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  • Sports owns a special slice of pop culture fame

    Here is a summer question for you while waiting for your first mock fantasy football draft: Is sports a significant part of pop culture in the United States? Before you snort and say "Of course it is!" consider that sports barely gets measured when...
  • Successful young singer joins 'A-Team' of artists with signature Martin guitars

     
    A young singer who in less than two years has produced gold and platinum hits, had a gold Top 5 album and gotten himself a Grammy Award nomination, now has his own Artist Signature Edition guitar made by Nazareth-based C.F.......
  • Introducing a new, unique Olympic sport

    Introducing a new, unique Olympic sport
    Beware the ides of September! (This has nothing to do with anything, including the rest of this column, but how often do I get the chance to write that? OK, moving on...) You may have read about the recent battle to choose an additional sport for...
  • L.A. River advocates wait for watershed Army Corps study

    L.A. River advocates wait for watershed Army Corps study
    This summer marks a moment of truth for the Los Angeles River. On Tuesday, the leaders of the nonprofit L.A. River Revitalization Corp. used a riverside press conference at North Atwater Park to trumpet its plan to complete a continuous bike path and...
  • Rosenthal: Detroit sounds warning for Chicago

    Rosenthal: Detroit sounds warning for Chicago
    No matter how much horsepower you produce, you can't outrun math. Like automakers General Motors and Chrysler a few years earlier, Detroit late last week finally acknowledged its numbers never would add up and filed for bankruptcy protection. This is...
  • Exercising into old age

    Exercising into old age
    To 63-year-old Greg Cooke, seeing Diana Nyad this month become the first person to complete a 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida was nothing short of awesome. Nyad is, after all, just a year older than Cooke, and she reminded him of what is possible. "I...
  • Tom Hiddleston returns to Shakespearean roots in 'The Hollow Crown'

     Tom Hiddleston returns to Shakespearean roots in 'The Hollow Crown'
    Tom Hiddleston feels most alive when he's performing Shakespeare. "I don't know why I do," said the 32-year-old British actor, whose recent video with Cookie Monster on the importance of waiting was an Internet sensation. "But it does reconnect me...
  • Tokyo selected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics

    The International Olympic Committee has selected Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Games. The Japanese city, considered a favorite to be chosen as host, prevailed over Istanbul in a second-round vote Saturday among IOC members gathered in Buenos Aires....
  • Rivals can drive each other to greatness, extremes

    Rivals can drive each other to greatness, extremes
    "Aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up." — Captain Ahab on the white whale, in Moby Dick "Watching you win those races when I was...
  • Olympic swimmer to open Wildwater Kingdom

     
    Grab your swim suit and enjoy the wet side of Dorney Park, when Wildwater Kingdom opens for the 2013 season. Two-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Cullen Jones will help kick off the festivities when the water park in South Whitehall Township opens at 11 a....
  • ESPN’s “Nine for IX” showcases stories of women in sports

     
    The producers of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries introduce a summer spinoff exploring captivating stories of women in sports as told by female filmmakers. Nine for IX — named after Title IX, the 1972 legislation best known for providing equal...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Look for Land of Linkin' first thing every Monday morning and click here to......