| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and led the Japanese company's transition from traditional playing-card maker to video-game giant, has died. He was 85.
Kyoto-based Nintendo said Yamauchi, who was also known for owning the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers, Legend of Zelda: For Hiroshi Yamauchi, the hits kept coming — but he enjoyed none of them.
"I have better things to do" than play video games, he told interviewers.
Yamauchi, a gruff and uncompromising...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Sometimes, your TV delivers a surprise. Click it on, and the last channel you’d been watching comes to life again with something you would never have watched otherwise.
Like the Three Stooges.
What I saw on the TV screen didn’t look like a...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 5:39 PM
With each scrape of the Florida Panhandle soil by an excavator's metal claw, anthropologists are moving a step closer to unraveling a century of mystery over the fates of missing boys from an infamous reform school.
Some of those sent to the Arthur G....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Cecil Fergerson, an art curator and activist who advocated for minority artists, got his first job right out of high school in a major museum. As a janitor.
That was just about the only work available to African Americans in 1948 at the Los Angeles...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Republican lawmakers are determined to protect the American people from what they call "socialized medicine" and what the rest of the world calls affordable and accessible healthcare.
What seldom comes up in this discussion, though, is what exactly we'...
| Oct 6, 2013
Re "Why healthcare is better overseas," Column, Oct. 4
Probably the main reason healthcare seems so much easier and cheaper abroad is that governments are in charge. In the U.S., the system we have mostly places corporate profits above health. Health-...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Stanley Kauffmann, the longtime film and theater critic of The New Republic who in the 20th century helped define movie reviews as an intellectual form, has died. He was 97.
Kauffmann died from complications of pneumonia in New York. A tribute will be...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last World War II veteran in the Senate and a stalwart Democrat who led congressional battles over three decades to toughen gun laws, ban smoking on planes and crack down on drunk driving,...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Two visitors from Europe are suspected of falling ill with measles in Ventura County, prompting public health officials to remind the public to get vaccinated.
Health authorities said one of the visitors was confirmed to have measles, and the other is...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:03 PM
A man travels to Indonesia and contracts the measles. He then visits a church in Texas, sickening 21 people -- at least so far. Who should feel responsible? The unvaccinated man who contracted the disease or the ministers at the church who’ve...