| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:56 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- LinkedIn is launching a Chinese language website to expand its presence in China, which boasts the world's largest Internet population.
The Mountain View, Calif., company is hoping the website, which uses simplified Chinese characters,...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:34 PM
This week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a group that monitors book censorship, said the number of challenges to books reported to the group increased by 53% in 2013.
Project coordinator Acacia O'Connor told Shelf Awareness that she could not...
| May 1, 2011
In his cogent, nuanced account of the 1949 prosecution of American communists under the Smith Act, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Scott Martelle sees this case fitting into a troubling pattern. From the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the...
| May 22, 2011
| 6:26 PM
If you have a faulty heart valve and decide to get it replaced, a surgeon will implant an artificial one that has undergone rigorous examination by the Food and Drug Administration.
But if you choose the option recommended for most patients —...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:36 AM
France is known for its chic cafés, superior fashions and high appreciation for wine, so it’s tough to comprehend that such a classy country also happens to be the world’s second-largest market for hip-hop after the United States. While...
| May 7, 2011
| 6:47 PM
— In the summer of 2006, one of Virginia's most influential lawmakers was hurting for cash.
Emails between Del. Phil Hamilton and his wife, Kim, show that the couple's bank accounts were nearly drained. They couldn't write any more checks or...
| Jun 26, 2011
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives.
But theMinnesota Republican and her...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:00 PM
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At the Lennox Home for the Mentally Insane, the patients are all surprisingly gorgeous and, in a bit of reality bending, required to perfect their own specific dance routines. While plotting her escape, Babydoll (Emily Browning)...
| Apr 2, 2011
As a student reporter at the Daily Illini newspaper, Jennifer Wheeler tried to use the state's open records law last May to get the results of class evaluations filled out by students.
In six weeks, she will graduate from the Urbana-Champaign campus...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 11:57 AM
FX's "Justified" seems to be on a roll in its second season. The storytelling has gotten even richer than in its freshman season. The acting, from stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins and the season-long guest star Margo Martindale (OK, and the...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 11:18 AM
I love books, and one of my all-time favorites is "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn."
I first read the classic Mark Twain novel when I was about 12 years old, and revisited it with my two sons, taking full advantage of the chance to ham it up while...