| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Skateboarders can still engage in the high-stakes downhill runs known as "bombing" - they’ll just have do it upright, while obeying speed limits and yielding to oncoming traffic, thanks to a new Los Angeles ordinance....
| Sep 21, 2012
| 3:32 PM
James Cameron has a rule at his house — TV and movie viewing is a family event, not a solo ......
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Two weeks later and the muscles in my neck are still sore.
It wasn't my fault. She took a sharp turn right into me without looking, clipped my skis and sent me spinning. I ended up falling backward downhill and smashing the back of my head hard...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
For nearly two decades the Essence Music Festival has been the premiere destination for black music fans from around the country. Now, BET is hoping to change that.
The Black Entertainment Television network has built a formidable competitor to Essence'...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:13 PM
For once, Travis Pastrana experienced life in the slow lane.
The 11-time X Games gold medalist-turned-NASCAR driver joined fellow Nationwide Series driver Regan Smith to pilot a pink ice cream truck around the Loop on Monday. They were offering cold...
| Dec 24, 2012
1/2* (out of four)
Rather than fun for the whole family, "Parental Guidance" is more like a hole for the fun family--a shrill, depressing pit where laughs and joy do not exist.
Played by squawking human parrot Billy Crystal, Artie can't even sit down...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:52 PM
Billy Crystal and Bette Midler do all they can (which is a lot) to entertain us in "Parental Guidance," but the movie keeps getting in the way. It's a routinely made comedy dominated by its screenplay's observations on how insane the typical insecure,...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Waiting For Lightning
Dec. 7, call for showtimes, Criterion Cinemas, 86 Temple St., New Haven, (203) 498-2500, bowtiecinemas.com
"Goals can be dangerous." So says pro skateboarder Rodney Mullen about 35 minutes into Waiting for Lightning, a...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Before skaters recorded tricks on their phones and ESPN began airing the X Games or "extreme sports on TV," a Hollywood Hills High kid so slight that he looked more like a sixth-grader leaned back on his board and popped it into the air — without...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Travis Pastrana, the former X Games star turned NASCAR driver, added to his collection of firsts Friday by winning the pole position for the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
He circled the 2.66-mile tri-oval with a fast lap of 176....
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Jockey Brandon Meier glances at a race program and doesn't blink at the prospect of riding the beast that had recently buried its hooves into his chest.
The last time Meier rode Bedroom Eyes was two weeks ago, when the racehorse clipped heels with...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:52 AM
It's called The Bakery, but the only things likely to be cooked up in this Pilsen art loft-turned-BMX course are grinds, flips, wheelies and the kind of creative bike tricks usually reserved for YouTube.
Tired of dealing with schizophrenic Chicago...