| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Lakers forward Pau Gasol was moved by his recent trip to Dohuk, Iraq, to visit with Syrian refugees.
"Most of the people didn't know who I was. They didn't know what I do," Gasol told The Times on Friday via telephone from Spain. "They saw someone...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
After a difficult season, Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol is looking forward to a new start this fall with the Lakers sans Dwight Howard.
"I understood and understand it was a difficult situation for a lot of people, to make things work," Gasol said...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 10:26 PM
Edin Dzeko has grown tired of the same question.
“You ask me again about the war,” he complained to a CNN reporter recently.
It's a fair subject, though. Because it is Dzeko's war experiences that best exemplify the resiliency and...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:58 PM
NEW DELHI – The Myanmar army released 62 child soldiers Wednesday in its latest bid to meet international human rights standards, although critics said more children still remain in uniform.
Since the army agreed to end the practice in June 2012,...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The number of Syrian children forced to flee their country has reached 1 million, according to United Nations figures, another grim milestone in a war that has claimed more than 100,000 lives.
U.N. officials say the conflict, now in its third year,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:27 AM
When she isn't busy looking perfect, being Tom Brady's wife, a mother of two or a model, apparently, Gisele Bundchen also sings.
Right. Because we really needed something else to make us feel sufficiently inferior today.
The 33-year-old Brazilian...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:30 AM
"Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids From Brooklyn," currently ensconced at Walt Disney Concert Hall's Ira Gershwin Gallery through Feb. 23, is a treasure trove of lyric sheets, performance materials, scripts, correspondence, business papers, posters,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 3:05 AM
ALEPPO, Syria — Bakri Sino spends his days combing through the rubble of a Scud attack, putting aside reusable blocks of concrete, twisted metal rods and still-intact doors. On one of the few walls left standing, someone has spray-painted, "Now...
| Oct 13, 2013
He was 15 years old but looked 12, a reedy, pale little guy with a mop of dark hair. When he stood in front of the class to tell his story, he was so nervous you could see his skinny legs trembling under his khakis. The drama class assignment was to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:31 PM
More than 8,000 miles away, in India, a groundbreaking is taking place thanks to someone who lives here in Huntington Beach.
Father Angelos Sebastian, who was born in Kerala, India, in 1975, left his home at age 14 to join the minor seminary in the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Alongside our heaps of reality television personalities, Kardashian-style celebrities and teenage pop stars, the United States is poised to get something it sorely needs: a public intellectual.
Ronan Farrow has the celebrity background. He's the son...