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MODERN SANTA

Kris Kringle Opens Up About Being Santa In The Age Of Diversity

The man known as “Santa Clause” was born Kris Kringle near the hardscrabble town of Sandfjorden in the upper reaches of Norway. Kringle sat down with Peter Hartwig at a toasty café near his hometown to discuss his Christmas effort in 2014 and beyond.  [More]

RELATIONSHIPS

What To Do When Your Lady Must Lose Weight

The LBT's own Dr. Katzenberg speaks to a young man dealing with a girlfriend that could lose a few pounds.  As any man should know, a woman's body image is a very delicate subject.  Dr. Katzenberg provides a number of strategies depending on the scenario.  [More]

DEVOLUTION

Critic Argues Sam Smith Does Not Have The Musical Chops For Acclaim He Receives

Ebola remains highly contained in the U.S.  Indeed, today our worst contagion comes not from Africa but from our mother country – England.  By now nearly everyone has been exposed to the monstrosity known as “Sam Smith.”  [More]

NATIONAL DIGEST

BOXING

Elevator Knockout Blow Ends Rice's NFL Career But Starts New Boxing Career 

Beleaguered Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice may indeed have nine lives because while the elevator video cost him a job it might have earned him a new one.  Don King Productions announced that Rice signed a five-bout contract worth over $2 million.  [More]

Military Beats Sexual Assault Report Goals Through Cash Incentives

By BUTCH WITT

WASHINGTON – The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this year, an increase that defense officials say reflects their success in encouraging female service members to report sexual assault.[More]
Giant Radioactive Squid Washes Ashore In Santa Monica, California 

For the second time in recent months, a giant sea creature has washed ashore in California.  First it was a rare oarfish that had grown to a freakish 100-foot length.  This time it was a giant squid measuring a whopping 160 feet from head to tentacle tip. [More]

Serena Williams Swings For Fences By Playing Iron Mike In New Biopic 

By BRADFORD MEIHL

Just because sports fans have seen plenty of Mike Tyson on stage in his one man show – “Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth” – doesn’t mean Hollywood will stop from making a brand new biopic based on the controversial power puncher this fall.  [More]