| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide. The end of the epidemic is...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:01 AM
How about some good news for a change?
Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting...
| Jul 1, 2014
Back in high school, I had a friend — let's call her Maribel — who was determined to be more successful than her poor, immigrant family. She set about doing so in all the traditional ways: She tested into magnet schools, did every extra credit...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
An inheritance can give your children just the financial boost they need. They could use it to pay off lingering debt, for a house down payment, to contribute to a kid's education or just to provide extra peace of mind. But if you're concerned about...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Savoring trip to Templeton
Thank you for the article on Templeton, Calif. ["A Different Way to Roll," by Marc Stirdivant, June 1]. When we go, we usually eat at McPhee's on Friday and Saturday because we like it so much. Be sure to save room for dessert...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:24 PM
You know how it goes. You lose track of friends and then one day, someone gets in touch to say the friend has left us to our mortal pursuits.
Two such messages came recently within the span of a few days.
The first was an email from a stranger who...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Mali has musical heritage extending back centuries, and a vibrant contemporary music culture that bubbles up all over. There's American-inflected hip-hop. There's a grand tradition of Afro-Cuban dance music. Griots, also known as djelis, maintain a...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:06 PM
On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:10 PM
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In race that has drawn heavy interest from the entertainment industry, Republican Elan Carr led a long list of candidates seeking to advance to November's general election and succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles).
The district, which...