| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:10 PM
As Christians around the world celebrate Easter — the faith's most important holiday, marking the resurrection of Christ — Catholics are looking ahead a week to another joyous event.
Next Sunday, two of the most popular and influential popes...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:29 PM
ROME (Reuters) - The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum as he led Catholics around the world in commemorating the day Jesus died.
The pope, in...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Los Angeles' two greatest cultural disappointments of the past three decades may have been the failure of the Olympic Arts Festival in 1984 to mount director Robert Wilson's eight-hour international operatic epic, "the CIVIL warS" and the Music Center's...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Think of Byzantium, and a color leaps to mind. That color is gold.
The empire ruled from the crossroads of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea for a thousand years between AD 324 and its final collapse in 1453. At the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
ROME -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend a year performing community service among the elderly as his sentence for committing tax fraud at his media conglomerate.
The decision by a Milan judge spares...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 6:20 AM
Episode 7 of the All-Star season took the teams from Sri Lanka to the Eternal City, which the contestants had to figure out meant Rome. They all knew that - eventually. Rachel's first thought was Ethiopia.
After another non-elimination leg, the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:50 PM
In its prime, the Roman Empire spanned most of the known western world. Its perimeter encompassed countless races and ethnicities. Rome’s strength and solidity derived partly from her ability to assimilate these polyglot peoples, while impressing...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:29 AM
Spring has sprung and Easter is upon us! It's time for Easter Egg hunts and three-year-olds in frilly little dresses. Love it.
This year for Easter I was thinking a lot about the confession of Peter in Matt 16:13-20. Jesus is sitting with his...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 2:12 PM
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's new government on Tuesday gave its clearest indication yet that it plans to push for an easing of European Union fiscal rules after convincing its EU partners that Rome will keep a lid on public finances and reform the stagnant...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
ROME -- The Weinstein Company has closed a deal with Beta Film to acquire U.S. rights to "Gomorrah," the hot Italo TV series that depicts the real Neapolitan mob with a degree of authenticity never seen before.
The deal marks the first time an Italian TV...