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  • How did the bells in our bellwethers ring?

    How well did Virginia's bellwethers signal the Senate race?Of the usual suspects -- Chesapeake,  Loudoun County, Prince William County and Staunton, only Prince William went with the winner -- splitting 50 percent to 48 percent for Sen. Mark Warner (the...
  • Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' draws a graphic portrait of Japan

    Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' draws a graphic portrait of Japan
    In Japan, history is still divided according to the reign of the emperors. This year, for instance, is Heisei 26 — the 26th year of the reign of Emperor Akihito, who will be posthumously renamed Heisei. Shigeru Mizuki, the manga artist beloved...
  • Israeli and Palestinian tension high as Kerry goes to Jordan for talks

    Israeli and Palestinian tension high as Kerry goes to Jordan for talks
    Israeli authorities on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to the expansion of a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, a step likely to heighten tension within the troubled city and draw disapproval from the Obama administration. The Israeli move...
  • Founders Room provides inner sanctum for the serious Chandler patron

    Founders Room provides inner sanctum for the serious Chandler patron
    At 8:28 p.m., the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Founders Room, with its soaring coffered ceiling, walls of Australian black bean tree wood and gold drapes of silk, is eerily quiet. L.A. Opera staffers stand stoically by the doorway, hands folded, awaiting...
  • Prince William, wife Kate to visit U.S. in December

    Prince William, wife Kate to visit U.S. in December
    Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, who is pregnant with their second child, will make a quick visit to the United States next month which will include a visit to the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, Kensington Palace said on Friday. Their...
  • Hyped 2014 draft class off to slow start

    Remember all the hoopla and hype surrounding the NBA's draft class of 2014? It offered players to die for — or at least to tank for: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid. Well, it was the storm before the calm. None of them has caused...
  • Pregnant Catherine gets back to work, meets with Singapore's president

    Pregnant Catherine gets back to work, meets with Singapore's president
    The former Kate Middleton is back to her official duties and has made her first public appearances since announcing the royal-baby sequel. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, joined husband Prince William on Tuesday to welcome Singapore's president to...
  • Md., Va. officials hoping to avoid repeat of 2012 election lines

    WASHINGTON — Officials in Virginia and Maryland are taking steps to avoid a repeat of the 2012 elections, when some voters experienced long delays at polling stations, according to a recent federal report. About 12 percent of all voters in both...
  • Australian Ballet's 'Swan Lake' a royal disconnect

     Australian Ballet's 'Swan Lake' a royal disconnect
    In an age of rampant ballet revisionism, finding an unorthodox "Swan Lake" isn't difficult. In Denmark there's one that depicts the life of Tchaikovsky. Germany offers a version that focuses on Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria. And on Thursday, the Australian...
  • European royalty meets Hollywood royalty at Princess Grace Awards

    European royalty meets Hollywood royalty at Princess Grace Awards
    Not too many nonprofits can lay claim to awarding grants to both a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Tony Kushner) and the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants (Stephen Hillenburg), but that’s the magic of the Princess Grace Foundation, created 32...
  • Australian Ballet reintroducing itself to L.A. with 'Swan Lake'

     Australian Ballet reintroducing itself to L.A. with 'Swan Lake'
    When both the Music Center and the Australian Ballet were young, the company appeared on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage as the supporting act for two of the era's most celebrated ballet stars: Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev. Nureyev had staged...