| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Amy Poehler and Allison Williams are featured on alternating covers of the February "Women in TV" edition of Elle, which goes on sale Jan. 14. [Elle]
Marie Claire's February issue, also on sale Jan. 14, features cover girl...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
While you've been watching Alyssa Milano on TV shows from "Who's the Boss?" to "Mistresses," she's been busy -- as a UNICEF ambassador witnessing the hardship of life in such places as Angola, India and Kosovo in the past decade.
You can meet the...
| Jan 12, 2014
Fifty years after the first, it's time to launch a new War on Poverty. But to do it we need to challenge myths about the first that have convinced too many that combating poverty is just one more phenomenon of the '60s that can never happen again....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Just two days after winning a Golden Globe for his role in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra," Michael Douglas received the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Peace Award on Tuesday evening at the 2014 UNICEF Ball, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Douglas became a...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The event: Matt Damon and producer Jerry Weintraub teamed up Tuesday to emcee the 2014 UNICEF Ball, so often going off script in their lively, largely impromptu dialogue that at one point Damon turned to Weintraub and, referencing Sunday's Golden Globes...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Lena Dunham of "Girls" is known for a certain scruffy edge, but she's got style cred now, appearing for the first time on the cover of February's Vogue, which deems her "the new queen of comedy." (Oh, and she also wore a white lace frock from Erdem's pre-...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Thursday was a busy day for movie mavens.
Stars gathered for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and some of the actors who won there also were winners when it came to fashion — among them Cate Blanchett, Amy Adams, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Thousands of travel enthusiasts are expected at the L.A. Times Travel Show this weekend to explore potential vacation spots, taste new foods, watch travel videos and films, and meet celebrities such as actress Alyssa Milano and travel guide author-...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Travelers looking to do good during their vacations while relaxing on the beach with margaritas should be careful about where they travel, actress Alyssa Milano said Saturday at the L.A. Times Travel Show.
"The scariest thing is going to a resort, and...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 7:00 PM
The author Ishmael Beah grew up listening to his grandmother tell folk tales that explained, among other things, why a spider has a narrow waist.
He quickly realized that beneath the whimsy were hidden life lessons he was expected to master.