| Apr 21, 2011
Easter in Scandinavia, like many holiday celebrations in this part of the world, is a colorful patchwork of customs, including bits and pieces of a lot of things: Passover, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter bunny, cute witches, huge...
| Sep 23, 2011
Rock documentaries made by fans of the band fall into two categories: They either exclude nonbelievers or draw them into the fold. "Pearl Jam Twenty" starts out exclusionary but opens the gates before it's through.
Writer-director Cameron Crowe, whose...
| Nov 2, 2011
Interior design firm's creative force
Harry Lawenda, 87, an interior designer who was the creative force behind the influential Kneedler Fauchere design firm founded by his late wife, Dorothy Kneedler Lawenda, died at his Los Angeles...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 11:29 AM
The Polar X-Plorer roller coaster at Legoland Billund in Denmark will take riders around a snowcapped mountain and under a frozen waterfall before sending them crashing through an ice-covered lake.
PHOTOS: Polar X-Plorer roller coaster at Denmark's...
| Oct 24, 2009
A medication under review by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of type 2 diabetes may also promote weight loss, according to a study published online Thursday in the Lancet.
The drug, liraglutide, was approved earlier this year in Europe...
| Mar 20, 2008
Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden addressed the "wise men" of the European Union in a new audio message late today, slamming the publication of drawings insulting to the Prophet Muhammad and vowing a strong reaction.
The message, which appeared on a...
| Jun 25, 2008
| 11:04 AM
California's two new wireless telephone laws take effect on July 1. One law (Vehicle Code Section 23124) prohibits the use of wireless telephones and hands-free devices for drivers under the age of 18 -- sorry, kids. The other law (VC Section 23123)...
| Jun 30, 2008
CALIFORNIANS who use hands-free cellular devices while driving may be doing themselves a favor in the long run.
That's because scientists still can't say with certainty that placing a cellphone against the head is completely safe, especially for heavy...
| Feb 8, 2009
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
| Nov 16, 2008
On Oct. 18, the Santa Monica Public Library hosted an unusual interactive event called "The Living Library," in which people were the books and could be checked out for half an hour's conversation. Borrowers were instructed that "the Reader must return...
| Jul 12, 2009
Translated from the French
by Marlon Jones
Dalkey Archive: 372 pp., $14.95 paper
"I'm a dirty pornographer . . . a letch besides being the most despicable traitor of the century! . . . I'd make a urinal blush! . . ....