| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:19 PM
The trouble with love triangles is, somebody almost always has to lose. This is a defect in real life, so why shouldn't it be a problem in fiction too? The endings of Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" and James L. Brooks' "Broadcast News" each got...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Readers of "American Dervish," the debut novel by Ayad Akhtar, might best approach the book understanding three things.
To begin with, Akhtar is a first-generation Pakistani-American who has long aspired, according to an author's note, to write a book...
| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:06 PM
WASHINGTON — Watergate felon and prison reformer Charles W. Colson, who died Saturday at age 80 in northern Virginia, was two people.
He was Richard Nixon's "hatchet man," the president's "evil genius," who by his own admission was "ruthless in...
| May 21, 2011
Nathaniel Davis, a longtime diplomat who was the American ambassador to Chile when President Salvador Allende was deposed in a bloody coup, died of cancer Monday in Claremont. He was 86.
His death was announced by Claremont's Harvey Mudd College, where...
| Apr 5, 2011
Edwin Gaustad, a retired UC Riverside history and religious studies professor who was a preeminent scholar on the separation of church and state, and who did groundbreaking work mapping the nation's religious landscape, has died. He was 87.
| Oct 18, 2011
| 7:40 AM
If you've never heard the term "TMI," you'll know exactly what it means by the time you've finished reading Iris Bahr's new book. But, in between her giving you too much information, there's a good amount of hysterical incidents that will make you look...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Using just her thoughts, a 58-year-old paralyzed woman instructed a robotic arm to grasp a cup of coffee and guide it to her mouth where she sipped from a straw, the first drink she has been able to serve herself in 15 years.
The woman is one of two...
| Nov 6, 2011
Surely, any author's dream is to be able to walk into the world they've created in their book. Plenty of writers have been afforded virtually that experience as their books have been adapted to film, but perhaps no one has realized this dream so intensely...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 12:15 PM
In a series of changes aimed at improving its health profile, Walmart today launched its "Great For You" label that it will attach to a list of foods that meet certain health criteria.
Unsurprisingly, these foods make up only a tiny fraction of the...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 10:00 PM
After doing constant press for her new movie, “The Art of Getting By,” Emma Roberts is “over” questions about her aunt, Julia Roberts. That’s a bummer, since I was so looking forward to asking what tooth-brushing secrets Aunt...