| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:36 PM
At just 9, Penn State student Neha Gupta started her charity, Empower Orphans, to help orphaned and abandoned children in the United States and India.
On Tuesday, nine years later, the world saluted her work.
Gupta, a Schreyer Honors College scholar...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:34 PM
To the editor: The Times writes that tuition increases may be necessary to ensure the University of California system's excellence. ("A battle for UC's soul," Editorial, Nov. 17)
I graduated from UC Berkeley in 1957. The campus was well maintained,...
| Nov 14, 2014
The most astonishing aspect of Alice Munro's "Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014" may be its chronology. The two dozen efforts here come from late in her career, after she had established herself as (perhaps) the preeminent short-fiction...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Bring back the beat!
Just in time for you to have gotten it out of your head, the “Cups” song is back—along with the rest of the musical mayhem of “Pitch Perfect.” A fresh trailer for “Pitch Perfect 2” hit the...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure and Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel are icons in their own countries and abroad. Together, as the Toure-Rachel Collective, they create music that bridges geographic, ethnic, political and religious...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Missed the chance to bid on Francis Crick's Nobel Prize when it was auctioned off last year for $2.27 million? No worries, you'll have another chance to own a piece of science history on Dec. 4, when James D. Watson's 1962 Nobel Prize, shared with Crick...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Muhammad Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize laureate for pioneering the concept of small loans to impoverished entreprenuers, swung through Los Angeles over the weekend to mark the official launch of his Grameen America microfinance organization here.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:06 PM
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced Tuesday the float judges for the upcoming 126th Rose Parade.
Els Hazenberg, Steven Wood Schmader and Eddie Zaratsian will score the 2015 floats, assessing the creativity, imagination and beauty of the entries,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Would you eat sausage made with bacteria from dirty diapers? Do you fear your cat is making you depressed? Did the “Grilled Cheesus” episode of “Glee” make you wonder whether Finn had lost his marbles?
Scientists have done the...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Marita W. Watts, a longtime Harford County public schools educator whose roles ranged from teacher and principal to being named supervisor of elementary education, died Nov. 19 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air of heart failure. She was 88....