| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:24 PM
She’s a whip-smart and opinionated anomaly, a newcomer to Washington of Haitian immigrant parents. She’s also, the Republican Party hopes, a harbinger of the future.
Late Tuesday night, in a narrow, hard-won victory celebrated by her...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Joan Didion famously said that "we tell ourselves stories in order to live." Didion was talking of the way we create narratives out of the stuff of our lives, attempting to make sense, to extract meaning, from what happens to us, what we observe around...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Blair Treu, the director of "Meet the Mormons," described his film to the Salt Lake Tribune as a documentary produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for nonmembers — a project that started as a visitor center piece for the...
| Oct 10, 2014
Tickets for the touring version of "The Book of Mormon," returning to Orlando in December, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17.
This time around, the musical comedy will play at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from Dec. 26-...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The British Humanist Assn. recently began a poster campaign in the London Underground offering a daily “Thought for the Commute,” not only to garner attention for the association, but also to get commuters to ponder the meaning of life....
| Sep 28, 2014
You may know actor B.J. Novak from his hilarious role as Ryan the weasel-y temp on TV's "The Office,'' but he is a comedian, director, producer and author, too. Novak won praise for his debut story collection, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:00 AM
It didn't last long, but for a short time in the 1840s the Mississippi River town of Nauvoo was the largest city in Illinois. While most municipalities thrived on trade, Nauvoo's propelling force was something much less tangible: faith. And that would...
| Apr 18, 2014
In 1844, when Illinois was the wild, wild west, an armed mob stormed a jailhouse and assassinated an American religious leader.
And got away with it.
The story of Mormon founder Joseph Smith's death 170 years ago receives a fascinating retelling in...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of Huntington Beach and the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council are joining forces for a day of community service on Saturday.
Organizers estimate that more than 1,000 volunteers will...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:29 PM
In the early 2000s, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' stance on same-sex marriage aligned with the opinions of most Americans: Gays and lesbians shouldn't be allowed to marry.
Since then, popular opposition to same-sex marriage has...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Here’s the pickle: The biggest Broadway hit of the new century celebrates (yay!) and mocks (uh-oh) your religion.
What’s a latter-day church to do?
If the show was “The Book of Mormon” and you were The Church of Jesus Christ of...