| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:43 AM
"The Lady in Number 6," which on Sunday won the Academy Award for documentary short subject, tells the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the centenarian Holocaust survivor whose devotion to classical piano helped her survive a Nazi concentration camp.
| Mar 4, 2014
Re "Russia's power play gains steam," March 3
I was against the Vietnam War and against our invasion of Iraq. I believe military action should be undertaken only in the gravest of circumstances and for the most compelling of reasons.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:01 PM
KIEV, Ukraine — It's not Moscow calling the shots in Crimea, it's local "self-defense forces."
The Kremlin didn't reinforce its troops on the strategic peninsula to seize it but to respond to an appeal from deposed Ukrainian President Viktor...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards were announced Tuesday, featuring 25 works originally published in 16 languages -- none of them English.
American publishing traditionally publishes a smaller percentage of works in translation than...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Ayelet Waldman's "Love and Treasure" (Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95, April 1) is a triptych novel that follows the lives of American and Hungarian Jews across the 20th century. A story of relationships, art and loss, it moves among a granddaughter trying to...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Kevon Looney and Gyorgy Goloman have signed letters of intent to play basketball next season for Steve Alford and UCLA, it was announced Thursday.
Looney, a 6-foot-9, 200-pound forward is ranked No. 11 in the country, according to ESPN.com's rankings,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:38 PM
It's been 22 years since Ukrainians sent the Soviet Communist Party packing and resumed self rule after almost seven decades of Russian domination and enforced incorporation into the Soviet Union. So why are Ukrainian protesters targeting statues of...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Presented such that Court TV looks like an action movie by comparison, "Judgment in Hungary" even-handedly captures a landmark case in Magyar law, as four neo-Nazis stand trial for a series of hate-crime murders (though no such designation exists, legally...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
PARIS- Following its International Emmy win, "The Returned" has been snatched up across Asia, and is set to bow in Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.
Zodiak Rights has sold the haunting supernatural drama to Thailand's True Vision Group, Hong-...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Performances of "The Nutcracker" tend to be family affairs, as audience members who've found themselves awash in tiny fans decked out in velvet, lace and miniature plaid bow ties can attest.
It's often a family affair on stage too. Witness Westmont-...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Is John F. Kerry the 21st century’s Neville Chamberlain? And is it true that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it?
Certainly that’s what critics of the nuclear deal with Iran that the secretary of State helped...