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  • Unsafe skateboarding will draw fines up to $500 under new L.A. law

     
    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....
  • James Cameron touts 3-D at home with ‘Avatar,’ ‘Titanic’ Blu-rays

     
    James Cameron has a rule at his house — TV and movie viewing is a family event, not a solo ......
  • Wear a helmet: It's worth it

    Wear a helmet: It's worth it
    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...
  • BET Experience goes beyond the awards show

    BET Experience goes beyond the awards show
    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'...
  • NASCAR's Travis Pastrana is easy to catch*

    NASCAR's Travis Pastrana is easy to catch*
    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...
  • 'Parental Guidance' review: Suggested only as punishment

    'Parental Guidance' review: Suggested only as punishment
    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...
  • 'Parental Guidance': Even Bette Midler and Billy Crystal can't correct so-so script ★★

    'Parental Guidance': Even Bette Midler and Billy Crystal can't correct so-so script ★★
    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,...
  • A New Documentary Follows Extreme Skateboarder Danny Way to the Great Wall of China

    A New Documentary Follows Extreme Skateboarder Danny Way to the Great Wall of China
    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...
  • Hello, Ollie

    Hello, Ollie
    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...
  • Travis Pastrana takes Nationwide Series pole at Talladega

    Travis Pastrana takes Nationwide Series pole at Talladega
    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....
  • Risk jockeys

    Risk jockeys
    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...
  • Bakery has BMX tricks up its sleeve in Pilsen

    Bakery has BMX tricks up its sleeve in Pilsen
    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...