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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDuring a six-decade career, Joe Paterno transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power, creating a legacy that no one thought could be beaten — or tarnished. But the Ivy League-educated coach who demanded that his players...
Nation NowElizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning: For a truly 21st century celebration of love, you need to go back to the 19th century -- and the Web has supplied a virtual time machine to the poets' love letters....
Daily DishForklore: The Russian olive was one of the few fruits available to Mongolian nomads on the steppes of southern Siberia 1,000 years ago, and the Mongols developed a taste for it....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSo you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...
Tags: Boris Johnson, Human Interest, Arts, Arts and Culture, Marriage
Fourteen years after Pete Townshend dismissed the very idea of growing up when he wrote "Hope I die before I get old," a 40-year-old John Lennon sang a very different tune. "I can hardly wait to see you come of age," he sang in 1980 to his then-5-year-...
Tags: Music, Documentary (genre), Physiology, Cirque du Soleil, Movies
Pop & HissThose with fat wallets or friends in the biz will no doubt celebrate the bounty that is the summer music season in Southern California. The offerings are unrivaled among American regions, with so many open air venues, majestic theaters, off......
The Fabulous ForumOLYMPIC LEGEND: The current distance for the Olympic marathon was based on where Queen Alexandra was sitting at the 1908 Summer Olympics. STATUS: Effectively True. While over the years it has been passed in popularity by sports like gymnastics and......
Readers' Representative JournalThe Times' Editorial Awards for 2009 honor, in the words of Editor Russ Stanton, "the work of a newsroom whose ambition has been unbowed by the seismic forces affecting change upon our industry." Pacific Time podcast host Michelle Maltais interviewed........
Pop & HissThe harpist, pianist and singer, who has crafted a body of work that sounds like none other, stirs fansâ ardor and fills the hall with precisely rendered melodies.On Saturday at L.A.'s ornate Orpheum Theatre, the downtown venue originally built for........
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFor centuries, sages have alluded to a richness in life's later years that is lost on the young. But only in the last decade have researchers begun to measure happiness across the life span and, in doing so, try to understand why older people tend to be...
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
Nittany LinesThe Centre Daily Times is reporting that Joe Paterno's gravesite in State College now has a stone marker with an inscription from the 19th century poet Robert Browning. The inscription says: "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,......
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