| Feb 16, 2011
David F. Friedman, the godfather of B-movie gore who produced 1963's "Blood Feast," which paved a bloody path that led to increasingly graphic horror movies, has died. He was 87.
Friedman died Monday of heart failure at a nursing home in Anniston, Ala.,...
| Oct 16, 2010
As national security advisor and then secretary of State to President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice never displayed any doubt or admitted any errors in the White House decisions that led to war in Iraq.
FOR THE RECORD:...
| Oct 22, 2010
Melvin Lane Powers, a flamboyant real estate developer who was acquitted of murdering his aunt's multimillionaire husband in a sensational 1966 trial, has died. He was 68.
Powers died Oct. 8 at his Houston home, his family announced. The cause of death...
| Mar 13, 2011
Hugh Martin Jr., a composer, lyricist and arranger who created the enduring standards "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song" sung by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical "Meet Me in St. Louis," has died. He was 96.
| May 16, 2011
Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
| Jan 8, 2010
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That Silly Season's With Us Rather Early You've heard of the "silly season." It's a special time of year when everything, and everybody, goes haywire. People stop behaving like people. Animals don't act like animals. What generally happens is college boys...
| Feb 11, 2008
AS they seek to document and demystify one of life's great thrills, scientists have run across some real head-scratchers.
How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have...
| Apr 30, 2009
Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70.
FOR THE RECORD: An obituary in Wednesday's A section said the country music singer-songwriter was 70 when he...
| May 24, 2009
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq:
Esau I. De la Pena- Hernandez, 25, of La Puente; staff sergeant, Army. De la Pena-Hernandez was one of two soldiers who died May 15 at...
| Nov 30, 2008
We asked a variety of tastemakers to tell us about their versions of 'The One,' the go-to gift they'll turn to this season.
Jenni Kayne, fashion designer
L'Artisan Parfumeur amber balls, $75 for the small size, luckyscent.com.
"They are earthy and...
| Dec 3, 2008
Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...