| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:02 AM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News a 235-foot-tall Delta IV Heavy rocket blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The rocket is the tallest ever to be launched from the base north of Santa Barbara. Although the purpose of the mission is secret, analysts...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Forest Whitaker tends to talk about his work with a mystical flourish. Movie roles, he says, have helped him achieve transcendence, learn the value of quiet and appreciate fear.
Yet the star of Lee Daniels' "The Butler" is...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:35 AM
You never know when you’ll need a 3-D printer.
They can cost anywhere from $400 to $25,000, which is a bit much if you’re trying to “print” (somehow, that seems like the wrong verb) a plastic cookie-cutter you’ve downloaded...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The massive Rim fire roared from the Stanislaus National Forest deeper into Yosemite National Park this week. Officials estimate that it will be fully contained in two or three weeks, but it is...
| Sep 8, 2013
Telegraph Avenue may be the spiritual heart of Berkeley and the University of California campus the focal point, but from a visitor's point of view, downtown is the ideal place to stay. It's close to everything and has its own vibe, with an eclectic...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:00 PM
TORONTO — Watching Steve McQueen's achingly brilliant "12 Years a Slave" at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by many things. The film's artistry — script, performances, imagery — is significant. The movie is...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Not a guy to mince words, two-fisted writer-director Samuel Fuller began (and ended) his tabloid classic "Shock Corridor" with a spurious quote from Euripides: "Whom God wishes to destroy he first makes mad." But he might just have well taken his epigraph...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:45 PM
It's likely few people are familiar with one aspect of the Rev. Martin Luther King's life — his appreciation of and background in classical music. The "Symphony of Brotherhood" concert Sunday at downtown's Zipper Concert Hall aims to highlight...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
You can’t seemingly find a more insider composer than David Del Tredici, whose “Bullycide” was commissioned by La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest and will have its premiere Friday night in Sherwood Auditorium of the Museum of...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The notion that religious freedom is under siege isn't just an American preoccupation. Some Christian leaders in Britain also have sounded the alarm, prompting a pointed rejoinder from the former spiritual leader of the Church of England that also...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- Cleaning and preservation crews have finished removing green paint that was splashed on the iconic statue inside the Lincoln Memorial three weeks ago, the National Park Service announced.
The vandalism was discovered on July 26 after...