| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:51 PM
This past weekend, American Studies Assn. members held our annual conference in Los Angeles, with the theme "The Fun and the Fury." Those familiar with the ASA mainly because of news about our year-old academic boycott of Israel might be surprised by...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Many women report losing their desire for sex, some temporarily, some permanently. Is this a relationship problem, a normal aspect of life changes or, as the pharmaceutical industry maintains, an “unmet medical need”? That was the question...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
To be "a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit." That's not something we normally associate with the business world, but that's the purpose of a group called The B Team, a nonprofit founded in 2012 by Richard Branson and Jochen...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"Once upon a time," the open sesame of childhood fantasy, worked its magic on adults Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, where an "Into the Woods" reunion was held with the show's creators, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, and several of the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 7:15 AM
By Liz Weston
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. colleges have started, however reluctantly, to share more information about what students might actually pay to attend - the so-called net price. But the calculators that Congress has forced schools to provide...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Before President Obama does anything else in the lame-duck Congress or the new one in January, he needs forthrightly to seek an update or new authorization for the new war he's fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Although he has said...
| Nov 11, 2014
The legislation paving the way for Chicago Public Schools to issue $1 billion in risky debt arrived on the Senate floor with little explanation.
The sponsor, Sen. John Cullerton, told fellow lawmakers that his grasp of the bill was limited.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939....
| Nov 16, 2014
| 9:05 PM
For the first time in 13 years, USC has lost its title as the leader in recruiting lucrative foreign students, according to a new report.
USC enrolled about 10,900 students from outside the country in the last academic year, according to a survey of U....
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The photographs of young black men are startling in their contrasts: a slave in chains, a professor in a suit; a body dangling from a lynch mob's rope, a musician with a violin. The images illuminate a nation's racial divide and how African Americans...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:36 AM
They lived 8,000 miles apart, a 36-hour trip door to door. Literally the other side of the Earth is how Kathrine Switzer describes the distance between her and Roger Robinson.
They knew each other as statistics.
Kathrine was the runner whom Boston...