| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
There's something about fall — with its back-to-school, new-start feeling — that compels many of us to revisit our plans to diet, and sometimes those plans involve fads.
Even celebrities who can afford the best personal trainers,...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A pharmaceutical mogul who traveled the world collecting objects made by native artists and left them to a trust in London probably never would have guessed that 30,000 of those works would end up at UCLA's Fowler Museum.
Now, with the museum turning 50...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:33 PM
In the Glendale offices of her two cosmetics companies, New York financier Lynn Tilton makes a surprising claim: Not that long ago, she wasn't all that interested in makeup.
It's unexpected not just because Tilton owns the Jane and Stila lines of...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:31 PM
Industrialist honored for
saving Jews during WWII
Berthold Beitz, 99, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of postwar West Germany's leading industrialists, died Tuesday....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:30 AM
When Shane Salerno turned 40 last year, he decided it was finally time to let his obsession go.
The screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with Michael Bay ("Armageddon") and Oliver Stone ("Savages"), had toiled for close to a decade trying...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:33 PM
The Rev. Will D. Campbell was a poor white boy from Mississippi who preached his first sermon from a pulpit stocked with a Bible from the Ku Klux Klan. But this son of the segregated South — a self-avowed "good ol' boy with crazy ideas" —...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:49 AM
Edmund S. Morgan, a leading scholar of the Colonial era who helped reinvigorate the reputations of the founding fathers, probed the country's racial and religious origins and, in his 80s, wrote a bestselling biography of Benjamin Franklin, has died in...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
USC's music school will be getting a double infusion of hip Brooklyn talent.
Composers Andrew Norman and Ted Hearne are joining the Thornton School of Music as full-time professors. Norman will begin his new job in the fall, and Hearne will start next...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Herbert Allison Jr.
Headed Fannie Mae, U.S. bank rescue program
Herbert Allison Jr., 69, a former head of the U.S. government's bank rescue program and chief executive of Fannie Mae after it was taken over by the government, died Sunday at his home in...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Too much good news in medicine may be bad news for science, according to a new study that suggests animal research is riddled with bias that allows too many treatments to advance to human trials.
Researchers examined data from thousands of experiments...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:36 PM
After Philip Slater published "The Pursuit of Loneliness," a 1970 best-seller that delivered a blistering critique of American culture, he moved to California and adopted a lifestyle aimed at avoiding the fate of the fellow citizens he saw as so unhappy....