| Apr 23, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Thursday night, Gustavo Dudamel conducted Leonard Bernsteinâs âAge of Anxietyâ Symphony without undo angst at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The happiest conductor in America has come home. When Dudamel took over the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the end...
| Feb 8, 2009
People always ask me how I decide where to go.
I read, I see movies, I stare at maps, I dream.
And in doing so, I arrived at these 10 places that are tops on my list for 2009. Some are old favorites that are newly affordable. Others have a special...
| Oct 1, 2009
| 2:31 PM
As the tram moves up the steep tracks of Artilleria Hill, I catch glimpses of Valparaiso and its port below. The ride is a mere 5 minutes, and at the top we emerge on a promenade lifted from the late 19th century. It has cobblestones, blossoming trees and...
| Dec 19, 2004
He told them about himself, how he had been like them. "I can help you," he said, "I can help you."
One slept. Others stared, bored.
He had planned today's class carefully: His students would relate to him. They would ask his advice about college....