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  • 'How to Train Your Dragon' reveals the heart of a true hero
    'How to Train Your Dragon' reveals the heart of a true hero
    When a clumsy Viking named Hiccup inadvertently takes down the most feared dragon in his village, he embarks on a journey that will allow him to befriend the beast that everyone fears and show his village that sometimes even the most fearsome...
  • Author Brad Meltzer
    Brad Meltzer's books for kids show ordinary people can be heroes
    Kids have always had heroes; for some it's a sports figure, for others it's someone in their favorite movie. But in a time when heroes are desperately needed (okay we still have Derek Jeter, but forget the NFL), parents must often look to...
  • Voice actor Peter Cullen of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' explains how his Vietnam War veteran brother inspired him to breathe life into Optimus Prime
    Peter Cullen's veteran brother inspired the voice of Optimus Prime
    According to Comic Book Movie on Monday, "Transformers: Age of Extinction's" voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, talked about how his decorated and wounded Vietnam War veteran brother, Larry Cullen, inspired him to do the best he...
  • Ray Lewis Immortalized
    The Immortalization of Baltimore's Ray Lewis
    I tried doing some research, looking for profiles of people who at age 39 had performed year in year out, to be ascribed as heroic by age 39. That is why performances of that nature are tagged Herculean.I stood there in the unexpectedly hot sun on...
  • The many films of the Marvel Universe
    The many films of the Marvel Universe
    Marvel is arguably the most iconic comic franchise in the world, and the distributor has dozens of feature-length live action movies, short films and animated films to show for it. While there have been numerous reboots of nearly every Marvel...
  • They walk among us: what does your child know about real-life heroes?
    They walk among us: what does your child know about real-life heroes?
    Our Hollywood hero is doing laps around a racetrack when the villain appears, and the battle is on. And just when movie-goers are catching their collective breaths, expecting the worst, the hero’s love interest – who, yes, has found...
  • Dashcam video: Cop drags woman off tracks seconds before train mows her down
    Dashcam video: Cop drags woman off tracks seconds before train mows her down
    With so many stories of law enforcement authorities (from officials to beat cops) being exposed for corruption, it’s easy for people to forget the many officers out there who continuously uphold their oath to protect and serve. The...
  • The Importance of Being a Hero
    The Importance of Being a Hero
    Going back as far as the first known work of fiction, The Epic of Gilgamesh, heroes have been a necessity in storytelling. From Gilgamesh to Harry Potter, heroes have been the key to nearly all stories. It is possible to have a story without a...
  • Distinction
    ‘Heroes’, a short lesson
    One could say that every person who enters war on behalf of their country has made an extraordinary commitment because most citizens don’t do that. Once they have trained to make their contribution, and once they have actually been deployed...
  • Freedom is Not Free
    Fallen heroes get the salute they deserve during Memorial Day weekend events
    Memorial Day ceremonies and events are being held this weekend all across the nation and Riverside County is no different. The Riverside National Cemetery holds a series of annual Memorial Day ceremonies in which several thousand Southern...
  • Acts of courage being retold
    Korean ferry tragedy: Brave acts remembered with gratitude and survivor guilt
    As the cold water swirled dangerously into the South Korean ferry Sewol some people put aside their fears to ensure others would survive. It took until April 21 for their stories to start to emerge.Oh Yong-seok, a 57-year-old helmsman, said he and...
  • Hayden Panettiere not invited to be in 'Heroes' reboot
    Hayden Panettiere not to appear in 'Heroes' reboot?
    Hayden Panettiere has been extremely busy with in recent weeks. In addition to starring in her hit television show, “Nashville”, the starlet has recently made a high profile move out of the Los Angeles area. Panettiere rose to fame for...
  • Finn McCool
    Finn McCool - The Forging of The Fianna
    There are legends, and then there are legends. The Irish legend of Finn McCool, is one of the ones that you may not have heard of, but it is very important to the people of Ireland, and now, for the first time in Irish history, the myths and...
  • Red Cross Month
    March is Red Cross Month
    March is Red Cross Month, an observation originally proclaimed in 1943 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. For the last 71 years, every standing president has designated March as Red Cross Month, including President Obama.When President Roosevelt first made...
  • M'Lady Pirate
    The Heart of Texas Comic Con in Waco Texas
    Yes I am a nerd; I have never ever tried to hide that. Even though I have never cared much for comic books per say, I do enjoy the comic book heroes. The full blown stories that develop from comic books are some of my favorites. The character...