| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:59 PM
When Belgium was knocked out four games into the 2002 World Cup, it looked more like an ending than a beginning.
And it was since it marked the conclusion of the country's Golden Generation, a period that saw Belgium qualify for six consecutive World...
| Apr 27, 2014
The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:00 PM
A look at the teams competing in Group H at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
WORLD CUP PREVIEW
FIFA World ranking: 22.
Last World Cup: 2010.
Best World Cup finish: Group stage.
How qualified: Beat Burkina Faso in CAF playoff....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Sunday night, the Legislature passed a budget that would give more than half of the state’s children the opportunity to go to preschool. It’s a great step forward, except for this: Gov. Jerry Brown has a history of using his line-item veto...
| Jun 22, 2014
Chicago aldermen have proposed gradually raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour, and then later increasing it according to the cost of living. And in November, Illinois voters may be asked in an advisory referendum whether they support raising the...
| Mar 26, 2014
President Obama is scheduled to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, and the meeting will probably take the usual form of encounters between presidents and pontiffs: a polite conversation about their common agenda on poverty and world peace,...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Weeks after the abduction of more than 300 Nigerian schoolgirls taken in a case of mass sex trafficking, the global media finally took note of the crime.
Why the shift? Because of the bravery of Nigerian women, who took to the streets to demand that the...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Here's how the story goes: Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer found himself at Chipotle with nothing to read. No magazine, no book, no smartphone. “I really just wanted to die with frustration,” he told Vanity Fair.
From his frustration to...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Ron Sanchez's roots in horse racing go deep into his childhood in Caracas, Venezuela, where his maternal grandmother took him to the races every weekend at La Rinconada, the country's largest and oldest track.
"I was five years old and we'd walk all the...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:46 AM
The Montecito mansion used as the backdrop in the memorable film “Scarface” is for sale at $35 million.
Called El Fureidis, meaning “tropical paradise,” the estate was created in 1906 by world traveler James Waldron Gillespie,...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:30 PM
CinemaWest will launch "The Letters," a biopic based on the life and legacy of Mother Teresa, in the U.S. on Sept. 5 in honor of Mother Teresa's Feast Day.
The film stars Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow and Rutger Hauer.
The drama, filmed primarily in...