| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Four years ago, six Democrats were vying for their party's presidential nomination. Back then, the pundits griped there was very little light between the candidates. Not surprisingly, that's virtually the same thing I have been hearing since the...
| Jul 3, 2011
When the Chow Yun-fat action-comedy epic "Let the Bullets Fly" opened in China last year, it quickly became a phenomenon. Lured by its splashy fight scenes and whip-snap dialogue, filmgoers swarmed theaters. The movie wound up taking in more than $100...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 5:26 PM
Thinking backon his efforts as an ambassador of baseball, Cal Ripken Jr. recalled howthe teens he worked with in Nicaragua were so excited it was impossible to corral them into groups, while the kids in China were so reserved it was hard to get them out...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 4:12 AM
He squared up against a 250-pound, barely-clothed Mongol wrestler, accepted as a gift a handsome brown horse that he named Celtic, and marveled at the logic-defying contortions of a physical performer balancing herself by her teeth.
| Nov 27, 2011
| 8:00 AM
It's 1922 and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little old ladies like it.
But wait. Down in the Arroyo Seco, a crew has just started putting up some kind of stadium. On Pepper Street,...
| Jan 15, 2013
Dyer Brainerd Holmes
NASA manned space flight director
Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Looking for evidence of China’s economic prowess, Europe’s malaise and consumer ennui in the U.S.? Use the international restaurant industry as a barometer, according to a report this week.
China’s economy, coming off a period of...
| Sep 5, 2012
The clearest sign that American poetry is in disarray is that the best poet we have is Frederick Seidel. I say this approvingly, for one effect of reading Seidel closely is to realize just how sodden the rest of the poetic field is.In one row we find...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Ai Weiwei marked a year on Thursday since he was released from imprisonment, saying that he is still forbidden from traveling abroad and continues to face pressure from the Chinese government. The outspoken artist was placed in secret detention last...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:47 PM
With high temperatures soaring above 90 degrees across the Baltimore region in recent weeks, it wouldn't be surprising to see high school students relaxing in their air-conditioned homes for the entire summer, playing video games and other indoor...
| Nov 17, 2012
"If I were a horse, someone would shoot me out of compassion," I said to no one in particular. I was lying on the living room floor seeking relief from an aching back. Two months earlier, clear air turbulence had nearly ended my career as an L.A.-based...