| May 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
BEIJING -- One scene of the new documentary “Chimeras” shows the young Chinese artist Liu Gang wandering with his camera around a town in China that's been built to resemble an English village. Liu is in Thames Town, a development outside...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:39 PM
She's selling out concerts and inspiring fervent devotion, but Japan’s Hatsune Miku is virtually a star...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Former site of internment camp considered for historical status...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 9:37 PM
The Beijing International Film Festival sees visits from Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye in "The Avengers," which was screened) and James Cameron (whose "Titanic 3D" is doing well in China)....
| Nov 5, 2012
| 11:23 PM
What’s more irresistible to China's propaganda machine than an American reporter in a red hard hat? An American reporter in a Peking opera costume. These were among the hard journalistic lessons learned on a weekend bus tour arranged by the media...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 7:22 PM
Newhall Ranch Project: Environmentalists and cultural heritage preservationists are claiming victory in the decision of a Los Angeles Superior Court to order the California Department of Fish and Game to redo pertinent studies connected to the proposed...
| Mar 26, 2012
John Payton, a leading civil rights lawyer who defended the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy before the Supreme Court and led the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, has died. He was 65.
Payton died Thursday at Johns Hopkins...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 7:22 AM
A new national survey of nonprofit executives suggests it isn’t just the uncertain economy that’s making it hard for charities – including arts and culture groups – to meet their fundraising goals. The research says there’s...
| Sep 30, 2012
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Halfway through reading Paul Elie's "Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that Bach...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Joyce D. Miller, who rose from an assembly line job to the top ranks of American labor as the first woman on the AFL-CIO executive council, died June 30 in Washington. She was 84.
The cause was a stroke, said her daughter, Rebecca Miller.
| Dec 26, 2012
You'd be hard pressed to find a company that talks more about its "people-centric" management culture than Barry-Wehmiller, a privately owned manufacturer of industrial equipment.
Barry-Wehmiller, which has $1.5 billion in annual sales, says it's all...