| Oct 10, 2011
Who the heck would want to be like Betty or her ad man ex, Don?
That's what I asked myself recently when I passed a Banana Republic window display featuring the retailer's new "Mad Men"-inspired clothing collection.
"Are you a Betty?" read a poster with...
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| Nov 4, 2011
| 8:59 AM
June 6, 2011
Generations of Jewish loyalty to the Democratic Party is under stress – a transformation that may be accelerated by Jewish voters’ concerns about President Barack Obama’s policies toward Israel.
The stakes are huge. The...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Jewish scholar Daniel Gordis, senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, will speak at two places in South Florida in November.
At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7, he will speak at Zinman Hall of the Levis Jewish Community Center, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca...
| Jan 17, 2012
Don't forget to consider travel insurance when you plan your 2012 travels: Decide if you need it and figure the cost into your budgeting. Chances are it won't be a budget-buster, but failure to buy the right coverage could, in fact, bust your budget...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 2:35 PM
About 90 audience members watched the opening show of a new documentary on the great Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem. But none watched with more interest than Mitchell Waife, who was watching the story of his grandfather.
"Terrific job," Waife said Oct....
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha.
The temple is one of three great...
| Aug 8, 2011
Mark O. Hatfield, whose 35 years as Oregon's U.S. senator illuminated his conviction that Republicans could be God-fearing conservatives and also passionate advocates for ending wars and racial discrimination, has died. He was 89.
Hatfield died Sunday in...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Initial results from Egypt's first elections since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak are in, and it appears Islamist parties have captured the lion's share of the vote. The rise of politicians eager to curtail basic human rights, particularly for women,...
| Dec 4, 2011
Events in recent days — from the eviction of Occupy L.A. protesters from the grounds of Los Angeles City Hall to the open-records lawsuit inspired by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s defiance of his party’s leadership — have...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Former Sen. Rick Santorum said there's good reason why he's talking a lot more about foreign policy than other Republican candidates.
"Because I believe that there's a very good chance that by next election day, the national security issues in this...