| 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...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 5:56 AM
Dr. Bernard Raxlen arrived at Manhattan's glamorous Gotham Hall on a cool autumn night in 2008 to receive a humanitarian award.
With a lime-green Lyme disease advocacy ribbon pinned to his dapper black suit, Raxlen joined partygoers sipping martinis...
| 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 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.
| Jan 4, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Some good news on the weight-loss front. Even if you've been a total flop before — regaining all the weight you lost and 10 pounds on top of that — you can be a dieting success.
"There's hope for all those people who have tried to lose weight...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Why make your own energy bars? First, you'll trim a few dollars off your monthly food bill. Second, your homemade bars will be far better workout fuel than commercial bars made with preservatives and artificial sweeteners. Besides, making these snack bars...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 17, 2011
Ah, hindsight. Some of life's best lessons spring from the gnawing shoulda, coulda, woulda of missed opportunities.
Just ask any graduating college senior to reflect on the last four years:
If only I'd been more outgoing as a freshman, I might have more...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Born in Gulf Breeze, Fla., and living in New York City, singer-actress Ashley Brown originated the title role of "Mary Poppins" on Broadway. She reprised the role in the national tour, receiving the 2010 Garland Award for that performance. Her...