| Aug 20, 2008
I don't want to oversell " The Rocker," but in a summer of erratic, assaultive comedies all up and down the budget scale, this Rainn Wilson vehicle—a kind of "Home School of Rock"—stakes out its own corner of the market. It's a lot of fun. Its...
| Aug 20, 2008
| 3:36 PM
Nothing in director Paul W.S. Anderson's schlock drawer—not "Mortal Kombat," not "Event Horizon," not "Resident Evil," not "Alien vs. Predator"—prepares you for the peppy, good-time nastiness that is "Death Race." It's a loose remake of "Death...
| Aug 25, 2008
FROM THE time he was a schoolboy, John Kobal was in love with Hollywood. He longed to become a part of it, and eventually he did -- by befriending faded movie stars and forgotten photographers, enchanting them with his sincerity and his hungry memory, and...
| Sep 9, 2008
The diminutive man, aided by a cane and a courtroom deputy, hobbled to the witness stand Monday to tell Broward County jurors how he was "hit with a full baseball bat" on the nape of the neck, forehead and arm nearly three years ago.
"I saw two guys,"...
| Sep 11, 2008
| 3:03 PM
It started that morning with a headache-an agonizing sensation of crushing pressure, just short of bone shattering-along one entire side of my skull. My husband, Larry, suggested calling the doctor; I opted for two aspirin.
My logic was perfect in...
| Nov 3, 2008
This stretch, a crossed-leg sit with a block, targets the muscles around your hip joints, which get tight from everyday activities such as walking, stair-climbing or prolonged sitting. Remember to relax and breathe deeply while performing this move.
| Nov 9, 2008
Anti-aging creams, peels, injections and lifts are among the costly steps many of us consider while dancing the tumultuous tango of aging. But what if we could take care of our faces the way we take care of our bodies, toning through exercise and...
| Nov 13, 2008
Mountaineers worldwide consider it the zenith of the Sierra, 14,242 feet of vertigo-inducing walls and saw-toothed ridgelines, the loftiest in a cluster of peaks that guard the eastern flank of Kings Canyon National Park.
North Palisade, they will tell...
| Apr 6, 2008
By Nick Owchar
Why do so many monsters live in Victorian London? Was there something toxic in the Thames (Spenser probably wouldn't call it "sweet" if he could have seen it then -- or now) or in the fog that, as the Environmental Protection Agency points...
| Apr 6, 2008
Bonner had insisted on sitting at the other end of the long dining table even though the distance was absurd for a personal conversation. This, he knew, wasn't a conversation -- it was a negotiation. He hadn't gotten to where he was without becoming very,...
| Apr 12, 2008
It was during the plane ride to LAX that Palmieri had decided to cut his losses and finish this business himself. As soon as he arrived he chose a cheap hotel at the intersection of the 10 and the 110 where a gunshot blended into the environment as...
| Apr 15, 2008
| 4:16 PM
By Steve Lopez Los Angeles Times Columnist
Escaping the heat in a hotter clime
In a glass house above Malibu, Charlie Bonner is getting set to split for Cabo when the phone rings.
Charlie Bonner went to the closet and shoved his wife's...