YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsFun


July 24, 2013 | Chris Erskine
Happy to report there have been no drug suspensions so far this week in competitive kickball, though the players association has yet to approve full testing. Till then, the only real controversies will probably involve "flip cup," a postgame drinking competition of some renown, and four or five babies produced as a result of couples who met while playing in one of the L.A. leagues - born, presumably, kicking and screaming. So, hence, I now pronounce kickball America's new national pastime.
January 10, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out - successfully - for years to come. Harley Pasternak, 39, has trained superstars including Lady Gaga and is a bestselling author whose latest title is "The Body Reset Diet. " He has a master's in exercise physiology and nutrition sciences from the University of Toronto. Americans are over-exercising and underactive, Pasternak says.
October 22, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
If the stodgy old Yankee Stadium was the House that Ruth Built, then the glistening new ballpark next door is the House the Three Stooges Inhabit. Because in addition to changing addresses this season, the team has changed attitudes thanks to the winter additions of free spirits A.J. Burnett, Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira. And that, more than anything else, may be the best explanation why the newly relaxed Yankees find themselves a win away from their first World Series in six years.
July 8, 2010 | By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau
Defense Secretary Robert Gates praises the general for his 'strategic insight and independent thinking.' The poetry-quoting, blunt-talking Marine once said it's 'fun to shoot some people.' Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, an erudite combat veteran known for quoting poetry and openly expressing his enthusiasm for "killing the enemy," has been selected to take over U.S. Central Command, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Mattis would replace Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who is in Afghanistan as the U.S. and NATO's top military officer there.
April 3, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Lady Gaga, as you may have heard, is currently in the middle of a run of concerts at New York's Roseland Ballroom, the historic venue's final engagement before it closes its doors after half a century on West 52nd Street in Manhattan. Something else you may have heard: Lady Gaga is currently battling a perception -- one that began to creep up when sales of last year's "Artpop" didn't quite meet expectations -- that she no longer matters. So Wednesday night, the pop star dropped by "Late Show with David Letterman" to talk up the Roseland gigs -- and to remind everyone that she can still cause a stir.
July 14, 2010 | By Cindy Fang, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Learning Assembler is fun.
October 26, 1986
The secret word is imaginative. "Pee-wee's Playhouse" is great Saturday morning fun. Thank you, CBS. Agnes C. Santiago
July 1, 2000
In " 'Me, Myself' & the Farrellys" (by Matthew Coltrin, June 22), The Times asked the Farrelly brothers the following: "Some of 'Irene's' gags are aimed at, among others, a midget, an albino, lesbians and African Americans; few escape unscathed. You say you're not making fun of anybody but poking fun at everybody. What's the difference?" I don't see the Farrellys making fun of "everybody." I see them making fun of people who are different from them, who have an inferior status in society, who can't fight back.
December 24, 1994
It is tough enough to rank college football teams, but for anyone to nationally rank high school teams is a total joke. No one on either coast has any idea of how the teams compare. Unfortunately, instead of being for fun, they are part of the all-too-early "winning is everything" mentality. BRYAN SHAUN Malibu
Los Angeles Times Articles