January 15, 2014 |
Beyonce, "Beyonce" (Columbia) Though she certainly doesn't need the press, Beyonce's self-titled new album is a daring, and notable, pop album. Through 14 tracks and 17 accompanying music videos, the Houston-raised singer proves that she still rules not just pop but R&B - and that she might be absorbing husband Jay Z's way around a rhymed stanza. At times it's progressive: "Haunted" during a break feels like Madonna's "Ray of Light" sessions, chopped-and-screwed Houston-style.
October 17, 2013 |
SHANGHAI - It finally hit Steve Nash almost a week after leaving Los Angeles. Fatigue. The Lakers are close to the end of their China tour. They're ready for it. "Today I felt about as jet-lagged as I've felt," Nash said Thursday. "But just keep plugging away. " The Lakers play Golden State in an exhibition Friday and head home immediately after the game, complete with a quirky twist. They land at 10 p.m. Friday, three hours before their 1 a.m. Saturday departure from China, a 12-hour flight and a 15-hour time change adding up to a reversal in time.
October 11, 2013 |
The Lakers departed Friday for their trip to China for a pair of exhibition games, and it will be an exotic first for several players who have never traversed the Great Wall or navigated a heavily censored Internet. But for Kobe Bryant, it's eight more days in familiar territory. Make that frighteningly familiar territory. The Lakers superstar is mobbed by basketball-crazed fans every time he visits China, which has become an annual summer stop on his Nike promotional tour.
September 26, 2013 |
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is expanding the wellness program at its Strip hotel, offering healthful snacks, purified tap water and an air purification system, among other perks, to guests who choose those accommodations. The entire 14thfloor of the MGM Grand's main tower now boasts rooms and suites embracing the hotel's Stay Well program . A total of 171 rooms - more than four times the number with which Stay Well began in October - offer various special features. Wellness experts at Delos created the 17 in-room enhancements.
June 21, 2013 |
Want to get more health benefits from green leafy vegetables? Then don't keep them in the dark, say researchers at Rice University. In a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, researchers suggest that consumers can maximize the anti-cancer properties of their veggies by exposing them to light for 12 hours a day, and by eating them four and eight hours after first exposing them to the light. Why, you ask? Well, it might come as an unsettling surprise to know that the cabbage you just tossed into your refrigerator crisper drawer is still alive, and will probably remain so for about three days after you take it home from the supermarket.
May 22, 2013 |
Fans of Asian food can sample dishes from a variety of nations without any jet lag during a visit to Richmond , British Columbia , the city that's home to Vancouver 's international airport (YVR). Within three blocks along Richmond's Alexandra Road -- in the suburb's Golden Village district -- 200-plus restaurants feature styles including Cantonese, Szechuan, Korean, Malaysian and more. While many are small “holes in the wall” tucked into strip malls, the food befits the city's residents, two-thirds of whom are of Asian descent.