| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:21 AM
We’ve all felt it, and it seems somehow symbolic that the Anglophone world has yet to coin a word to describe it: that nasty, mischievous delight that we take in the misfortunes of others. When politicians are caught with call girls; when aspiring...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Art, music and film will be used to speak against oppression, bullying and turning a blind eye to discrimination in a series of Central Florida events this fall.
Notable cultural groups such as the Bach Festival Society, Enzian Theater and the Cornell...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:49 AM
"In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote, 1966
This book is life-changing because it is a true story, detailing the murder of the Clutter family. It cataloged the events leading up to the murder all the way through the executions of the confessed killers....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:30 PM
I'm watching an unfamiliar man pace my room, sweat dripping from his scarred neck. He tells me I'm in danger. I'd been in a minor car accident, and he believes I may have suffered permanent injury.
"You need an MRI," he urges.
"But I feel fine and...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:25 PM
For years, people who read Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novels assumed she was born in India. She wrote about swamis, social climbers, duplicitous landlords and other characters from the Indian bourgeoisie who inevitably found themselves colliding with...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The Bach Festival Society's 2013-14 season includes the return of favorites Emanuel Ax, Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan; a musical commemoration of Kristallnacht; and the 79th Bach Festival.
The season is divided into three performance series...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Kudos to the Glendale City Council for its persistence in approving the Comfort Women Memorial. There will always be opposition and controversy when victims of a tragedy are memorialized because the perpetrators want to deny or justify their acts. The...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:19 PM
It had been just two hours since Damond Williams Sr. heard from his 16-year-old daughter, and he knew something was wrong. The girl was a homebody, a standout student. She was rarely out after dark.
Diamond Williams' family launched a search of their...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Six local students who have just completed their junior year in high school were among the more than 1,500 high school students from across the country who participated in the youth tour held June 16-21, in Washington, D.C.
These six students who are...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Raymond Rodriguez was 10 years old in 1936 when his immigrant father walked out of the family's Long Beach farmhouse and returned to Mexico, never to see his wife and children again.
The son would spend decades pondering the forces that had driven his...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Filmmaker Ziad Doueiri wanted "The Attack" to start a conversation. But that assumed people could see his Middle Eastern terrorism tale.
"We knew when we were writing the script that the film was certainly going to provoke debate, but we didn't write it...