| 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),...
| 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-...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Nelson Mandela had a profound impact on human rights activism beyond his work to end apartheid in South Africa, said Annapolis civil rights activist Carl Snowden.
"Just as Martin Luther King Jr. was a symbol for brotherhood and sisterhood in this nation,...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 10:41 AM
A South Carolina sheriff says he will not lower the American flag flying above his office to half-staff to honor the late Nelson Mandela because Mandela was not an American, according to news reports.
The sheriff's refusal flies in the face of an...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 1:43 PM
We've all seen selfies taken in questionable places. During a school lockdown. In front of a man attempting suicide. At Auschwitz.
Now, some people are adding President Obama to the list of people with poor selfie judgment after the leader of the free...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
[<a href="//storify.com/latimes/nelson-mandela-dies-at-age-95" target="_blank">View the story "Nelson Mandela dies at age 95" on Storify</a>]<h1>Nelson Mandela dies at age 95</h1><h2>South Africa's first black president and...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:13 PM
South African leader Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Leaders and celebrities around the world have spoken out in reaction to the death of the anti-apartheid icon.
Madiba, as he was known to many, was ill in recent years. He continued to be a beloved...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The annual Gallup poll of the most admired men and women in the U.S. has come out, and it contains two actors, a queen, a pope, a Pakistani, a talk-show host and a plethora of politicians.
Despite the healthcare drama, President Obama held on to the top...