| May 31, 2013
| 7:36 AM
WASHINGTON — The unemployment rate in the Eurozone hit a record 12.2% last month as the region continues to battle a lengthy recession triggered by austerity measures and debt problems in some key nations.
Joblessness has soared over the past...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Austria's Red Bull Media House will unspool McConkey at Cannes, a portrait of U.S. extreme skiing and BASE-jumping icon Shane McConkey, who died in an accident in 2009.
Pic is RBMH's move away from straight-to-vid or VOD films aimed at core sports...
| Jan 16, 2013
A fellow used to tell me that "every January, my wallet gets muscle cramps." Year-end spending can best the best of us; to be frugal in the new year is an easy resolution.
But the table wants its wine in times both bull and bear. So, today, some tips...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Larry White photographed this fairy tale-like scene during a trip to Hallstatt, Austria, in October.
He and his girlfriend, Christine Cyran, visited the UNESCO World Heritage Site to celebrate her birthday, and stayed at the Pension Sarstein, near the...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:54 AM
World War II lasted six years, but Rick Atkinson needed 14 years to complete his massive trilogy on the conflict. That turned out to be time well spent. Now the wait for the concluding volume of “The Liberation Trilogy,” his magisterial...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:44 PM
Franklin Elementary students welcomed two foreign diplomats to visit their dual-immersion German classes over the course of two consecutive days this week.
On Friday, Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann of the German consulate in Los Angeles...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 7:39 AM
How do you balance the expectations of tradition and the demands of contemporary audiences when planning music for a centuries-old, world-famous musical group?
Conductor Kerem Sezen said it's important to include both old and new.
"Times change, and...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:50 PM
I’m still at loss for words trying to express the essence of the La Cañada High School choral artists’ Cantemus tour through Central Europe. If you remember, when I last wrote, the choir had just finished singing in Bratislava, Slovakia....
| Apr 11, 2013
Everybody likes sandwiches, but after trips to Eastern Europe through the years, Tracy Miller found herself obsessed with a very particular style of stuff-on-bread.
That would be the small open-faced sandwiches popular in Austria and its neighboring...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:02 PM
It's 8 a.m. in Austria. The MS Mozart, queen of the Danube, glides through the current, passing abbeys, cathedrals and villages from the 13th century. The snowflakes fall and nothing stirs from the quaint little houses with the steeple roofs. It is a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Experts in Austria say they have identified a piano composition that they believe was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart when the composer was as young as ten years old....
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Here’s the chance to taste the world-class schnapps and spirits of artisanal Austrian distiller Hans Reisetbauer. He’ll be in town on Thursday for a special tasting from 6 to 10 p.m. at BierBeisl in Beverly Hills. The ticket price of......