| Feb 22, 2014
| 2:10 PM
For extraordinary acts of courage during the D-day invasion of World War II, Walter Ehlers received the nation's highest military award — the Medal of Honor. And it changed his life.
"I didn't have a life before the medal," Ehlers said in a 2004...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:29 PM
More than five decades ago, Arthur Rankin Jr., a producer-director working in stop-motion animation, had an idea to develop a family-oriented TV special around a popular Christmas song. He hoped a network would like it enough to run it two or three times....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:02 AM
A small Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting that a woman said she purchased for just $7 at a flea market will return to a Maryland museum that argued that the painting was stolen from its premises in 1951.
A federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:01 PM
In naming Philippe Vergne, a seasoned career museum professional, as its new director, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has opted for fundamentals instead of glitz.
Vergne, 47, arrives with credentials that include more than 20 years running museums or...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 1987, Paul Verhoeven's futuristic crime thriller "RoboCop" made its mark with equal parts over-the-top violence and cynical, prescient satire. Now director Jose Padilha's remake has updated the cybernetic cop's story with references to the hot-button...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Adapted for the big screen from the History Channel miniseries "The Bible," the new film "Son of God" is essentially a feature-length recut of the second half of the series, based on the New Testament.
The reedited nature of the movie, which tells the...
| Mar 2, 2014
Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the "Daddy Party," all about military security...
| Feb 4, 2014
New York and Los Angeles have a lot in common. Each city suffers from income polarization, a shrinking middle class and a vast low-wage service sector. Each is heavily Democratic and is home to an effective labor-liberal political alliance. Each elected a...
| Jan 12, 2014
In a dozen years of war, Americans have grown used to improvised explosive devices. The detonations have rocked the streets of Kabul and Baghdad — and also of Washington. Only, in Washington, the bombshells appear in print.
The latest domestic...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Bill Gates wants you to feel much better about the future of mankind. Things are looking up, he says, way up.
"By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been," Gates wrote in his annual letter chronicling the work of the Bill & Melinda...
| Jan 31, 2014
Granting Edward Snowden clemency, as many have urged, would send a terrible message to other potential whistle-blowers. Yes, he may have sparked an important national privacy debate, but he did so through reprehensible actions that harmed national...