| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A thick, unrelenting heat permeated the Louisiana sets of "12 Years a Slave" — 100-degree-plus temperatures so intense they stifled breath. The moment a scene wrapped, cast and crew would take refuge in air-conditioned cars parked nearby. One member...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:14 PM
California has shared two conference football championships since 1960. Its basketball team has won one title during that time.
Now the Bears sit atop the Pac-12 Conference schools in the least desirable standings.
Golden Bears athletes have the worst...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:06 PM
As a freshman at Cal State San Marcos, Cipriano Vargas' grades were so low, his part-time job waiting tables so consuming and his home life with eight siblings so chaotic that he was on the verge of dropping out.
The first-generation college student and...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:00 PM
More black students in California are earning bachelor’s degrees than a decade ago, but enrollment in the state’s public universities is stagnant and many are turning to costly for-profit schools, according to a report released Thursday....
| Dec 8, 2013
| 9:09 PM
More black students in California are earning bachelor's degrees than they were a decade ago, but enrollment in the state's public universities is stagnant and many are turning to costly for-profit schools, according to a new report.
The road to...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a packed pub in midtown Manhattan, Ryan Flagherty is surrounded on three sides by people clamoring for his attention.
He spins one way and pours a shot of vodka into a glass, then turns around and wedges a lime into a bottle of Corona, pushing it...
| Sep 22, 2013
Five years ago, the future looked bright for Janet Barker and her family.
The eighth-grade English teacher had a secure job with annual raises. Her younger daughter was excited to be starting at UC Santa Cruz. Her divorce was about to be finalized,...
| Sep 26, 2013
Louis C.K., once merely a gifted comedian, is now a holy man.
Last week, C.K. told Conan O'Brien that he doesn't let his daughters have smartphones. Children who communicate primarily through social media, he explained, don't learn basic interpersonal...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:36 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — Chanting, “Undocumented, unafraid,” three young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children staged an unorthodox — and risky — demonstration at the U.S.-Mexico border to protest U.S....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:40 AM
From the department of it had to happen: The commencement address George Saunders delivered this past spring at Syracuse University, which has gone viral across the Internet, will be published next year as a book by Random House. The title? “...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:14 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- President Obama began a two-day bus tour here by laying out new proposals to address what he called a “crisis” of college affordability, including a new rating system that would reward universities that provide better value...