| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
"All war must be just the killing of strangers against whom you feel no personal animosity; strangers whom, in other circumstances, you would help if you found them in trouble, and who would help you if you needed it."
Mark Twain wrote that in "The...
| Sep 20, 2013
Re "LAUSD's priority problem," Column, Sept. 18
Thanks to Steve Lopez for his column. Education officials need to get back to the basics.
As a former teacher, I'm convinced that teaching would be so much easier if the ivory tower bureaucrats would...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Leaves already are changing color north of Chicago, so it's time to plan your fall leaf-hunting getaway. We've come up with some of the most scenic autumn areas within roughly 180 miles of Chicago, so it can be a day trip, or you can make a weekend of it....
| Jun 23, 2013
“I don’t like to comment myself about heaven and hell,” remarked Mark Twain. “I have friends in both places.”
Often, however, people do have conversations about these faraway places, and about how we might get there.
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In the astute new road-trip movie "Crystal Fairy," set mostly in Chile's Atacama Desert, Michael Cera plays an archetypal Ugly American.
In fact, Cera plays several versions of the Ugly American popularized through generations of movies, novels and...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 9:18 AM
"When one has tasted watermelon," wrote Mark Twain, "he knows what the angels eat." Doesn't a dripping, juicy, ice-cold slab of watermelon quiz sound good right about now?
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Were you born in the wrong century? Ever wished you could have hung out with the likes of Abe Lincoln? Now you can. The Essex Steam Train and Riverboat presents "Passengers from the Past," giving visitors the opportunity to ride with renowned historical...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Created bronze sculptures on display across U.S.
Jim Brothers, 72, a Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country, died Tuesday at his home in Lawrence, Kan.,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:53 AM
In the story of the proposed American Writers Museum, we've had the prologue and the introduction. Now comes the long-awaited Chapter One, with the unveiling last week of plans for the museum's "First Edition," the inaugural stage in the creation of the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Add one more outdoor theater experience before autumn officially begins.
The Castle Theatre Company of Durham University , UK will perform William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Mark Twain House,...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Despite stubborn heat and wind over the Labor Day weekend, firefighters battling the Rim fire burning into Yosemite National Park tightened their grip around the historic blaze and turned their focus to what caused it.
The fire started in the Stanislaus...