| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:00 PM
P.J. O'Rourke's latest book has a title that might give his fans pause: "The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way and It Wasn't My Fault and I'll Never Do It Again." Is the opinionated humorist apologizing for himself? Don't be fooled.
"I am a secret baby-...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Commentator Kenneth Lasson argues that universities should not boycott or divest from Israel, nor "inhibit Israeli scholars and scientists from obtaining grants or publishing learned articles" — all in the name of academic freedom ("Academic...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 12:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — With an assured and intimate voice, playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar's stories cleverly slide across religion, tradition, sexuality and the dangerous if sometimes comical predicaments endured by Muslims in a post-Sept. 11 world...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:12 PM
When Tuesday's Maryland Day ceremony was relocated to the Baltimore Basilica because of the snow, several speakers noted the significance of the location.
As the first Catholic cathedral in the country, in a state with a history of religious tolerance,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:03 PM
I was a religion major at Chapman University, took several postgraduate world religions courses at Claremont Graduate University and taught classes at Orange Coast College. I am on the board of the Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council and am very active...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. — Fethullah Gulen, a frail 75-year-old Islamic preacher with a gift for oratory, leads an ascetic life in a 26-acre compound tucked into rolling farmland and woods here, far from the political crisis and international intrigue he is...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Aside from reminding everyone that Christmas is the best (or worst) time to garner oodles of free publicity, the "Duck Dynasty" fracas -- with A&E suspending and reinstating "star" Phil Robertson, primarily over comments about gays -- illustrates just how...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Volunteerism and selflessness do not come as a surprise to members of Huntington Beach's vast network of community groups and nonprofit service organizations.
And for this reason the City Council in August recognized Huntington Beach as a "compassionate...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca had something on his mind Friday and needed some advice. He summoned a top aide to his office and let him in on a secret: Baca was thinking about stepping down.
The sheriff's leadership was under attack after a string...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With his sexually explicit, four-hour magnum opus, "Nymphomaniac," world cinema's enfant terrible Lars von Trier re-emerges as its dirty-old-man terrible, delivering a dense, career-encompassing work designed to shock, provoke and ultimately enlighten a...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Marylanders had a special affinity for John F. Kennedy, who we memorialize this week on the 50th anniversary of his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. That affinity is more than the fact that Kennedy was a Democrat in a state weighted toward...