| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:05 PM
For many years, some orthodox Jews have performed ritual chicken sacrifice in the days leading up to Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.
The practice, known variously as kaparot, kapparot or kaparos, was originally meant to jolt practitioners...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In his native Belize, Andy Palacio is frequently compared to another lion of Afro-Caribbean music, Bob Marley.
Like Marley, Palacio was an artistic pioneer and prophet of a musical genre shaped by the cross-currents of colonialism and slavery, yet...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:39 PM
President Obama paused on his trip through Los Angeles on Wednesday to sit for wide-ranging questions on housing and mortgage finance policy.
But the live-streamed discussion was less notable for the content — the president broke little news,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The Los Angeles Fashion Council's upcoming runway shows will be staged at the Grove shopping center, LAFC director Kelsi Smith announced Tuesday.
The two-day schedule of eight shows is slated for Oct. 9 and 10 in the Grove's park area (the area adjacent...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:50 PM
In a parking lot behind a Pico Boulevard building, inside a makeshift tent of metal poles and tarps, a man in a white coat and black skullcap grabs a white-feathered hen under the wings and performs an ancient ritual.
He circles the chicken in the air...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When I was at the interview for my Global Entry card — a program that allows faster passage through Customs upon return to the U.S. — one of the last things the Customs and Border Protection officer said before I left was this, "Don't get...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The production lost two days to sandstorms. The crew faced a last-minute scramble when the nervous owner of a mall changed his mind about allowing filming there. Some days locals chased the cameras away; other days they brought platters of lamb and rice...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Now that Comic-Con International attendees have had some time to eat, sleep, wash off their face paint and pack away […]...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Veteran character actor Jack McGee, known for his stints on "NYPD Blue" and "Rescue Me," is in a shoe-box-sized room gobbling like a turkey — to the immense pleasure of four grown men.
"Sound a little more defeated," the writers and producers...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:52 PM
LONDON — He's the boy without a name but with a gilded destiny.
The one baby to rule them all — at least the people of Britain — was born to Prince William and his wife, the former Catherine Middleton, on Monday afternoon, setting...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:36 PM
MEXICO CITY -- The expectations surrounding the return of Pope Francis, the first pontiff to hail from the Americas, to his native region are enormous.
There has long been a thirst in Latin America, especially after the erudite and aloof Benedict XVI...