| Dec 8, 2014
| 9:43 PM
Nathaniel Branden, writer Ayn Rand's former devotee, lover and intellectual heir, who, after a bitter schism, moved to Los Angeles and became a bestselling author on self-esteem, has died. He was 84.
Branden, a psychotherapist, died Wednesday at his...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The death of Brittany Maynard has renewed attention on physician-assisted suicide, but medical ethicists and political activists said Monday that significant legal change would probably take much more time to evolve.
Maynard, who had brain cancer, chose...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:03 PM
The Suffield Players are helping Suffield High School film teacher Carl Casinghino bring to life his new musical. And in return, he is helping them.
"Winners" debuts at Mapleton Hall on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Proceeds from the $10...
| 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 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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:46 AM
It's not Beyonce in front of blazing lights, but "Feminism Unfinished" (Liveright Publishing) should grab our attention.
The new book, subtitled "A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements," is co-authored by three academics —...
| 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 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...
| 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....
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:25 PM
William Bricker's home is nestled in a woodsy area right outside the quaint downtown of Glen Arbor, Mich., a scenic lakefront community near the northern tip of the state's Lower Peninsula that's been a popular draw for tourists and other retirees from...