| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Architect Kurt Meyer not only designed numerous commercial buildings in Los Angeles noted for their Mid-Century style, he was also a champion of saving the city's architectural treasures. But at first, the Swiss-born Meyer wanted nothing to do with L.A....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:44 AM
The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
| Aug 24, 2014
| 12:56 AM
A fish doesn't jump in Tlingit, the native language of indigenous people of Southeast Alaska.
It performs a feat no word in English can adequately express. The verb in Tlingit captures the instant when a fish breaks the surface, the sequence of sounds...
| Jun 26, 2014
An occasional listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. How Wrong You Are allows visitors to match wits against the public and the......
| Sep 12, 2014
If global warming is a worldwide wake-up call, we're all pretty heavy sleepers. It's telling that 20 years after the United Nations acknowledged the threat of human-driven climate change, we're still basically at a loss for how to get going on the...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Would a professor who claimed that the English colonialist settlers were the indigenous population of North America be offered a job to teach American Indian studies at the University of Illinois?
Yet the equivalent assertion that Palestinians are...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:06 AM
The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change.
Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue.
And the administration...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 11:18 AM
If you missed it over the summer or fall, there's still time to explore the remarkable exhibition, "Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions," at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino.
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:59 AM
It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca).
Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...
| Jan 2, 2014
For food, fashion and fast trains, few labels are more sought after, and rightly so, than "Made in France." But when it comes to the making and unmaking of empires, not so much. Take the case of the Central African Republic.
Three weeks ago, as bloody...