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  • Dr. Leonard Shlain dies at 71; best-selling author and pioneer of laparoscopic surgery

    Dr. Leonard Shlain dies at 71; best-selling author and pioneer of laparoscopic surgery
    Dr. Leonard Shlain, the San Francisco surgeon who was a pioneer in the use of laparoscopic surgery and later wrote three best-selling books combining anthropology, science and art, died May 11 in San Francisco. He was 71 and had been battling brain cancer...
  • An Iranian's vision of Jesus' life stirs debate

    An Iranian's vision of Jesus' life stirs debate
    Another in a series of occasional articles. TEHRAN -- A man wrapped in a shawl stood at the door. "This is Jesus," said another man. Jesus sat and peeled an orange as his companion, Nader Talebzadeh, began to speak, precisely, so as not to be...
  • Diabetes -- Darwinism in our time?

    The steady dirge of diabetes swells all about us, dark and onerous. The condition is now estimated to affect 7% of California's population, with some putting the figure closer to 10%. With new molecular diagnostics, the numbers get even grimmer, with pre-...
  • Underrated destinations recommended by Times readers

    Nature in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. Art in a deep Polish salt mine. A friendly Wisconsin town. A hike with views of the Tasmanian coast. Readers have spanned the globe and discovered adventure, history and in many places, peace. Here are some of their...
  • Monday's Highlights

    Monday's Highlights
    SERIES The Big Bang Theory: A comic book fan starts romancing Penny (Kaley Cuoco); Wolowitz and Leonard (Simon Helberg, Johnny Galecki) decide to check out Ladies' Night at a local bar. Kevin Sussman guest stars in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Chuck:...
  • Despair Gives Rise To A Deadly Vision. Memory Dims. Conflict And Frustration Breed Isolation, As Friends Turn Tail. A Message From God.

    Jerry Yang and his wife, Cindy Tian, look at each other across the dining room table. In calm and measured voices, they prepare for Yang's death. As scientists, they review the data they have recently received from doctors. His cancer, which started in...
  • Monster Mash: Tom Hanks in Ohio; Da Vinci mystery painting; Denver Art Museum's new leader

     
    -- Cause celebre: Tom Hanks lends a fundraising hand to Ohio's Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he got his start as an actor. (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) -- Lost masterpiece?: Fingerprints suggest that a portrait cataloged as a 19th century......
  • The genius of wine

     
    Sometimes events pass me by.I just heard about the Science Uncorked: The Genius of Wine series at the Maryland Science Center -- but it seems to be the second installment. This one is tied to the Science Center’s latest touring......
  • Wal-Mart wants to bury funeral homes

     
    No, this is not some kind of zany Halloween marketing hoax (at least that we know of): Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer is now selling... discount coffins. Not content to put the mom and pop stores out of business, the Bentonville, AR behemoth now...
  • Critic's Notebook: Ingres' 'Comtesse d'Haussonville' @ Norton Simon Museum

     
    Louise d'Haussonville arrived in Pasadena the other day, and it's always good to see her. Always strange too. One of the greatest portraits by one of the greatest portrait painters — French genius Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), who didn't......
  • Milan's big showing of a Da Vinci notebook recalls L.A.'s Leonardo that got away

     
    In light of recent controversies, most folks who care about art know that it's a really big deal for a museum to even think of unloading a masterpiece. (Consider Brandeis University's attempt to sell off the collection of its Rose......