| Oct 15, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Eddie Lovelace's symptoms were subtle at first, almost imperceptible -- a headache now and then, a little dizzinessin the first week of September.
A healthy 78-year-old circuit court judge in Albany, Kentucky, Lovelace didn't want to go to the doctor,...
| Jul 23, 2011
Elliot Handler, a pioneering toy maker who co-founded Mattel and invented Hot Wheels, has died. He was 95.
Handler died Thursday from heart failure at his Century City home, according to his daughter, Barbara Segal, after whom the Barbie doll was named....
| Dec 6, 2011
Bill Tapia, a virtuoso ukulele player from Hawaii who learned to strum the instrument at age 7, performed for U.S. troops during World War I and was still touring and teaching well after hitting the century mark, has died. He was 103.
Tapia died in his...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:54 PM
Every country has its slang, and Australians are no exception. Author Goldie Goldbloom translated a few of the more amusing phrases, some of which appear in "The Paperbark Shoe."
Gumnuts: The hard fruit of eucalyptus trees, usually round, dusty, and...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 7:44 AM
If Holden Caulfield had been Helen Caulfield, the result might be a little something like "In Zanesville" (Little, Brown), a fierce, funny, brave and bracingly honest new novel by Jo Ann Beard, set in a small town in Illinois.
As it is, of course, the...
| Jan 26, 2011
Barbie caught a lot of flack back in the '90s for declaring, "Math class is tough!" Today we find ourselves in the disorienting position of defending her.
We recently got a note from an anonymous "math lover" who insists the words "math" and "arithmetic"...
| Aug 30, 2011
You're in a relationship and things start to get difficult. Is there something you can do to weather the storm? We chatted with psychologist Travis Bradberry, author of "Emotional Intelligence 2.0" (Talentsmart), about identifying the symptoms that...
| Mar 25, 2012
Danielle Pepers is such a fan of"The Hunger Games"that she had the book's unofficial mascot — a mockingjay — tattooed on her right arm this month. But her intrigue with the books and movie, which hit theaters Friday, didn't stop there.
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Big summer movies such as “Battleship,” “The Avengers,” “Amazing Spiderman” and “G.I. Joe” – and the packaged toys that will be sold with them – can’t come soon enough forHasbro Inc., whose...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Goldman Sachs had a miserable first quarter — but mainly when it comes to public relations. The firm managed to beat analysts' expectations with better-than-anticipated profit, joining a pageant of generally strong earnings reports that buoyed the...
| Nov 26, 2010
Nicki Minaj never envisioned herself as hip-hop's reigning "it" girl. The question alone makes her giggle as she offers an answer nowhere near as cocky as her saucy rhymes.
"When I was growing up I thought I'd be a famous actress," she says. "Acting came...