| Nov 21, 2013
The promotional materials for award-winning sci-fi and mystery author Nicola Griffith's new doorstop of historical fiction, “Hild,” read in part: “As in Hilary Mantel's ‘Wolf Hall' and Sigrid Undset's ‘Kristin Lavransdatter,'...
| Jan 19, 2014
Few things stick out more in black American speech than the pronunciation of "ask" as "ax." And when I say that it "sticks out," I'm being polite.
Attitudes about Ebonics have evolved somewhat as hip hop has become America's favorite music. Even the...
| Feb 23, 2014
Beyond the burning barricades and the corpses in the streets, here is what is at stake in Ukraine's insurrectionary drama.
The future of Ukraine as an independent state-nation
Intense violence inside a state, still falling short of civil war, can go...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:36 PM
There was so much interest in Austin Hatch's news conference on Wednesday in a lecture hall at Los Angeles Loyola that a TV station from Indiana went live with some of his comments.
Hatch, the 6-foot-6 senior who moved to Los Angeles from Fort Wayne,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
"I am Cyrus, king of the universe, the great king, the powerful king, king of Babylon, king of Sumer and Akkad, king of the four quarters of the world...."
So says the wedge-shaped cuneiform script on the little Cyrus Cylinder, one of the most...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hang on to your deerstalker cap: Sherlock Holmes is not dead.
This news may come as a shock to some, not least to John Watson, the doctor played by Martin Freeman in "Sherlock," the BBC's contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:00 PM
WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s largest law-enforcement organizations has voiced “vehement opposition" to the nomination of Debo Adegbile to become the Department of Justice’s top voting rights official, telling the White House...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Twenty venues around Southern California will offer free admission on Jan. 25 as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program.
Participating museums include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:45 AM
An elderly woman was seriously injured in an early morning fire in Laurel, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
The fire in the 9500 block of Canterbury Riding in Laurel was reported around 5:15 a.m. by a newspaper...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:04 AM
Art enthusiasts, dabblers and neophytes: This is your final call. Saturday is the day when many of Southern California's major museums are offering free admission to the general public. No art-school prerequisites are required, though they will...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:00 AM
On Thursday the Huntington Library announced a significant donation: a collection of Evelyn Waugh books, manuscripts and correspondence. The gift will make the Huntington the second leading center of Waugh studies in the world.
Waugh, born in 1903 in...