| Aug 6, 2012
MEXICO CITY — Chavela Vargas, a preeminent interpreter of the music of loss and longing known as ranchera, who defiantly shattered gender stereotypes and blazed a legendary path through 20th century Mexican popular culture, has died. She was 93....
| Sep 1, 2012
Viredo Espinosa, a member of a revolutionary group of artists in 1950s Cuba whose Abstract Expressionism expanded the scope of the country's modern art, died Sunday in Costa Mesa. He was 83.
Espinosa, who fled Cuba in 1969 and eventually settled in...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:03 PM
United Nations relief agencies are heading up a global mission to bring food, shelter and construction materials to Caribbean islands battered by Hurricane Sandy last week -- a belated response by the world body whose New York headquarters and staff...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 9:39 PM
At 22 years old, former Sherman Oaks Notre Dame football-basketball-baseball standout Giancarlo Stanton will be playing in major-league baseball's All-Star Game. Stanton, an outfielder for the Miami Marlins who went by the name of Mike Stanton at Notre...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Former Southern California products Matt Dominguez (Chatsworth) and Rob Rasmussen (Pasadena Poly, UCLA) are being traded by the Miami Marlins to the Houston Astros for Carlos Lee, according to the Miami Herald. Dominguez, a third baseman, was the Marlins'...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 8:23 AM
“Oz the Great and Powerful” is neither great nor powerful, if you believe the criticism being heaped upon it in ......
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:32 AM
“Oz the Great and Powerful” was both at the box office for the second weekend in a row. “Oz” is ......
| Jan 5, 2013
| 5:10 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Nick Saban and Brian Kelly dropped strong hints Saturday they would be coaching at Alabama and Notre Dame beyond Monday night's Bowl Championship Series title game.
It's understandable the men leading the top two college...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Back to Blood
Little, Brown: 704 pp., $30
About a quarter of the way through Tom Wolfe's new novel, "Back to Blood," pornography addiction specialist Dr. Norman Lewis waits with his nurse...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 10:30 AM
The Fiddler on Pantico Run:
An African Warrior, His White Descendants, a Search for Family
Free Press: 304 pp, $25.99
Joe Mozingo's captivating debut, "The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Seven dancers with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba reportedly have defected while traveling last month in Mexico, with some of them resurfacing in the past week seeking asylum in the United States.
The website Cafe Fuerte, dedicated to Cuban American...