| Aug 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
After a terrific turn in last year's fine indie drama "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," Logan Lerman is back in franchise-land. This time, the engaging young actor reprises his role as earnest demigod (that is, half human-half god) Percy Jackson in the...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:53 PM
The intertwined history of the Jewish Reches family of Mount Washington and Greenspring and the Roman Catholic Staszczak-Wrobel family of Poland is extraordinary, and extraordinarily inspiring.
When family members recount it at schools, churches,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Even 12 years later, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, sear Americans' memories. In comments posted on latimes.com, people remember the tragic events of the day -- the moments, both good and bad, heroic and fearful, that are summed up by the numerals 9/11....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Q: What, in your opinion, was the reason the early church allowed religious art to show Adam and Eve with belly buttons? — D., Buffalo, N.Y. via firstname.lastname@example.org
A: Good point. Adam should have a "rib button" and Eve should have had no...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 3:18 PM
It was clear from the beginning that Andrew Hoffman was born to be a firefighter.
His father and grandfather were respected members of the city force. He wore a red fireman's hat at his first birthday party. And after hiding in a freezer during a...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:37 AM
After 10 months of writing and researching five hours a day, spilling umpteen thousand words and creating 66 chapters, I'm pages away from completing my book.
I'm hoping to finish today. However, I must complete this column, teach at the Leadership...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:41 PM
You don't likely know the playwriting duo of Chance Bone and Andrew Burden Swanson — they're mostly a pair of young Chicago actors. But there's enough to "The Casuals," a very intriguing, impressively unpredictable, heartfelt and promisingly complex...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The food world is knee-deep in artisanship. It sometimes seems you can't swing a house-made salumi in the aisle of your local fancy grocery without knocking a couple of new products off the shelf. What started with wine, bread and cheese – the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:46 PM
The Massachusetts police photographer who never sought permission before releasing images of the arrest of the man accused of being the Boston Marathon bomber has been placed on restricted duty with pay pending further investigation of his case, his...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The merchant of death is dead: Mikhail Kalashnikov passed Monday at 94 in a hospital in Izhevsk, the capital of the Russian republic of Udmurtia.
Of course you know his name; everyone knows his name. It’s as famous a name as Samuel Colt, maker...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:07 AM
As a director and star trying to extend into new territory, Ben Stiller is his own best friend. With wild and crazy films like "Zoolander" and "Tropic Thunder" in his past, Stiller's taken a different turn in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," but,...