, I'm here to tell you that they mold a nice cornice, these people, and perform near-miracles with duck fat. Every block has an open-air cafe, chairs facing the street where young women in...
| Sep 12, 2010
Even as a style-obsessed teen growing up in New York City, I had no idea when it was fashion week, the twice-a-year occasion when designers roll out their collections for a season hence for select store buyers and influential editors. But now, it's...
| Sep 23, 2010
Antonina Pirozhkova, who was the common-law widow of Russian literary giant Isaac Babel and wrote a well-received memoir that provided a rare glimpse of the persecuted writer's final years in the 1930s, has died. She was 101.
Pirozhkova died Sept. 12...
| Mar 13, 2011
Today an app may be mightier than a map and far less cumbersome. Here are some apps to tap for Europe that are good for more than one country.
Apps that work on iPhone also work on iPad and iPod Touch just as Android apps operate on phones and tablet...
| May 29, 2011
When it opened in 1956, the Capitol Records building was surrounded mostly by surface parking lots, making it easy to spot from the nearby — and brand-new — Hollywood Freeway. The cylindrical design for the building, by Welton Becket and a...
| Jul 26, 2011
Gilbert "Magú" Luján — a painter, muralist and sculptor whose whimsical, slyly humorous art works, frequently evoking a rollicking, mythical view of Mexican American life, graced museum walls, the Hollywood and Vine subway station and other public...