| May 4, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Say what you will about the 1980s, but the decade known for its neon, leg-warmers and over-the-top pop music usually conjures fun memories for most.
The music is usually described as cheesy, but it still turns to be favorites for many, including...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
William Patrick Olvis, whose musical compositions underscored over 19 movies and numerous television shows, died of throat cancer May 6 at his home in Malibu. He was 56.
Olvis, whose father William Edward Olvis was a renowned opera singer, won several...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Who cares that it was 19 degrees at 7 a.m. on Thursday?
Marty Nothstein, the Olympic gold medalist and executive director for the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, was generating enough heat with his enthusiasm to power the soon-to-open PPL Arena in...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:47 AM
At last, a place in Chicago that pays attention to sports!
Not buying it? A little overwhelmed at times — especially during the playoffs — by all the city's sports chatter? Tired of the seemingly unceasing hum that forces even the most...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When filmmaker Essy Niknejad read the story of a femme race car driver who beat the odds to win the Iranian National Championship in 2006, he figured it had drama written all over it. Dubbed "Little Schumacher," after Formula One legend Michael Shumacher,...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.
City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Offers 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Host to a weekly farmers'...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:30 PM
A tidal wave of apps and digital fitness products — loaded with practical data and often inexpensive (or even free) — is making tech-free running a thing of the past. A survey from Freescale Semiconductor, the chip supplier behind Fitbit and...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
ESPN continues to rely most heavily on live sports and the programming that surrounds it, but the Walt Disney-owned sports-media juggernaut is quietly working to broaden its horizons.
ESPN said Monday it would group three smaller projects - the Nate...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:27 PM
BOSTON — "Don't worry about a thing," sings Bob Marley in the song that's become a Red Sox anthem for 2013.
Really, what could be more fitting? Boston is in the World Series and Thursday was one of those beautiful blue sky Beantown days, when...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:51 AM
With seven days to go before Christmas, Free Shipping Day is your last chance to score free ground shipping from many online retailers.
"Unlike previous events, this year's Free Shipping Day requires all stores to waive minimum order thresholds in...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The release of the new Air Jordans tennis shoes — the 11 Gamma Blues — sparked a violent skirmish over the weekend at a mall in Stockton.
Video footage from the melee has gone viral on social media, showing thrown punches, tackles and...