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  • 'The Source Family' documentary draws an L.A. crowd

    'The Source Family' documentary draws an L.A. crowd
    It's a quintessential only-in-L.A. story, one that combines sex, drugs, rock and roll, glamour, money, celebrity, hang gliding, health food and a homegrown spirituality. The new documentary "The Source Family" looks at the group of the same name, who...
  • News of the Weird: Going 'Horseless'

    News of the Weird: Going 'Horseless'
    Horse show jumping is a longtime Olympics sport, but for the last 10 years, equestrians have been performing in “horseless” show jumping, in which horse courses are run by “riders” on foot (who, by the way, do not straddle...
  • Guide to February 2013 TV premieres, specials, movies

    Guide to February 2013 TV premieres, specials, movies
    Every February we celebrate Valentine's Day and Black History Month, but this one is extra special because we welcome NBC's "Community" back to TV after too long a hiatus. It's also when the high-profile Netflix series, "House of Cards," debuts. Back on...
  • Sun Myung Moon Dies At 92; Led Controversial Unification Church

    Sun Myung Moon Dies At 92; Led Controversial Unification Church
    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the 1970s, has died. He was 92. Moon, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia...
  • Peter Bergman dies at 72; comedian in Firesign Theatre troupe

    Peter Bergman dies at 72; comedian in Firesign Theatre troupe
    Peter Bergman, a founder of Firesign Theatre, the comic quartet that channeled the absurdist sensibility and chaotic impulses of the countercultural 1960s and '70s into a popular radio show and a series of cult-classic albums, has died at 72. A...
  • Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood

    Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood
    Dolores Fuller, the onetime actress-girlfriend of cross-dressing schlock movie director Ed Wood who co-starred with Wood in his low-budget 1950s cult classic "Glen or Glenda," has died. She was 88. Fuller, whose show business career included writing...
  • Tura Satana dies at 72; actress starred in 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!'

    Tura Satana dies at 72; actress starred in 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!'
    Tura Satana, an actress who gained cult status for her role in the 1965 Russ Meyer movie "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!," died Friday of heart failure at a hospital in Reno. Satana's death was confirmed by her manager, Siouxzan Perry, who said Satana was...
  • Scott Maxwell: Obsession over Casey Anthony case is unproductive -- try helping the living children still in need

    Scott Maxwell: Obsession over Casey Anthony case is unproductive -- try helping the living children still in need
    Casey Anthony is expected to get out of jail this weekend. If so, the news will once again energize the cult of Casey. These are the people whose prime source of entertainment for the past three years has been the death of a 2-year-old girl. Caylee's...
  • Suspect in St. Cloud AK-47 attack loved Satan, cops say

    Suspect in St. Cloud AK-47 attack loved Satan, cops say
    ST. CLOUD — David Penney was 7 years old when cops first reported he threatened to kill someone. That was Sept. 28, 2000, at Hickory Tree Elementary School when a school librarian reprimanded him. "I will bring a gun to school and get her next...
  • Lollapalooza at 20: Highlights, lowlights, revolution and evolution

    Lollapalooza at 20: Highlights, lowlights, revolution and evolution
    Lollapalooza wasn’t built to last two years, let alone intended to be around long enough to celebrate a 20th anniversary Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park. “I haven’t said this before, but after the first year, I went on my merry way, thinking...
  • 'Inside Scientology' by Janet Reitman

    'Inside Scientology' by Janet Reitman
    Small wonder that L. Ron Hubbard had the creative chops to parlay his 1950s self-help system, Dianetics, into a worldwide religion — and a very lucrative one at that. Hubbard was, after all, a science-fiction writer, a dreamer, a charming teller...
  • Into the wintry world of the snow globe

    Into the wintry world of the snow globe
    The snow globe museum in Vienna reveals the history of one of the world's most beloved souvenirs. A childhood toy, a delightful gift, a keepsake. Snow globes seem almost timeless. But a visit to an obscure museum in Vienna reveals the origins of one of...