| May 16, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Members of the Class of 2014, I salute you. My warmest wishes on the occasion of your graduation from this fine institution.
And, before I go any further, I would like to express my personal thanks to all of you for not rescinding my invitation. I...
| May 18, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Graduation speeches can be pretty boring. But recent controversies are making this year an exception, with some graduates getting speeches perhaps more topical than they were expecting.
So far this commencement season, the big story had been the rash of...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:05 PM
In his first dispatch as a war correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, published in July 1861, Maj. Theodore Winthrop, a Yale man born in New Haven, wrote about his regiment's march from New York to Washington, D.C.
Winthrop never got to see his...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:57 AM
HBO’s "The Normal Heart" will do something to you that TV rarely does: rock you to your emotional roots.
The power of this HBO movie starring Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts and Jim Parsons is such that you can forget about turning off the TV after the...
| Feb 24, 2014
Wesley M. Dixon Jr., a pharmaceutical executive, over the years chaired the boards of leading arts, health and educational institutions in the Chicago area, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
"Wes was the most important businessperson in...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Ralph Waite, an actor who played the patriarch of a Depression-era Virginia family on the classic television series "The Waltons," has died. He was 85.
Waite, a Palm Desert resident, died Thursday, his manager, Alan Mills, told the Associated Press. The...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Robert A. Dahl, an esteemed and influential political scientist who in such books as "Who Governs?" championed democracy in theory and critiqued it in practice, has died. He was 98.
A professor emeritus at Yale University, Dahl died Wednesday at a...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Julie K. Xanders is the assistant general counsel/West Coast media of Tribune Co. and serves as senior vice president, legal for the Los Angeles Times. Xanders joined Times Mirror in 1993 as corporate counsel for Times Mirror Cable. She was promoted to...
| Mar 9, 2014
Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland was a respected surgeon and bioethicist at Yale University and author of two modestly successful books when he was approached in the early 1990s by a young literary editor. The agent was looking for someone to write a book about what...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:18 PM
As editor of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, Davan Maharaj oversees the largest daily newsgathering organization in the West. It includes the flagship Los Angeles Times, the nation's fifth-largest newspaper; latimes.com, the nation's second-largest...
| Mar 9, 2014
Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that so many candidates abhorred....