| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
President Obama’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year would boost federal arts spending 10% above where it stands at the moment, lifting it to $1.58 billion for the 2013-14 budget year that begins Oct. 1 and more than compensating for cuts...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:32 PM
In her four decades as America’s cooking teacher, Julia Child had a hard and fast rule about commercial endorsements: She didn’t do them. It didn’t matter whether it was the butter that made her beurre blanc sauce sing, the pot in...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 8:14 AM
Space shuttle Endeavour will once again be on public display Tuesday as the California Science Center opens its doors to the pavilion that will showcase its new crown jewel....
| Sep 11, 2012
Bill Moggridge, a British-born industrial designer and educator who set the standard for laptop design three decades ago when he developed a clamshell case with a hinged lid that folded over the keyboard, died of cancer Saturday in San Francisco. He was...
| Sep 21, 2012
Joni Gordon, an art world novice who bought a failing Melrose Avenue gallery, Newspace, 37 years ago and turned it into an incubator for Los Angeles' contemporary art scene, has died. She was 75.
Gordon died Sept. 11 in Bend, Ore., 10 days after a...
| Jul 14, 2012
Russell Shank, the chief librarian at UCLA from 1977 to 1989 who was known as a staunch supporter of 1st Amendment rights in all libraries and an early proponent of technology as a way to enhance library services, has died. He was 86.
| Aug 22, 2012
Violinist Ruggiero Ricci held the audience spellbound when he debuted at the Hollywood Bowl in 1932, a "wunderkind" of classical music with marvelous showmanship and beautiful tone. He was all of 13.
What he accomplished in the ensuing decades is perhaps...
| Feb 7, 2009
James Whitmore, the veteran Tony- and Emmy-winning actor who brought American icons Will Rogers, Harry Truman and Theodore Roosevelt to life in one-man shows, died Friday. He was 87.
Whitmore died of lung cancer at his home in Malibu, said his son,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Think quickly about work in Connecticut. What comes to mind?
It's likely jobs and unemployment, the quest to keep the economy humming. That's the biggest issue that all states face, as corporate America presides over a growing surplus of money and a...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Note to self: Every tablespoon of fat removed from the turkey juices I use to make gravy subtracts about 120 calories and 13 grams of fat from the finished product. That's according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world's largest...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:24 PM
He doesn't have the distinctive look that makes Benjamin Franklin instantly recognizable or the exposure a place on the $1 bill gets George Washington.
But watching Thomas Jefferson brought to life had a crowd on its feet at the Downtown Library...