| Apr 22, 2010
| 4:35 AM
It appears you won't have Adolf Hitler to kick around anymore, with your ironic subtitling and pop-cultural commentaries. According to Reuters, the Hitler Internet Meme Videos, also known as the Hitler Rant Parodies and the "Downfall" Mash-Ups, for...
| Apr 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
[Updated at 8:47 a.m.: An earlier version of this post's headline said YouTube commenters were reacting. The comments were made on Hebrew news sites in response to reports about the blocking of the YouTube videos.] Noah Flug will no doubt......
| Jan 3, 2010
Longtime dry-cleaning businessman
Milt Wagenheim, 91, who for 32 years operated Civic Cleaners in downtown Los Angeles and was nicknamed the Mayor of 2nd Street, died Tuesday at a convalescent home in Long Beach, his family said. He had...
| Jan 12, 2010
Miep Gies, who played a pivotal role in introducing to the world the poignant diary of the young Anne Frank and in relating the Frank family's failed attempt to hide from the Nazis, has died. She was 100.
Gies died Monday after a short illness, according...
| Jan 12, 2010
| 9:21 PM
Harriett Wieder, a longtime assistant to former Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty who later became the first woman elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, died Monday at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. She was 89.
In poor health since a car accident...
| Jan 24, 2010
A Lethal Obsession
Anti-Semitism From Antiquity
to the Global Jihad
Robert S. Wistrich
Random House: 1,188 pp., $40
A heartbreaking irony suffuses "A Lethal Obsession" by Robert S. Wistrich, a history of anti-Semitism by a historian who has devoted...
| Dec 14, 2009
TIME Magazine has announced their seven finalists for their annual "TIME Magazine Person of the Year."
The seven finalists include Apple CEO Steve Jobs, US Federal Reserve Charman Ben Bernanke, US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Jamaican Sprinter...
| Mar 3, 2010
| 4:57 PM
Michael Foot, a bookish intellectual and anti-nuclear campaigner who led Britain's Labor Party to a disastrous defeat in 1983, died Wednesday, officials said. He was 96.
Foot died peacefully at his home in north London following a long illness, historian...
| Mar 15, 2010
I took a quick survey in the newsroom the other day, something between a Rorschach test and a pop quiz, asking younger colleagues to identify an iconic photograph of World War II.
While some instantly recognized the image, others couldn't quite place it....
| Mar 23, 2010
Wolfgang Wagner, the grandson of German composer Richard Wagner and the leader of the Bayreuth opera festival in Germany for more than half a century, has died. He was 90.
Wagner died Sunday, the festival announced in a brief statement on its website. It...
| May 11, 2010
| 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES -- A local radio DJ is claiming that notorious killer Charles Manson is his biological father.
Matthew Roberts was adopted as an infant and was raised in Rockfort, Illinois.
Years later, when he went looking for his birth parents, he...