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Retro-games and consoles are the latest craze in the gamer world

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| Many gamers are spending big money on retro-games and their consoles, even as new games and consoles are released. What's with this craze to keep the past alive?

Serena Williams to play in her first tournament since a having baby

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She'll play an exhibition match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in the first year that women will be taking part in the tournament.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' still dominates the movie galaxy

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The space saga added another $69 million to its box office take, beating three new releases including the latest "Jumanji" and "Pitch Perfect" installments.

Bob Givens, Bugs Bunny animator, dead at 99

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Givens, who helped design Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd, died Dec. 14 in Burbank from acute respiratory failure.

Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein dies at 40

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The longtime manager of the band and brother of actor Jonah Hill died unexpectedly on Friday after experiencing shortness of breath.

Advent calendars for grown-ups

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Forget cheap chocolate. These advent calendars feature boozy, meaty and salty Christmas treats.

I'm dreaming of a (black and brown and native and) white Christmas

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Looking for racially diverse children's books? Here are five that honor the many ways Christmas is understood and celebrated in the U.S.

A look back at the year in movie reviews with Rotten Tomatoes

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Some Hollywood execs are blaming bad scores compiled by Rotten Tomatoes for poor box-office returns this year, with ticket sales down more than 3 percent from 2016.

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6 things to do this holiday weekend in SoCal

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Our list includes a life-size gingerbread pop-up bar, Santa sightings in El Segundo and a Christmas Eve party for Jewish singles.

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