| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:02 PM
The fifth World Festival of Sacred Music is coming to Los Angeles, and Glendale is hosting part of the celebration of life-affirming performances.
Held every three years, the World Festival of Sacred Music was born 14 years ago, when founder Judy Mitorna...
| Oct 13, 2011
Is it possible to transform from a self-centered, immature, angry man into a more open, loving, communicative husband? For Mike Love, the author of "Confessions of a Recovering Stupid Male: Creating Loving Relationships That Will Last a Lifetime"...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Boy, I hope President Obama comes out of his shell soon. He's been awfully quiet. Perhaps he's being introspective, Zen-like around the White House, talking to the portraits of past presidents. He's so quick to want to please his political opponents,...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:36 AM
occupation: Cross-Cultural Business Consultant
found at: Elizabeth Park (Hartford)
What was your earliest ambition?
Being raised in France, I loved music, dance and the arts and wanted to become a professional dancer and Picasso...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 1:15 PM
More than 100 Tibetan-Americans and supporters made their way through Chicago’s downtown today to memorialize the date in 1959 when Chinese forces occupied the country and forced the Dalai Lama into exile.
The marchers started about 11 a.m. near...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 2:28 PM
If you want to be happy, elect your boss, take a break from your mobile phone and give to charity — that's the advice from a new global movement for happiness whose members include the Dalai Lama.
Action for Happiness was co-founded by Richard...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:39 PM
IRVINE — It all started when someone asked Kelly Smith what she would do if she had a magic wand to change the world.
Her answer — to help kids learn and realize what's special about them — sparked a dream that blossomed into the Center...
| May 1, 2011
The Chicken Chronicles
(The New Press: 208 pp.,$21.95)
You pick up the book and you enter the slow, dazy world of the writer and her chickens. You put the book down to get something to eat and the spell is loosened. You think, "Chickens?...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Every few years, we all end up at the DMV, the great leveler, where ethnicity, income or community standing is inconsequential. In a recent visit, amid a crowd of every age and personal background, I was struck by how similar we all are — both in...
| May 1, 2011
| 12:39 PM
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Mike Sacks: The author of "Your Wildest Dreams, Within Reason" will present and sign his new book. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.
Francine Prose and Mark...
| May 3, 2011
| 8:13 PM
Jennifer Beals, of "Flashdance" and "The Chicago Code," stopped by the Showcase Studio on May 3, 2011, to visit with John Williams. She was joined by Tim Boyd of The Theosophical Society and, while discussing her screen career, Jennifer and Tim also...