| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters...
| Apr 12, 2014
What really makes the meals of Passover, which begins this year on Monday at sundown, different? It may not be what you think.
The simple answer is found in Exodus 13:6-7: "For seven days you must eat matzos (unleavened bread).... No chametz or leaven...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Unless one is Native American, getting a grasp of complex Native American spiritual cosmologies is not easy. And that distinction, which might be called a quality of profound otherness, is in essence what drives a fascinating show recently opened at the...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
LAS VEGAS — Telling friends that you're heading to Las Vegas for some Shakespeare is a bit like claiming you read Playboy for the interviews.
Well, I did indeed head to Vegas last weekend to see "The Tempest," and I can guarantee that I was the...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Hey, gay rights activists: Why are you doing your best to make everyone hate you?
I'm talking about the forced resignation of Mozilla Corp. CEO Brendan Eich. Because six years ago as a private citizen -- I repeat, six years ago as a private citizen --...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Hundreds of marchers stood at the ready in Long Beach's Cambodia Town on Sunday morning, little girls twirling parasols and men and women in bright traditional dress, sitting in horse-drawn carriages.
There was an air of anticipation as thousands of...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Mukhta Mollah deftly smooths the red fabric and guides it through a whirling sewing machine. She sews side seams on women's blouses bound for America. Eight hours a day or longer in this hot and sweaty factory. Six days a week.
On this day, like every...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:43 PM
TEHRAN — Fireworks crackled on the streets at dusk Tuesday as many Iranians celebrated the pre-Islamic festival of Chaharshanbe Suri, sometimes referred to as the Festival of Fire.
The celebration, which marks the run-up to Nowruz, the new year...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:17 AM
To help preserve a Persian New Year tradition, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has offered a temporary reprieve to those who want to burn wood in Newport Beach's fire pits.
Wood can be burned in the pits until March 24, said City Manager...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"I felt a creative spirit the first time I walked in this house," says Rina Welles of the 1921 Santa Monica house that was once home to renowned German playwright Bertolt Brecht. "I liked the energy."
The foursquare house was where Brecht penned "The...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Bruce Lazenby remembers the spring morning when the management staff of Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier gathered in a boardroom, baffled by the events of the weekend.
In two days, the cemetery had seen Dodger Stadium-size crowds of Chinese...