Karen Black: Five Great Movie Appearances

Of all the eras in Hollywood history, the decade that stretched from 1969 to 1979 was perhaps the most daring, a time of experimental masterpieces that shocked audiences into seeing the world in a different way. In the era’s edgy eloquence, Karen Black portrayed quirky women who found themselves in trouble. The Chicago-area native, who passed away on Aug. 8 at age 74 in Los Angeles, appeared in nearly 200 movies and TV shows in a career that stretched from …

Older Bikers Risk Greater Injuries in Crashes

Attention all you aging “Easy Riders” — according to a new study, motorcyclists 60 or older were three times more likely to end up in a hospital with severe injuries than were riders in their 20s and 30s. Middle-aged riders, 40 to 59,  fared somewhat better but were still 66 percent more likely to sustain serious injury than were younger bikers, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Brown University study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, looked at 1.5 million …