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  • Michelle Obama chooses Isabel Toledo for swearing-in ceremony

  • Hawaii's 50th statehood anniversary is a touchy topic

    From Lori Sablas' window in the West Maui town of Lahaina, the view has changed almost continuously in the nearly 50 years since Hawaii gained statehood. In 1959, Sablas was a 16-year-old high school student at Lahainaluna High School. During her youth,...
  • 'Persepolis'

    'Persepolis'
    The characters in Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis" (co-directed with Vincent Paronnaud) are simple, friendly black-and-white line drawings, as uncomplicated as characters in a children's book. Which is precisely what throws you when they get themselves...
  • Kathy Griffin: Minister?

    Kathy Griffin: Minister?
    NEW YORK -- She has been a sitcom character, a sometime talk show host and the centerpiece of her own reality show. Now Kathy Griffin has appeared in an unlikely new role -- minister. The often provocative comedian -- who raised some Christian groups'...
  • Amy Winehouse enters rehabilitation facility for drug addiction, her record company says

    Amy Winehouse enters rehabilitation facility for drug addiction, her record company says
    Amy Winehouse, beset by allegations of substance abuse, entered a rehabilitation facility Thursday to battle drug addiction. The announcement came just days after the 24-year-old singer was pictured in British tabloid The Sun inhaling fumes from a...
  • Ledger's family returns home

    Ledger's family returns home
    Heath Ledger's family evaded scores of photographers Tuesday as they returned to Perth following the Oscar-nominated actor's death in a Manhattan apartment last month. Several security guards and police officers watched as Ledger's father, Kim, and...
  • Letters to the editor

    Focus on Blagojevich Re “Senators call appointment unwelcome,” Dec. 31 Isn't Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris less scandalous than Richard Nixon's appointment of Gerald Ford as vice president? In the latter...
  • How much freedom do charter schools deserve?

    How much freedom do charter schools deserve?
    Today's topic: The Times recently reported on charter schools in Oakland that openly mock liberal orthodoxy and practice harsh disciplinary procedures. Are charter schools afforded too much latitude in teaching ideology to their students? How much...
  • The evolution of religion

    The evolution of religion
    Today's topic: What do you think of the theory that religious belief and experience are wired through evolution? Homo religious Point: Michael Shermer Did humans evolve to be religious and believe in God? In the most general sense, yes, we did. Here'...
  • Was 'one small step for man' worth it?

    Was 'one small step for man' worth it?
    Today's topic: Many regard the Apollo program as the high watermark of American space exploration. Are they correct? Was sending a man to the moon mostly about national pride, or were there more practical purposes? The real 'moon hoax' Point: Michael...
  • Finances of charity run by SEIU official scrutinized

    A Bay Area officer of the scandal-clouded Service Employees International Union has collected double salaries, one as a city transit worker and the other from a charity that receives much of its funding from the labor organization and corporate interests,...