| May 12, 2009
| 1:50 PM
One of the great things about my job is the opportunity it's given me to sit down for lengthy interviews with true icons of Hollywood, people such as Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, Robert Redford and Harrison Ford. Now I can add Leonard Nimoy to that...
| Mar 5, 2006
HEARD the one about the double bass player from the Metropolitan Opera who takes a night off to attend a performance of "Carmen"? Afterward, he rushes backstage to see his colleagues from the bass section. "You know where we have those long plonk, plonk,...
| May 18, 2009
| 7:26 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles commuters have been improperly detained, pushed, choked and struck by Metropolitan Transportation Authority security guards
-- that according to interviews and internal law enforcement memos obtained by The Times.
| May 18, 2009
| 7:23 AM
Instant bikini bods....We all know how much better we feel when we are tan - but what about how much thinner we look? We will be revealing the commandments of tanning (spray of course!) Start Fresh For the best spray tan results, exfoliate and clean...
| Dec 7, 2008
Dorothy Gaspar does not make gloves for meek women. Her long, sinuous leather creations -- imagine Louboutin stilettos for your hands -- are better suited for martini-swilling minxes who smirk through apologies. Same goes for the chic two-tone driving...
| Dec 23, 2008
| 1:51 PM
Total time: 1 1/2 hours, plus chilling time
Servings: 8 to 10
Note: This pastry dough is wonderfully pliable and easy to work, made by the French method of kneading on the countertop. For the filling you'll need seedless grapes and tart apples,...
| Jan 18, 2009
Tall and burly, fierce eyes shining, Troy Kotsur commands the center of the rehearsal room. Even in a T-shirt and jeans, he looks the part of the great King Charlemagne. Kotsur is about to attempt "War Is a Science," a patter song from the '70s Broadway...
| Jan 5, 2009
Gym memberships are something of a luxury these days. But without the usual suspects -- treadmills, elliptical trainers, cable machines and free weights -- is it easy to get a decent workout?
Absolutely. Just take your workout to the streets -- or the...
| Oct 5, 2008
Moises Ramirez crossed into California the morning of Oct. 21, 2007, with a plan. He would get a restaurant job and, with the money he earned, build a house on land his father had given him in El Grullo, Jalisco. A year or two of hard work and he could go...
| Oct 7, 2008
They arrived by ambulance every half-hour, their blistering wounds caked in soot and mud. In the hospital trauma bay, doctors examined their scorched backs and limbs, black in the sterile, white light. They smelled of burnt flesh.
| Oct 13, 2008
Here's a dynamic exercise to help you develop flexibility and strength without risking injury or building bulk. You'll increase your upper body strength while stretching the backs of your legs.
Step 1 Kneel with your forearms and palms of your hands on...
| Nov 3, 2008
| 6:18 PM
In late October, I drove up north to visit my daughter and her family in Santa Cruz. After lunching downtown one day, Dinah and I walked over to the Museum of Art and History. She led me to her favorite exhibit, which featured the daily life of Santa...