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  • Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue

    Sochi Olympics: U.S. slalom struggles expected to continue
    SOCHI, Russia — Ted Ligety is going home with his giant slalom gold so, all in all, things worked out well in Sochi for the men's U.S. Alpine team. Andrew Weibrecht scored a shocking silver medal in super-G and teammate Bode Miller held on to...
  • At Drury Lane, the hills are fresh and fully alive in 'Sound of Music'

    At Drury Lane, the hills are fresh and fully alive in 'Sound of Music'
    Most Marias are depicted as nurturers-in-waiting. All the reluctant postulant needs is a guitar, a set of old curtains and seven militarized munchkins and you've got Austria's stepmother of the year. But, in director Rachel Rockwell's magnificent new...
  • Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal

    Sochi Olympics: Mikaela Shiffrin can't sneak by veterans for a medal
    SOCHI, Russia— Youth was not served Tuesday. Instead, age was served on a rain-soaked platter. The four women who ruined 18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin's red-carpet debut had a 33-year total age advantage on the young American. The top three...
  • Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere

    Lyric-bound opera confronts Holocaust issues in strong U.S. premiere
    HOUSTON – There is a growing catalog of music written in the aftermath of the Holocaust that attempts to grapple head-on with the ineffable horrors of the Nazi era. None has managed to secure a toehold in the regular repertory. One Holocaust-...
  • Paul Greenberg: 1936, the sequel

    What an Oscar-winning production: No sooner had the Olympic torch been doused at Sochi than Russian troops, in uniform and out, began landing in Crimea. The script was as familiar as "Casablanca" as key points are seized, highways blocked, airports...
  • Dangerous mischief-making in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON -- The report that protesters have declared two eastern Ukraine cities to be independent republics questions President Obama's assurance that there is no "military solution" to the crisis that began with Russian President Vladmir Putin's land...
  • John Malkovich's serial-killer 'opera' coming to DVD

     
    Fans of John Malkovich have a number of opportunities this year to bask in the actor's eccentricity with the releases of the movies "Jonah Hex" and "Secretariat." But for an undiluted, 100-proof shot of pure Malkovich, your best bet is......
  • Vienna law restricts “fight dogs”

     
    From The Associated Press: A city law took effect in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, July 1,  to require owners of a dozen breeds of “fight dogs,” including Rottweilers, American Staffordshires, pit bull terriers and mastiffs, to get a li...
  • Monster Mash: Rem Koolhaas receiving Golden Lion; Austrian museum settles Nazi looting case

     
    -- Major honor: Rem Koolhaas will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice Architecture Biennale. (ArtInfo) -- Restitution: The Leopold Museum in Austria has agreed to pay an Austrian Jewish woman's estate $19 million for a...
  • Venice Architecture Biennale has L.A. flavor

     
    It would be understating the case to say that Los Angeles is well represented at this year's Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy, which opened Thursday to the press and participating architects and will open to the public on Sunday. Hitoshi......
  • Man wanted in Orange County rapes arrested in Austria

     
    One of Orange County's 10 Most Wanted men, who is accused of raping several women, on Friday was expected to be extradited to the United States from Austria, where international police tracked him down. Ali Achekzai, 32, formerly of Ladera......