| Feb 27, 2011
The paint has barely dried on the Dodgers' new spring training digs in Glendale, Ariz., and another new venue is making its debut in Arizona's Cactus League.
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the third new ballpark in Arizona's spring circuit in the...
| Oct 14, 2010
There was a time when the New World did not exist. The sun set in the west in an ocean where no man dared to venture. The leading geographers of the day believed that monsters guarded the edge of the world and that it was impossible to cross an ocean of...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 9:27 AM
"Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders"
New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2010
In her searing and beautiful first novel of misfits marooned on a farm in the outer reaches of Western Australia, Goldie Goldbloom puts the dual horror and...
| Oct 24, 2010
Reporting from Urumqi, China —
Almost invariably when visitors approach the middle-aged woman enshrined in a climatized exhibit case in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum, they pause and do a double take. What gets the most attention...
| May 20, 2010
The story "'Green' project gets go ahead" (April 29) sounded so great until I realized these 22 homes approved by the Planning Commission are to be built on sacred land to Native Americans and just as likely to contain cogged stones and burials as the...
| Jun 3, 2010
The leap from eighth grade to high school can be a difficult one, but it can be made easier with the help of a good book. We asked several notables to recommend a good summertime read for incoming high school freshmen. Their suggestions:
| Jun 10, 2010
GLENDALE — Kendra Owen was shopping at the Glendale Galleria on Wednesday when Alana Gregos, the assistant manager of the LUSH cosmetics store, briefed her on North America's dependence on fossil fuel.
Gregos was one of the more than half-dozen...
| Jul 11, 2010
Carlos Monsiváis wasn't a "pundit," although he spoke and wrote with biting irony and insight about politics. He wasn't a "talking head" either, although he regularly appeared on TV shows in his native Mexico to offer erudite yet unstuffy thoughts about...
| Jul 7, 2010
| 5:36 PM
We broke camp early and headed south, following the Yellowstone River. Then, taking a quick jaunt through western Wyoming we tacked our ship, pointed it west and followed the Pacific sun.
This is my last write chronicling this Montana adventure, a...
| Jul 16, 2010
After four years in Laguna Beach, Rohrer Fine Art has closed its doors permanently.
The upscale gallery, where a multi-million dollar sale of works by Monet and Degas made local history in 2007, has moved its wares to Palm Desert and a new location in...
| Feb 25, 2010
Philip Hoare is best known for his biography of Noel Coward, but he turns his attention to a much grimmer subject than the follies of "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" in "The Whale," an eminently readable chronicle of the tragic interaction between humans and...