| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Patrice Chéreau, the accomplished French director who died Monday in Paris at 68 following a battle with lung cancer, was a master of many art forms.
Though he gained a measure of international renown for his movies, including "Queen Margot" and...
| Dec 21, 2008
They were some of the most promising medicines of the 1990s -- wonder pills that appeared to fight cancer, heart disease, stroke and other ailments.
Laboratory tests and initial studies in people suggested that lowly vitamins could play a crucial role in...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:00 PM
When Natalie Cole and Chucho Valdés share a bill Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl, it will mark a long-delayed reunion of two languages and two musical dynasties.
More than half a century ago, on the eve of the Cuban Revolution, Cole's father,...
| Nov 2, 2013
Re "Obama and his big lie," Opinion, Oct. 29
To suggest that the elderly are being forced to pay for maternity care suggests that Jonah Goldberg doesn't understand the concept of insurance. The concept is that a large pool of people contributes to a...
| Sep 17, 2007
Today, professors Kelly D. Brownell and Paul F. Campos attempt to define the parameters and significance of our modern fatness. Later in the week, they'll debate policy prescriptions, cultural issues and more.
Two-thirds are overweight, and we're...
| Nov 23, 2010
| 12:33 PM
As you gaze across the bountiful Thanksgiving offerings on your table this year, be grateful for the life-extending benefits of orange. Orange as in alpha-carotene. Orange as in pumpkin, carrots and squash, the foods richest in this phytonutrient. A study...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:32 PM
In his church office, pastor Chuck Smith kept a crown made of thorns and a jar full of candy. The thorns were from the Holy Land. The candy was for his grandkids. The image suggested his special appeal as a preacher: A harsh, old-school Christianity...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 5:39 PM
On a wet Saturday near Griffith Park, a dozen teenage girls shovel manure, trudge through mud and try to stay warm. But soon everyone perks up because another horse-riding lesson is about to begin.
The lessons are provided by Taking the Reins, a...
| Nov 15, 2013
At the U.N. climate negotiations in Warsaw on Monday, the lead Philippine delegate, Yeb Sano, made an emotional plea: "Typhoons such as Haiyan and its impacts represent a sobering reminder to the international community that we cannot afford to...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:59 AM
In what may be the least surprising development of the week, Andy Kaufman's brother Michael, who appeared onstage in New York on Monday with a woman claiming to be the late comedian's daughter, now claims he is the victim of a hoax.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Long before scientists began to study global warming, author Raymond Chandler described the violent effects of dry, "oven-hot" Santa Ana winds gusting through the city of Los Angeles.
"Every booze party ends in a fight," he wrote in his 1938 story...