| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Nobel Peace Prize laureates who had planned to gather in Cape Town in mid-October to honor the late Nelson Mandela announced Thursday that they were canceling or relocating the summit in protest of the South African government's refusal to issue a visa...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:37 AM
A Beijing economics professor who had become China’s most prominent critic of government policies toward the nation’s Uighur ethnic minority was convicted on charges of separatism Tuesday and sentenced to life in prison.
The trial of Ilham...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:20 PM
A history of the avant-garde in Orange County, an installation that takes a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. as a point of inspiration, sound as heard by deaf ears and an L.A. freeway in mirrors. The art season is starting to get rolling and it’s...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:54 PM
It's not the way French President Francois Hollande would want to be known: cold, calculating and uncaring.
But that is the way he was portrayed by former First Lady Valerie Trierweiler in an intimate and damaging account of their stormy relationship,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:09 AM
For the past decade, Chicago bandleader-composer Ernest Dawkins has been composing vast suites dealing head-on with some of the most turbulent chapters of American history.
Works such as "UnTill Emmett Till" (about the murder of its title character),...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:48 PM
In just over a century and a half, the concept of a presidential library has evolved from a small room in a home where first lady Sarah Polk kept her late husband's letters and mementos into multimillion-dollar complexes that house thousands of official...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 8:04 AM
The heroic life of Nelson Mandela has inspired uncounted tributes and probably will do so for years to come.
But one of the most promising will unfold Thursday night, when the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival presents the world premiere of "Homage to...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:13 PM
You never know where U2 might turn up: It could be in a Super Bowl commercial, at an Apple product launch or even in your iTunes app, patiently awaiting a free download. The Irish arena rockers have proven to be savvy self-marketers and ubiquitous pop-...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A love of maps is every true traveler's secret pleasure.
As a correspondent in Africa, years before one could follow a path rendered by MapQuest or Google Earth, I came to love and rely on those hand-stenciled city maps in the Lonely Planet guidebook...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:22 AM
A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj and Managing Editor Marc Duvoisin:
Today we announce a reorganization involving three of our most important news departments. These changes will advance our efforts to produce a digital report...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Nadine Gordimer, the crusading Nobel literature laureate who won fame as the finest chronicler of apartheid in South Africa, has died, her family told Associated Press. She was 90.
A prickly, astute writer who called literature “an ax to break...