| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Are you afraid of Friday the 13th? Then you may be one of 21 million Americans who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, or a paralyzing fear of Friday the 13th.
Here are 13 more tidbits about Friday the 13th that may convince you to shut the doors and...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:39 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Even though legal controversy remains over how long convicted murderers must remain in prison before a state parole board decides they can safely be released, the odds of those people seeing freedom have greatly increased under Gov. Jerry...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Content is to steer worldwide rights to Steve McQueen docu "The Man & Le Mans," which will be revving up at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Gabriel Clarke and Jon McKenna direct and produced the pic, which will be exec produced by Andrew...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 11:49 AM
A 25-year-old woman who has been loyally visiting Charles Manson -- the nation's most notorious convicted killer who has a swastika carved into his forehead -- in prison, said recently that they are going to wed.
"I'll tell you straight up, Charlie and...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:19 AM
What was once old is now new, or so says the music industry. As trends come and go in mainstream music circles the gritty underground world of metal and rock have seen their own resurgence in musical styles that once found a home on the stereos of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:47 AM
At this point, the polls are pretty consistent: Americans are angry about the budget and shutdown shenanigans in Washington, but they’re angrier at Republicans than they are at Democrats. Which should tell you something about who is really to...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:55 AM
My friend's dad once said that I lived in a Daniel Clowes world, and I copied it down in my diary as the nicest thing anybody's ever said to me. His is one of glints of faith-renewal found among depressed landscapes and the lonely freaks discovered as...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
What do you expect from a rock star? I just closed the back cover of Neil Young's “Waging Heavy Peace,” his big anticipated memoir (of sorts), clocking in at 500 pages (75 shy of the rock star-memoir mountain peak established by Keith...
| Oct 6, 2012
Intelligence centers: An article in the Oct. 3 Section A about a Senate report that was critical of federally funded intelligence centers said that the Joint Regional Intelligence Center in Norwalk had shared information about literature found in the back...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:36 AM
In his prime, writer Gore Vidal didn't have much nice to say about people, and he enjoyed sharing his opinions. On live television in 1968, he referred to fellow commentator William F. Buckley as a "crypto-Nazi" (Buckley responded by calling Vidal...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Early in Jeff Guinn's "Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson," the first full biography of the infamous mass killer, there's a moment of unexpected and discomforting empathy. It's 1939, and Manson — 5 years old, living with relatives in...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Apparently, things are worse than we thought: We have run out of rock ’n’ roll musicians.
How else to explain the latest cover of Rolling Stone, which features not the Rolling Stones -- or even Captain Hook -- but accused Boston Marathon...