| Nov 14, 2012
Jack Gilbert, a poet who eschewed conventions of career and writing style to develop a singular voice that combined intellectual heft with a spare specificity of language that made him among the major figures of American poetry over the last half-century,...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:02 PM
Pavel Grachev, 64, a former Russian defense minister who led troops into Chechnya in the 1990s, died Sunday in a Moscow hospital after being admitted on Sept. 12 in serious condition. No cause of death was given.
The general, who had served under the...
| Apr 22, 2013
Noel Greenwood, a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times who helped shape local and California coverage as the newspaper outgrew its modest local ambitions and transformed itself into one of national stature, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home....
| Dec 18, 2012
Jack Hanlon, 96, a former child actor who had roles in the 1926 silent film "The General" and in two 1927 "Our Gang" comedies, died Thursday at an assisted living center in Las Vegas, family members said.
"He was in good physical shape until two...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Michael Hastings, an aggressive and iconoclastic journalist whose reporting exposed the vagaries of the war in Iraq and helped bring down the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, died early Tuesday in a car crash in Los Angeles, according to two of his...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Longtime Orlando Magic team photographer Fernando Medina has been recognized by Sports Illustrated in its 100 Greatest Sports Photos of All Time for his iconic image of Michael Jordan’s last shot of his Chicago Bulls’ career. Medina’s...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 1:25 AM
It's been two decades since the maverick Los Angeles homicide detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch made his debut in Michael Connelly's first novel, "The Black Echo." In 18 novels over that span, the hard-charging, short-tempered, fiercely independent Bosch...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:21 AM
The National Book Foundationannounced the finalists for the National Book Awards on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show Wednesday.
Junot Diaz, who was recently named a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, is among the fiction finalists for his short-story...
| May 27, 2013
| 2:02 PM
This rich ranch-style dressing takes no prisoners when it comes to garlic flavor. Paired with a colorful chopped salad, it makes for a flavorful meal that's simple to prepare.
Milton's special house chopped salad with creamy garlic dressing
| Sep 29, 2012
Dear SOS: We recently traveled Amtrak's Southwest Chief from L.A. to Chicago. The dining car served the most delicious lamb shanks with mushroom sauce. Could you see if you can get the recipe? Thanks.
Dear Kathy: Amtrak was...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos will be here next month. But it's OK to start salivating now.
Yes, the company that brought you a taco shell flavored with Doritos nacho cheese will soon roll out one crackling with zesty ranch flavor.
After selling more...