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  • 'Ink Art' at Metropolitan Museum of Art plays with Chinese tradition

    'Ink Art' at Metropolitan Museum of Art plays with Chinese tradition
    NEW YORK — It's hard to break from the past. Even under the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which sought to smash the "Four Olds" of customs, culture, habits and ideas, the tradition of calligraphy was held in reverence, as it had been for centuries....
  • National Book Critics Circle announces 2013 awards finalists

    National Book Critics Circle announces 2013 awards finalists
    The board of the National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2013 awards Monday. There are five finalists each in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry. The NBCC announced the recipients...
  • Liz Cheney, who sold out gay sister, now out of Wyoming Senate race

    Liz Cheney, who sold out gay sister, now out of Wyoming Senate race
    Early Monday morning, citing “serious health issues” in her family, Liz Cheney gave up her bid for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Wyoming. "My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and they will always...
  • Is Pope Francis purging conservative cardinals?

    Is Pope Francis purging conservative cardinals?
    Journalists and liberal Roman Catholics are making much — perhaps too much — of Pope Francis’ decision to remove a conservative American cardinal from the congregation that helps choose bishops. The New York Times said that the pope...
  • Polygamy supporters pleased that parts of Utah law are struck down

    Polygamy supporters pleased that parts of Utah law are struck down
    LAS VEGAS — Advocates for so-called plural marriages are applauding a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge that struck down key segments of Utah's anti-polygamy law, saying they violated constitutional rights to privacy and religious freedom....
  • Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

    Where to eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
    Looking for restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Have a cocktail and roasted chestnuts before finishing all your last-minute gift wrapping. Or celebrate Christmas Eve with La Vigilia, also known as the Feast of the Seven Fishes,...
  • For some Latino families, Christmas comes a day early

    For some Latino families, Christmas comes a day early
    Santa Claus never came to our home in Boyle Heights. Not even in a half-baked disguise. But if he had shown up on Christmas Day, I probably would have wondered why, because Christmas Eve was the day our family got together — our Super Bowl of...
  • In ancient tradition, Iranians celebrate winter solstice

    The winter solstice may mark the longest night of the year, but for Iranians, it's also known as Shab-e Yalda, a celebration with ancient ties that commemorates the triumph of Mithra, the Sun God, over darkness. Feasting on fresh fruits from the...
  • Utah gay marriage ruling brings mixed emotions

    Utah gay marriage ruling brings mixed emotions
    Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge of Salt Lake City didn't know they were going to get married on Friday.  They didn’t even have the time to tell anyone. Wood was so frazzled she almost forgot to grab her driver’s license before heading to...
  • Reform the private foster care system, right now

    Reform the private foster care system, right now
    Much of California's foster care system is private, a result in part of a prevailing political philosophy in the 1980s that the private nonprofit sector could provide better service with better results at a lower cost than government. Over the years,...
  • New Year's Eve 2013 in L.A. area: Where to ring in the new year, then recover

    New Year's Eve 2013 in L.A. area: Where to ring in the new year, then recover
    Where will you be ringing in 2014? Here's our guide to what's happening around town New Year's Eve and where you can recover the day after.  Allumette is having a retro redux New Year's with a menu inspired by 60s grand continental cuisine. Dishes...