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  • Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]

    Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]
    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...
  • Susan Spano talks about great trips, wild dogs and her new book

    Susan Spano talks about great trips, wild dogs and her new book
    Susan Spano’s name might ring a bell. It appeared in the pages of the Los Angeles Times 941 times from 1998 through 2009, when Spano served as a staff travel writer and columnist. Before that, she wrote the Frugal Traveler column for the New York...
  • Julie Westfall to lead L.A. Times' new online desk

    Julie Westfall to lead L.A. Times' new online desk
    The Times has hired an editor to lead a newly created desk that will focus on online news coverage. Julie Westfall will be the first editor of the "RealTime news desk." Deputy Managing Editor Megan Garvey announced the hire in this memo to the...
  • How a lot of money helped vault Pennsylvania primary candidate to top

    How a lot of money helped vault Pennsylvania primary candidate to top
    There are a host of primaries on Tuesday in states across the country, but for one that shows just how effective money can be in politics, look no further than Pennsylvania. Four Democrats are competing to run against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, widely...
  • A looming crisis in caregiving [Commentary]

    My stay-at-home mom cared for her father for nearly two years until his increasing dementia and the demands of a young family became too much for her. Fortunately, there was a plain, clean, affordable facility staffed by kind souls nearby. My turn at...
  • Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies
    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
  • Review: 'A Life in Men' by Gina Frangello

    Review: 'A Life in Men' by Gina Frangello
    Love is brutalized throughout Gina Frangello's second novel, "A Life in Men." The pursuit of it, the act, the possibility. Love is what two young American women think they want, are perhaps even owed, but violence — premeditated, haphazard, self-...
  • New Hartford Superintendent Has Right Resume

    New Hartford Superintendent Has Right Resume
    The proof will be in the performance, but it's hard not to be optimistic about Hartford's incoming superintendent of schools, Beth Schiavino-Narvaez. Ms. Schiavino-Narvaez, 41, has a stunning resume. She was a Fulbright scholar in South Korea and a...
  • Bobby Shriver's ties that bind

    Bobby Shriver's ties that bind
    Kennedy memorabilia is scattered around Bobby Shriver's campaign headquarters. On one wall hangs a photo of a giant Robert F. Kennedy mural, on another the signed text of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's 1980 speech to the Democratic National Convention: "To...
  • Nina Mukerjee Furstenau: Six recipe cards, a wing and a prayer

    Nina Mukerjee Furstenau: Six recipe cards, a wing and a prayer
    An astonishing network of mothers, aunts, and cousins — epic really in its proportions — reached out to me in Kansas when I was 17 in 1979. It was because of Indian boys. Other than my brother and a son of a family friend, no Indian males my...
  • This Year's Marathon Like None Before It

    This Year's Marathon Like None Before It
    I ran my first Boston Marathon in 1965. I will never forget the sheer physical experience, the pain, fatigue and exhaustion. But equally, I will never forget the emotional high — the rising excitement as the miles wore on, the cheering of the...