Q. I am desperate for your help, Kareem. My son, Sam, is 15 and refuses to do any physical exercise, whatsoever. He’s a great kid, otherwise, always does his chores and homework and gets good grades in school. But he spends all his spare time playing video games on his Xbox or watching horror films on Netflix, usually while munching on
A few months ago, a dapper man named Ramogi Huma attempted to destroy everything that America holds sacred.
Were he successful, our glorious cities would have crumbled to nothing more than shoddy tents stitched together from tattered remnants of Old Glory; our government officials would be loin-cloth-clad elders gathered in the rubble of
Professional sports are a $14.3 billion business in this country and every aspiring pro athlete is drooling for a thick slice of that juicy money pie.
Nothing wrong with that goal. It’s the American Dream to use your own talents, training, discipline and will power to succeed. And with 12,660 professional athletes in this country,
The recent success of both the novel and film “The Fault in Our Stars” has instigated a cage match of brawling pundits discussing the pros and cons of adults reading young adult literature. At the core of the discussion is the recent study that showed that 55 percent of people who buy young adult books are older than 18 (28 p
Thank you all for your many emails asking my advice. Today I decided to focus on sports-related questions in honor of the NBA Championships.
Tim Duncan just broke your record for playing the most minutes in playoffs. How did you feel about that?
– Mandy, Los Angeles
Every time one of my records is
What’s it like to play in the National Basketball Association Finals?
Intense, unremitting pressure.
I should know, I’ve played in 10 NBA Finals, having won six of those times and been elected Most Valuable Player twice.
Imagine first walking onto the court to the screams and boos of 20,000 fans. Add to that t
In the movie “High Fidelity,” John Cusack, as Rob, explains the subtle art of making a mixtape, warning that there are rules when using someone else’s poetry to express your own thoughts. With that in mind, I’ve decided to make a mixtape of my favorite songs about California, using the poetry in these songs to express wha
Conservatives are in trouble. They’re losing members faster than I lost my hair in the ’80s.
Among baby boomers (born 1946-64) and Gen Xers (born 1965-1980), the difference in numbers between Democrats and Republicans was a few percentage points. Among Millennials (born after 1981), however, the gap is much larger: 55 percent
What if the earth is dry and barrenWhat if the morning sun is mean to us forThis is a state of mind we live inWe want it green and so it’s green to us forWhen you have wonderful plans for tomorrowSomehow even today looks fine soWhat if it’s rock and dust
“Gossip is the new pornography,” complains a character in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan.” In the movie, he is specifically referring to celebrity gossip.
If by that statement he means that celebrity gossip, like porn, often ends with the practitioners feeling good, I would agree. But if he means that indulgers of
After many years of receiving thousands of letters and emails from fans around the world asking for advice, former NBA legend and Los Angeles Register columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is finally ready to leave it all on the court in his new monthly advice column, “Hey, Let’s Ask Kareem.” Got a problem? Need some advice? Email Kare
Model Cindy Crawford once said, “Even I don’t wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.” She was referring to the fact that all the glamorous photographs of her that placed her on so many World’s Sexiest Women lists were the result of hours of makeup, lighting, stylists and some expert photo manipulation. In other words, the C
Arnold Schwarzenegger reminds me of one of my favorite movies, John Huston’s “The Man Who Would Be King.” In the film, Daniel (Sean Connery) and Peachey (Michael Caine) are two 19th-century British grifters and adventurers who set off for Kafiristan to become kings.
Through a combination of bravery, cunning, du
The French poet Charles Baudelaire once said, “What strange phenomena we find in a great city, all we need do is stroll about with our eyes open. Life swarms with innocent monsters.”
Certainly he could have been referring to our beloved Los Angeles, where any daily stroll will reveal all sorts of innocent monsters: sitting at