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  • Review: 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters' a heroic effort for demigod

    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...
  • Holocaust survivors embrace the next generation of gratitude

    Holocaust survivors embrace the next generation of gratitude
    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,...
  • 9/11 memories: 'All hell was about to break loose'

    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....
  • The God Squad: No belly buttons for Adam and Eve

    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 godsquadquestion@aol.com A: Good point. Adam should have a "rib button" and Eve should have had no...
  • Hundreds gather to mourn slain firefighter

    Hundreds gather to mourn slain firefighter
    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...
  • Commentary: Writing prompts reflection on 'heroes'

    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...
  • Story of wartime death, secrets raises the right questions

    Story of wartime death, secrets raises the right questions
    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...
  • Looking for the artisanal life in 'Telling Room,' and 'Gaining Ground'

    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...
  • Officer who leaked Boston bombing suspect photos now on limited duty

    Officer who leaked Boston bombing suspect photos now on limited duty
    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...
  • If only Mikhail Kalashnikov had invented the AK-47 sowing machine

    If only Mikhail Kalashnikov had invented the AK-47 sowing machine
    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...
  • Review: Ben Stiller gives 'Walter Mitty' a smart, antic touch

    Review: Ben Stiller gives 'Walter Mitty' a smart, antic touch
    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,...