| Feb 13, 2014
Ron Dorfman's soft-spoken manner belied his strong journalistic convictions and his willingness to fight for a range of progressive principles, even if it meant leaving a job.
In December, Mr. Dorfman and his partner of 20 years, Ken Ilio, became the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:30 AM
This year's Oscar nominees for makeup and hairstyling worked on three very different movies but they did have one thing in common: a knack for making healthy young actors look significantly closer to death.
Using everything from detailed prosthetics...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...
| Feb 5, 2014
When you've been working since you were 8, as Alyssa Milano has, it takes a special kind of role to get you really excited. Using your birthday to raise money for clean water in Ethiopia, for instance. Or hunkering down with the beleaguered in Kosovo...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Willowbrook officials are holding off on enacting zoning regulations for medical marijuana cultivation and dispensary centers until the state completes writing rules under the new law that allows the facilities.
So far, no cannabis business has...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 10:10 PM
Decades before she won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Maxine Kumin was a student at Radcliffe College who had summoned the courage to show a handful of her poems to an instructor.
His comment couldn't have been more withering. "Say it with flowers,"...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Councilman John Duran and his gay colleagues on the West Hollywood City Council never expected a backlash when they voted recently to remove the rainbow flag from above City Hall.
For Duran, who is gay, taking down the flag wasn't about slighting gays...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos take the field against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl, all eyes will be on whether one of the all-time greats can reclaim a title that has eluded him for seven years.
A similar narrative will play out...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Grammy-winning rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is known for its humanitarian approach to rap. Foregoing stereotypical lyrics glamorizing violence and disdain for women, the duo has carved an all-inclusive niche for itself in the tough landscape of hip-...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Pinning down the "best" scene of any Oscar-nominated performance is something of a Stygian nightmare for producers because — as they correctly protest — if an actor or actress has been nominated, they have far more than one great scene. But...