| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:43 PM
The Week in Pictures from around the world....
| May 7, 2012
| 4:35 PM
L.A. book events coming up this week....
| Mar 20, 2012
Nathan L. Chroman, a Beverly Hills attorney and wine enthusiast who wrote an influential weekly column for the Los Angeles Times during the rise of the California wine industry in the 1970s and '80s, has died. He was 83.
Chroman, who contracted polio...
| Apr 1, 2012
Harry Crews, a rough-hewn Southerner who drew a keen following with novels that describe a Hieronymus Bosch landscape of grotesques — characters who are tossed into rattlesnake pits, walk on their hands, croon lullabies to a skull and literally...
| Jan 30, 2012
If you don't believe in horoscopes, you're in step with science. But that's not the same as saying the season of your birth cannot affect your fate. Hundreds of studies, published in peer-reviewed journals, have suggested that the month a person is born...
| Feb 21, 2012
Bassist for rock band MC5
Michael Davis, 68, the bassist of influential late 1960s rock band MC5, died Friday of liver failure at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., said his wife, Angela Davis.
The Motor City Five, later known as MC5,...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:30 AM
A Santa Monica start-up wants to take the financial pain out of shaving.
Dollar Shave Club is a new membership-only website that promises to “shave time, shave money” by sending customers a shipment of razor blades automatically every month....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:44 PM
Two new movies, “Lincoln” and “Hyde Park on the Hudson,” are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never...
| Oct 1, 2010
| 4:34 PM
In Sundayâs Arts & Books, Times book critic David L. Ulin visits with Philip Roth, whose 31st book, the novel "Nemesis" -- which involves a polio epidemic in 1940s Newark, N.J. -- comes out Tuesday. During the conversation, Roth touched......
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Teens who use social media are five times likelier to use tobacco, three times likelier to drink alcohol and twice as likely to try marijuana, says Columbia University's National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse after conducting a survey of......
| Jul 2, 2010
| 4:36 PM
In a biopic of a wild-eyed, libertine, punk-era wordsmith, some poetic licentiousness is to be expected. Rocker Ian Dury, the subject of âSex & Drugs & Rock & Roll,â has even said, âNever let the truth get in the way of a good story.â...