| May 9, 2009
| 5:53 PM
They came to bring the dead to life.
About 30 black seniors gathered Friday at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center to start an estimated two-year project to tell the history and achievements of Broward County blacks and black...
| Sep 9, 2009
More than any other modern American city, Los Angeles' history is inextricably intertwined with that of its police force. John Buntin's "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City" makes an important and wonderfully enjoyable...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 2:10 PM
Fears of conspiracies and mysterious cabals are nothing new -- that's what Arthur Goldwag illustrates in "Cults, Conspiracies and Secret Societies" (Vintage Books: $16 paper). The book is part compendium/part commentary on the numerous organizations and...
| Jul 22, 2009
They say money can't buy happiness. But financial strain can certainly help undo a relationship and family.
Seventy percent of Americans said they had so much debt it contributed to distress in their home lives. (Source: 2004 book "The Two-Income Trap)...
| Jan 20, 2008
Aboard The Queen Victoria
"Welcome to my office," Capt. Paul Wright said as he opened the security door to the bridge of the Queen Victoria. Through the expanse of windows, the ocean seemed endless, glimmering in the sun.
It was, as it turned out, the...
| Sep 9, 2010
Shaken or stirred? Aboard the Disney Magic, as we're sailing in the Mediterranean, veteran bartender Arul Swarmy discusses which martinis should be shaken (vodka) or stirred (gin). Of course, we have a mini-martini in front of us. Welcome to Mixology...
| Mar 31, 2009
| 2:11 PM
So you think you've got it bad? Here's a story that will put things in perspective for you, no matter how grim your job prospects or how invisible your shrinking retirement fund.
The other day, at their invitation, I met Kerry Himmel, an unemployed truck...
| Apr 4, 2009
Fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennet is known for her sharp tongue -- and her sharp dagger.
That's what it takes to capture Darcy's heart in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," the surprising literary hybrid by Los Angeles author and screenwriter Seth...
| Sep 18, 2009
The 2nd Annual Global Peace Street Fair will take place Sept. 20 on New Broad Street in Baldwin Park, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Admission is free. The fair includes the International Pet Parade for Peace at 11 a.m., with Scooby Doo as grand marshall....
| Sep 20, 2009
With the cost of helping Los Angeles County's welfare recipients expected to hit $1 billion by the end of this fiscal year, county officials are pushing a plan to shift the burden of some of the most hard-core unemployed to the federal government. If they...
| Sep 21, 2009
Lee Young-soo sees a social revolution happening before his eyes: South Korea's fundamental shift to the right, a move that has many here fretting about a looming collision.
It's not politics they're talking about, but walking in public.
As he hurries...