| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:17 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 4:22 AM
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.......
| Sep 14, 2013
| 6:08 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jul 21, 2013
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...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:02 PM
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.
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:35 PM
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....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:41 PM
"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...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:24 PM
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....
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:32 AM
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......