| Nov 7, 2012
Pictures in the News | November 7, 2012...
| Nov 1, 2012
In Thursday's Pictures in the News: New York commuters take to public transportation in the wake of super storm Sandy, observances of All Saints Day in Barcelona, Spain, a rainbow appears over the Grand Palais in Paris, the Chinese Communist Party's...
| Nov 9, 2012
The Week in Pictures from around the world....
| Nov 8, 2012
Tibetans greeted the opening of the 18th Communist Party Congress with fiery protests as a record number committed public self-immolations to mark their opposition to Chinese rule....
| Feb 6, 2012
| 5:51 AM
BUCHAREST, Romania — On Sunday morning in Bucharest, I knew just what I wanted to do: I wanted to go to church. I also wanted to go down to the Old City, visit a few museums and buy a warm pretzel from a sidewalk stand. But mostly I wanted to go...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 9:16 AM
BERLIN - The indelible image of the former East German Olympic female swimmer: big, burly and unbeatable.
After the Berlin Wall fell, former swimming coaches confirmed that the freakishly masculine women had taken steroids under the Stasi-run sports...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:55 PM
The Colonel is a cartoonist’s dream. There have been so many outrageous utterances, each one topping the last, that it’s been hard to keep up. That this newly-minted National Hero of the Right happens to be a local figure (at least until he...
| Mar 13, 2011
The Beauty of Humanity Movement
Penguin Press: 312 pp., $25.95
It begins and ends with pho — in a noodle shop in Old Hanoi. Old man Hung is a true professional — his delicious soup is a metaphor for a dying way of...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2011
Suze Rotolo, Bob Dylan's former girlfriend in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, who appeared walking arm-in-arm with him on the iconic cover of his album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan," has died. She was 67.
Rotolo, who played a role in the young...
| Mar 4, 2011
Publisher promoted romance novels
Walter Zacharius, 87, a publisher and iconoclast who released an unauthorized version of the erotic classic "Candy" and had the savvy and sales talk to help romance novels make the transition from...