| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:22 PM
There is more at stake than test scores in the effort to provide iPads to 600,000 Los Angeles Unified students in time for the state's upcoming switch to online achievement exams.
| Nov 22, 2008
With tickets just impossible to get, I propose to the family that we hold our own inaugural ball.
"You mean a dance?" Posh says.
"I never said that."
"What about dinner?" she asks.
"Tonight?" I say.
"I mean at the ball," she says.
"We're having a...
| Nov 29, 2008
Carl D. Keith, who as a principal inventor of the three-way catalytic converter made major contributions to automotive progress, clean air and human health, died Nov. 9 at a hospital in New Bern, N.C. He was 88.
He lived on Marco Island, Fla., and was in...
| Jan 16, 2009
| 10:28 PM
Tom O'Horgan, a leader in New York's experimental theater scene in the 1960s who went on to direct the exuberant, often freewheeling Broadway productions of "Hair" and "Jesus Christ Superstar," has died. He was 84.
The director died Sunday of natural...
| Jan 31, 2009
George Perle, the American music theorist and scholar who was widely regarded as the composer who put a human face on atonal music, has died. He was 93.
Perle died Jan. 23 at his home in New York City after a long illness, according to his wife, Shirley....