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  • Review: Alfredo Ramos Martínez, champion of ordinary people, revisited

    Review: Alfredo Ramos Martínez, champion of ordinary people, revisited
    Alfredo Ramos Martínez was a few weeks shy of 58 when he packed up his studio and, with his wife and daughter, moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles in 1929. He arrived just in time for the epic collapse of the economy. Not surprisingly, the Great...
  • Holiday Season Calendar

     Holiday Season Calendar
    General Holiday Events Queen Mary Chill Returning for its second year, Chill turns the landmark dome at Queen Mary Port into a giant igloo containing larger-than-life ice sculptures. Adding to the arctic aura are a skating rink, ice tubing...
  • Obamacare lawsuit forces order of nuns into the public eye

    Obamacare lawsuit forces order of nuns into the public eye
    People recognized St. Jeanne Jugan by the begging basket she carried while walking down the roads of Brittany, in northwest France, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Going from door to door, Jugan would ask people for money, gifts —...
  • More anxious retailers will open earlier on Thanksgiving

    More anxious retailers will open earlier on Thanksgiving
    The annual retail arms race is invading Thanksgiving with a vengeance. Instead of a Norman Rockwell tableau of family gathered round the turkey, a more fitting image this year might be Americans rushing out to bag bargains. On Monday, Wal-Mart, Target...
  • Iran state TV breaks decades-long taboo against showing instruments

    Iran state TV breaks decades-long taboo against showing instruments
    TEHRAN -- A technical blunder? Or the latest episode in the culture wars between Iran's hard-liners and moderates? Confusion is rife in the Iranian capital about a recent showing of musical instruments on Iranian state television that broke a three-...
  • Traveling in 2014? Here are 14 things to know

    Traveling in 2014? Here are 14 things to know
    New players in the ever-annoying world of air carriers. New perks for visitors to Vegas. New ways to get around town. Travel continues to evolve, sometimes in great ways, sometimes in ways that make us want to stick out our tongues. The travel treat and...
  • Black Friday is the busiest, but what's the best day to holiday shop?

    Black Friday is the busiest, but what's the best day to holiday shop?
    The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest days of the years at malls and other shopping centers around the country, as the prospect of bargain bin televisions and dirt cheap clothing draws hordes of deal-hunters to shake off their...
  • Ethiopian filmmaker hopes 'Difret' will make a difference

     Ethiopian filmmaker hopes 'Difret' will make a difference
    PARK CITY, Utah — When Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, newly arrived in the United States to continue his education, wrote to his father in Ethiopia that he'd decided to study film, the reaction was not exactly positive. "He wrote back a two-page letter...
  • Alfredo Ramos Martínez rediscovered Mexico in Los Angeles

    Alfredo Ramos Martínez rediscovered Mexico in Los Angeles
    For generations, a holy trinity of painter-muralists has loomed over Mexican modern art. Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco, known as los tres grandes, or "the big three," generally have set the terms for any discussion about...
  • Sundance 2014: At ground zero for U.S. film, a Persian wave

    Sundance 2014: At ground zero for U.S. film, a Persian wave
    The teenage girl Sepideh only wants to look at the stars. A student of astronomy and worshipful devotee of Albert Einstein, she dreams of joining the young men who trek out nightly in the desert south of Tehran to gaze at constellations. But such...
  • Are people violent by nature? Probably.

     Are people violent by nature? Probably.
    Do genes make us do it? The idea that human behavior is driven by genes makes many people uncomfortable, and nowhere is the dispute more bitter than when discussing the biological underpinnings of violence. The war of ideas over violence and human...